As the top offensive prospects in Ohio since Orlando Pace, it's understandable that Fairfield tackle Jack Carman has hit the national recruiting radar in big way.
"The schools I'm looking at right now are Ohio State, Alabama, USC, Clemson and Florida State, with LSU and Wisconsin just behind them," Carman admitted. "I want to visit most of those places over the next year. I will be going to Clemson this Sunday and be there Monday."
"I will also be at Ohio State for their spring game, while I plan on going to Florida State and USC this summer," he added. "I'm not planning to announce until next December, and I'm going to be taking all five official visits in the fall."
With so many great options, how is Carman going to be able to choose one school over the others when the time comes?
"First off, I have to get out and see all these places in person and experience them for myself," Carman stressed. "I want to see if this is where I want to be the next four or five years of my life."
"I want to see how I like the coaches, and the winning environment these schools have," he noted.
Even though he ranked as the number-31 player in America, Carman is not resting on his laurels. He is continually working to become an even better player.
"I'm working hard right now lifting weights, and watching film like everyone, just trying to get better as a player," he explained. "I'd like to improve on fixing little things, like being more fundamentally sound, and being more advanced in footwork, decisions and every aspect of playing my position."
"I've always been a leader, but as a senior I feel it even more," he continued. "My expectations this year are to go undefeated and win a state championship."