"Right now, I haven’t really been focused on recruiting,” Tahj Capehart said. “I’ve really been focused on my school work and becoming a better player. I’m still open with my recruitment, but I will be making my decision before the start of my senior year.”
The four-star wide receiver’s scholarship list continues to grow.
“I just picked up my 16th offer from Nebraska,” said the 5-foot-11, 170-pound Capehart. “(Wide receivers) coach (Keith) Williams is recruiting me and he has a lot of energy. I also like how he’s a coach on and off the field – like a mentor.
“They run a pro-style offense and put a lot of receivers in the NFL, so they would give me a lot chances to make plays and help me get to the next level. I’m definitely interested in learning more about them and I’m going to try to visit.”
Along with Nebraska, Capehart’s offer list includes Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Arizona State, Miami, NC State and Wisconsin among others.
Capehart said there is a group of schools that have shown the most interest lately.
“The schools I’ve been in contact with the most are in-state schools – Virginia and Virginia Tech,” he said. “Also, North Carolina, Penn State and Tennessee. It means a lot that they’re showing so much interest.”
What’s next for him?
“My mom and I are going to start working on getting all my junior days set up,” Capehart said. “I don’t have scheduled yet, but I know I’m will be going to Virginia Tech.
“The new staff has really made an impression on me. The offense that coach (Justin) Fuente is bringing is something they haven’t seen before at that school. He runs a spread and really gets his receivers involved.”
After spring, Capehart hopes to narrow his list of schools.
“I’m going to try to trim it down to five or seven before summer starts,” he said. “I’m not sure who will make the list.
“I’m just looking forward to visiting some more schools and getting to know the coaching staffs better before I make any decisions.”