Three-star wide receiver Khalif Staten hasn't been heard from in the recruiting process up until this point. The 6-foot-3, 219-pounder out of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln holds one offer and is receiving interest from other schools.
"I've got an offer from Purdue," he said. "They are a very good school. I've checked into them and I like that they throw the ball a lot. I know one of their top players had something like 325 receptions. They are also a very good school, so I'm interested.
"I'm also hearing from UNLV, Boise State, Maryland, Rutgers and California. UNLV and Boise State said they like my film, but want to see more this season before possibly offering."
Two schools are currently leading for Staten at this time.
"I haven't gotten any letters from them, but my favorite player Chad Johnson went to Oregon State," he stated. "I know that's his college and I'd like to follow in his footsteps. I like the way they spread the ball around.
"I also like California. I've been watching their games and they pass the ball a lot to DeSean Jackson. They are known everywhere and are a good program. If either of those schools were to show interest or offer, I'd be really excited."
What does the No. 83 wide receiver in the country want in a college?
"I want somewhere that has the type of major I want, construction management or business," he said. "I want a place I like the coaches and can speak to them regularly, not just about football. Also somewhere I'll be safe and have fun and then I do like the warm weather. That would be nice."
State is already starting to look into visits this fall.
"I definitely want to go on one to Purdue since they gave me an offer," he said. "I'd like to check out Maryland and Rutgers too to get a feel for them and then maybe somewhere out West."
Currently the No. 5 prospect in New York is preparing for the upcoming season.
"We just started camp this week in preparation for our first game on September 8th," he stated. "I think the team is looking good. We've got a lot of experience coming back with 24 seniors.
"I've improved too not only on my route running, but I'm more of a team player and leader."