One of the fastest rising recruits in the Midwest is Cincinnati La Salle tight end Josh Whyle, and the four-star prospect has seen his offer sheet explode over the past month.
Whyle, who held only four offers in mid-January, has seen things take off to the point where he currently numbers nearly 20 offers in total. And more could be headed his way.
"Recruiting has really been blowing up for me recently," Whyle stated. "Some of the new offers would be Oregon and Auburn, and these are teams I've watched on television all my life. The Oregon offer was a total shock. The style of play they have, and Oregon in general is just a school that kids like a lot."
"I'm not going to base my decision on how big these schools are though, because I'm looking for the right fit for me," he explained. "I want to visit Oregon and see how I like it, and I will probably take an official there. What stuck out to me was talking to their coaches on Face-Time. The distance won't bother me at all."
"With Auburn, that offer was another surprise to me," he admitted. "Being that it's an SEC offer means a lot. I also spoke with their coach only recently on the phone, and they gave me the offer. My family and I are planning on visiting there once basketball is over. I'm definitely interested in both Oregon and Auburn, as well as my other offers."
Whyle has a time frame in mind for making his decision, and he wants to allow himself the opportunity to see a lot of the schools that have offered.
"I still have offers coming in, so I'm in no hurry, but I would like to commit before my senior season is over," Whyle said. "I still have plenty of time to visit these schools, and do my research on these programs."
Since Scout spoke to Whyle for this article, he added an offer from Tennessee.