In just a few weeks, Raiqwon O'Neal went from low- to mid-major Division I prospect to a no-doubt power-five prospect.
Since April 23, the 6-foot-5, 265-pound Conway (S.C.) lineman has received five power-five offers: Kentucky, Louisville, Illinois, Wake Forest and Mississippi State.
"It's been a blessing," O'Neal said. "It changes a lot. To be the first in the family to get offers, even one offer and to get them from schools like that, that's big-time."
Kentucky was the first to offer, but O'Neal said the Wildcats haven't contacted him much since.
That's not true of Louisville, though.
"They really want me," O'Neal said. "They just came to my school. I like what they're doing. I like what kind of program they're having and the education they have there."
Wake Forest, the closest to his home of his power-five offers, also has made an impression.
"I like their campus. Their campus is awesome," O'Neal said. "Their education is awesome too. I love it. It's awesome there."
Illinois recently offered and is high on the big, fierce and athletic lineman.
"I like them too," O'Neal said. "I just really want to get around to these schools that I haven't visited yet and get a feel for the environment there."
Illinois offensive line coach Luke Butkus has scheduled a visit to O'Neal's high school on Thursday.
"He's been telling me about their school and what they have to offer me and to keep doing what I'm doing," O'Neal said. "They're pretty good. I haven't really gotten the details and talked to them much about Illinois."
O'Neal also wants to learn more about Mississippi State.
"They got a good education there as well," O'Neal said. "I just want to get there, see the campus and the environment."
O'Neal will visit Wake Forest on June 3 and wants to visit Louisville, Illinois and Mississippi State soon as well.
O'Neal also is hearing from South Carolina and North Carolina.
"I just let my game do the talking," O'Neal said. "I don't try to brag about me and just try to give the best I can each and every night."