The recruiting process for Oakland Mills (Columbia, Md.) quarterback/athlete David Pindell has kickstarted in earnest. After securing one FBS offer from Syracuse early during the evaluation period, he received a text message May 22 from Tennessee coach Nick Sheridan.
After speaking to Sheridan, the landscape of his recruiting changed. Pindell had been waiting for one of the major schools to pull the trigger and the Volunteers did.
"I was really excited but I kind of figured that eventually Tennessee would offer me," said the 6-1, 185-pound rising senior. "I have been in regular communication with the staff down there for a few months and they kept telling me to hang tight. They wanted my tapes and stuff and then it happened."
Pindell went on to describe the conversation he had with the Tennessee coach "special."
"Oh yeah, I was really excited. It was like when will it happen and then it did," he said.
Pindell can now boast of four offers. Including Tennessee and Syracuse, Monmouth and Old Dominion jumped on board earlier. Since then, Delaware made a visit. Former Terp and current Blue Hens coach Henry Baker trekked to the Columbia school last week and convinced Pindell to come to camp this summer, hinting that an offer would be forthcoming.
Pindell's other summer camps include Maryland, Towson, Tennessee and Syracuse.
"I'll be at Maryland's camp on June 7 and 8," he said. "Sure, Maryland has been showing me some interest but not as a quarterback. I really like Maryland, but I want to be a college quarterback. I did get down there for a Junior Day in the winter and Coach [Randy] Edsall has texted me, but I haven't really talked with him yet."
In terms of his shot at Maryland, the Terps are going to have to see how he performs at camp this summer and evaluate him further. Like Syracuse, it seems UMD prefers Pindell as a receiver or athlete rather than a signal caller.
If the Terps do get involved, Pindell indicated he'd be receptive. The chance to play for the hometown school and play near his family is appealing to him.
"Hopefully I do well at the camp and get the offer," he said. "That's my goal. I'm doing my best to prove to them I deserve [the scholarship]."
Others showing interest in the dual threat quarterback who runs a 4.57 40-yard-dash to date are Boston College and Maine.
"I really like what I see in Boston College," he said. "I would love to get up there for a visit."
As a junior Pindell passed for 1,674-yards, completing 156 passes out of 204 attempts. He threw for 14 scores and rushed for another eight. Pindell isn't one to stay too long in the pocket, though, piling up 684 rushing yards on 96 tries.
Pindell's Recruiting Picking Up
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