Top Penn. QB Offered By Duke

It's been a flurry of recruiting for Bishop McDevitt quarterback Jeremy Ricker. Dating back to September of last year, the offers have been coming in. Up to a reported 20 offers, Jeremy admits that it was different than he thought it would be.

"It's crazy at times," Jeremy said. "I get about 20 letters a day at home, about 20 a day at the school, so it's been kind of insane." Following this weekend's performance at the Nike combine, Ricker said that based on some of the coaches he saw there and the reactions he was getting, he's going to go from being popular to being a downright hot commodity. "I know Michigan, Purdue, Nebraska, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Syracuse and some others talked to my coach at the combine and it sounds like all of them are offering or thinking about it," Jeremy said. "That's pretty good, because I wanted to do well while I was there."

To that end, Jeremy said that he scored around 90 percent in his efficiency during the combine in the passing drills and ran just slightly over a 4.0 in the shuttle run. Ricker also added 12 reps on the bench at 185 pounds and run a sub 4.2 shuttle.

His performance, athleticism and intelligence, along with this recent combine performance now puts Ricker's name close to the top when it comes to some of the elite QBs in the east, perhaps the entire country. That kind of popularity can be both good and bad, especially if you have a season up-coming where less than a state title simply won't do.

"Yeah, it's something that I have been thinking about, because the attention has gotten like it has," Jeremy said. "I want to take my official visits, but I don't want the recruiting attention to be a distraction to this season."

"This is like the biggest season of my life, so it's just something I am trying to figure out before it gets here, so I at least know I am prepared, no matter what I decided to do."

Ricker said that he along with his coach and teammates, including fellow division 1-A recruit, running back LeSean McCoy will be hitting the road this summer for a little midwestern tour. After that? Not even Ricker knows for sure what he'll do, but this off-season could have a great focus on his college season, so that his final season of prep-ball is his and his teammate's to enjoy.

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