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Isaih Pacheco, who plays quarterback at Vineland (N.J.) High, saw a recent push in his recruitment as a handful of Big Ten and ACC schools extended offers.
What it means is the 5-foot-11, 195-pound Pacheco will have to delve deeper into his recruitment to learn about Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Toledo, Boston College and Rutgers, each of which extended offers.
The only visit Pacheco made was to Rutgers, but he and teammate Nihym Anderson are heading to Pittsburgh on Friday to get their first look at the Panthers.
"I don't know much about some of these schools," said Pacheco, who is being recruited as a running back. "I have to get out there and see them and decide what is best for me and my family. I try not to think too much about it. I don't want to get cocky about the offers."
There are a few schools in contact with Pacheco the most, though.
"I talk to Rutgers a lot, and a couple of schools hit me up every two days," he said. "Boston College, Pitt ...Maryland is starting to hit me up, Syracuse as well.
"I want to play running back or slot. When I grew up, I was a running back. Then, when I got in high school, my coach ended up putting me at quarterback and I started rushing."
Most of the schools are talking to Pacheco about running back, but his ability as a safety is something Maryland sees.
"Maryland is talking different stuff," he said. "They see me as a Jabrill Peppers type of guy. I know one of the kids (Markquese Bell) who goes there. I know him because we played against his team. The coaches were telling me they want to see me there, but I'm not that familiar with it."
Meanwhile, the school he knows the most about is Rutgers. He was on campus in late January.
"We saw the weight room, we went on the field and looked around, and saw where they eat," he said. "They put us in a room to talk to the coaches. I talked to the running backs coach (Lester Erb)."
Pacheco also spent time with coach Chris Ash.
"I talked to him as I was getting there," Pacheco said. "He's a good guy. I have to get to know him more."