Javon Swinton made a smooth transition from middle school football to the high school varsity level last season.
Recently, he picked up his first scholarship offer from Marshall.
"It was a relief because you worry about getting the first offer," said the 6-foot-2, 170-pound Swinton. "It's a great school and I'm very thankful.
"They have very good coaches and have had a lot of great players through the years. I plan on visiting sometime soon, but I haven't set a date yet."
His most recent visit was Maryland.
"It was good a visit and I really enjoyed everything," Swinton said. "The coaches were really nice and talked to us about how the DMV needed to stick together and come to Maryland. They also showed us around and talked about the new facilities they're building.
"(Wide receivers) coach (Chris) Beatty is recruiting me and we're developing a good relationship. He's coached a lot of great players and sent a bunch of guys to the NFL. He's really nice and we have a good bond. He always stays in touch."
His next stop will be North Carolina.
"I don't have a date yet, but I know it will be soon," Swinton said. "I'm excited to see facilities and meet all the coaches. I also want to see what the environment is like and get a feel for the overall program. I'm very interested in them.
"I've spoken with (wide receivers) coach (Gunter) Brewer. He's told me they have a great program and that if you work hard, you'll be successful at North Carolina. He's also coached several great receivers during his career."
Swinton finished his freshman season with 38 receptions for 538 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, he had three pass breakups and three interceptions, one of which he returned one for a touchdown.