Versatile prospect Danny Dembry now holds five offers but is not in a hurry to make a decision.
The 6-2, 180-pound athlete from Ahoskie (N.C.) Hertford County has spent most of the season playing quarterback but has also seen some time at safety. Hertford County is currently 11-1 and will face Rocky Mount in the second round of the state playoffs.
"I'm focusing on finishing the season right now, so I'll wait a little while before I visit more schools," said Dembry.
Which schools are interested in him?
"I have offers from East Carolina, NC State, Kentucky, Buffalo and South Carolina," he said. "I'm looking at those schools plus Wake Forest. I'm really open to anyone that's willing to take a look at me. I'm not going to decide tomorrow, so I want to get a feel for all the schools that might be interested in me."
Dembry mentioned he was especially impressed with the on-field improvement shown by Wake Forest, East Carolina and Kentucky this year. He has only taken one official visit thus far.
"About a month ago I took an official to Buffalo, which was okay. It was pretty cold," he laughed. "That wouldn't be the only thing I think about, and I'm still considering them. That was just one thing that stood out. After the season I'll sit down and talk to coaches and people around me to decide where I want to visit. I have a lot of good options right now and you never know what else will open up."
Dembry is in the somewhat awkward position of finishing a stellar high school career at quarterback, a position he is not likely to play at the next level. How does that feel?
"I've enjoyed playing quarterback up to this point. A couple of schools have mentioned that they might give me a look there, but most schools are talking about putting me at receiver or defensive back. I don't really care personally. I feel like I can be successful anywhere on the field.
"Over the past year I've improved a lot as a player but mostly as a leader. I'm more vocal and I try to lead by example more. My speed has improved too. I ran the 40 in 4.51-seconds not too long ago."
Dembry is rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com. He will wait until after all of his official visits are complete to announce his decision.