Others, though, like Cadiz, Kentucky's Jeff Adams, he's got a vastly different approach. "I'm just taking it all in right now," he said. "I'm not looking at any schools, I'm not really studying up on anyone, because it's too early to do all of that stuff right now."
To Adams, he looks at the contenders to jump in there like Kentucky, Louisville, Clemson and Florida as simply more teams, but best yet, more choices if they do finally lay a written scholarship on the table.
"I just want as many choices as I can get, because that means I have more places to choose from as to where I want to go," Jeff said. "The more schools you have to pick from, the better the chances are that you will find the best place for you."
Adams said that while he's waiting on offers, those he already has are on his list, but not exclusively amongst his favorites. Not that he's thinking of someone else specifically, rather, Jeff just wants to make sure that everyone knows that there is nobody above anyone above another.
That means Nebraska, Tennessee and Oklahoma are still in a dead heat, but not with each other, but with every single team out there in the land of division 1-A. "I'm totally open and I mean totally," Adams said. "I don't have a favorite, I'm not thinking about anyone specifically and I am just seeing how things happen over the summer."
What's been happening with Nebraska is that running back coach Randy Jordan has been in as much contact as he is allowed during this last evaluation month, something Jeff will admit is key when looking at a school. It's one thing to be offered, but like every other prep in the land, they want to be recruited as well. "I want to go to a place that fits me, but also to a place that wants me there," he said. "So, it's nice when the coach goes out of their way to send letters, call when they can or whatever, because you know they want you at their school."
The Huskers have done that, but so have the Sooners and the Vols as well, Adams saying there was no real difference in the attention any of the schools were showing him. In fact, and this goes back to what I was saying before, there's no real difference in anyone right now.
There could be a few camps in the future, but thus far, Adams said that it's Tennessee and Auburn for certain. There could be unofficial visits beside that, but thus far, Adams doesn't have any idea as to where they might go.
The summer for him will be all business, but his business won't be stepping onto fields across the country, rather doing a little fieldwork of his own.
The residential kind.
"I'm mowing lawns over the summer," Jeff said. "That will keep me plenty busy, but I will get to see some schools every now and then."
If you get the sense that Adams isn't really think about recruiting at all, except in passing, you'd be right. If you think that Jeff is more consumed by what he's going to eat than what schools are recruiting him, you'd probably be correct there as well. I mean, at 6 foot, 7 inches and weighing over 330 pounds, when this young man eats, you better hope it's not an all-you-can-eat buffet and you are the person behind him instead of ahead.
That's recruiting for Jeff right now, though – here, there, but not everywhere, at least not right now. That time will come, but it will be in some time down the road. "There's no reason to be in a hurry for any of this," he said. "I'm not in a rush, I've got lots of time and I am going to make the right choice."
"I guess it could take until early next year, but if it does, that's ok. Right now, it's just not that big of a deal."