Philadelphia (Pa.) West Catholic athlete Patrick Amara has been on the road a lot lately so he is starting to learn a great deal about the schools that are recruiting him.
So far Bowling Green, Fordham, UMass and Central Florida are the schools that have offered the 6-foot-2, 182-pound athlete.
Recently Amara has taken unofficial visits to Villanova, Temple, West Virginia and Youngstown State.
While West Virginia has not offered, the Mountaineers are intriguing to Amara because that is a program he had a lot of interest in when he was younger. He started watching college football around the time West Virginia, then in the Big East, was lighting up scoreboards with the likes of Steve Slaton, Pat White and Noel Devine.
The visit to Morgantown only heightened his interest in the school.
"I loved it because of the environment," said Amara. "It was so surreal, watching my favorite players from T.V. and being on the field with them. I was talking to the defensive coordinator and the offensive coordinator. That was my dream school growing up."
But how much interest is West Virginia showing in Amara? According to him, a lot.
"They're showing a lot of interest. Me and coach Brian Mitchell have been keeping in contact. He said he's going to help me set up another visit soon," he said.
While Amara's interest in West Virginia is obviously very high he did say that he still does not have any favorites.