"I feel like I could go in there and start because they recruit like two and three stars and they're still competitive in the ACC. I feel like if I go up there I could start," Maurice said.
Of the schools that have offered, FAU is the only one Maurice has visited, and that was for a Junior Day last year. He's looking forward to taking some official visits this fall, and Boston College is on the top of his list.
"I'm thinking about taking two (visits) during the season then waiting for more offers to see what bigger schools I could get and then visit those after the season," he said.
As he evaluates these programs, he'll be looking at several factors.
"Coaching staff, the facility, how fast I could go in there and make a difference and location. It's not really a big deal for me to go out of state, but if I can stay close, I will. As long as I feel like it's comfortable for me, I'll just stay there," he said.
If he stays close, he hopes it will be South Florida. He's gotten a few letters from USF so far, but he's hoping for more attention from the Bulls.
"If I were to stay in Florida, it would have to be USF. I'd wait for USF. Other than that, I like any ACC school."
A decision from Maurice will most likely come after the season, but if he feels right about it, he won't hesitate to pull the trigger sooner.
"I want to do it before signing day, I don't want to wait it out. I'm very impatient," he said.
For now, his attention is focused almost entirely on his senior season and stepping up as a leader for his team.
"I'm just going to be the best player I can be on the field, playing both ways. On defense I want to be a bigger leader, I want to get a whole bunch of tackles for loss and build on my stats from past years because they've gone up each year."