Despite a deep group of safety prospects in the Midwest, Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward's Solomon Warfield has been able to carve out a strong offer list in the last few months, highlighted by two Big Ten tenders this week.
"I got an offer from Penn State today and got an offer from Illinois yesterday, so it's been a good two days," Warfield said Thursday night.
Warfield was fresh off his reception of the Penn State offer when he offered his reaction to the latest addition to his list.
"I am really, really excited," Warfield said. "I don't know a lot about Penn State, but from what I have seen on TV I know they are a really good team. I've been down there because we had a game in New York and stopped at Penn State. I got to see some of the campus and it is extremely nice."
The offer from Penn State also holds significance because of his connection with the Nittany Lions's cornerback commitment out of Avon, Ohio, four-star Ross Douglas.
"That's one of my best friends," Warfield said. "We were just texting about [the offer]."
The offer from Illinois earlier this week came after Warfield has had several conversations with the Illini' coaching staff, particularly assistant Steven Clinkscale. He wants to visit Champaign at some point this summer, and hopes to see several other schools before his senior year begins.
"I think I am going to have to make one big trip," Warfield said. "I have nothing set up yet, but me and my family still want to get out and see some schools. The ones I don't get to, I will see on official visits. I definitely want to take my official visits, and then I will probably make my decision during the season."
Warfield's desire to wait until after official visits before making his college decision has been clarified by his recent string of offers.
"Now I think I have to wait to see these schools," he said. "I really want to take a good look at every school that I got an offer from, talk to all the coaches and hopefully go out and visit as many places as I can."