Edward Hendrix, the top receiver in Washington, D.C., in 2018, made his share of visits to campuses, and it gave him a base in learning about schools.
Not enough, though, to be anywhere near a decision.
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Woodson High standout visited Maryland, North Carolina, NC State, Clemson and Syracuse, but with an offer list including the aforementioned schools (sans Clemson) as well as Louisville, Michigan State, West Virginia and Wisconsin and a few others, Hendrix is far from a commitment.
Or a trimmed list?
"It's coming this summer," Hendrix said during The Opening Regional at Centreville High. "Official visits, gotta take them."
It means a lot of things will play out in the coming months, and making more visits is important. None are planned, so Hendrix is going off past visits in formulating his opinions, and Syracuse's approach gets him excited.
"Fast-paced offense," he said. "They throw the ball a lot. It's what I like. I like that style."
Close to home is Maryland, which is recruiting Hendrix hard.
Former Washington, D.C., high school coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim is now on Maryland's staff, and he holds strong relationships with many of the players in the area, and Hendrix is one of them.
"He tells me I'm going to be something special in their offense," Hendrix said. "A lot of coaches tell me that. Maryland is recruiting me a lot. Everybody is recruiting me hard, but I'm just enjoying it."
One of the reasons Hendrix desires to experience more visits is what transpired at NC State. He went in not expecting much, but left with a strong feeling about the school.
"It was better than I thought it was going to be," he said. "I thought it was going to be different. It was good. Everything is up to date."
Meanwhile, Clemson is yet to offer, but remains in contact with Hendrix, and his view of the program is high.
"It was the best thing I've ever seen, he said. "It was the best facility-wise. It is a cool place. It's not like there is so much to do, but there is a lot of fun you could have on campus. There is good food, they have a nice game room."