The 6-foot-5, 309-pound Painter has not forgotten about his college suitors, however. He will be taking all five of his official visits this fall
I am going to narrow my list down to five at some point in July, Painter said. I have three that are pretty much locks for me to visit in Florida, Virginia Tech and Penn State. I want to be able to go to those places and have my parents see what I have seen.
Painter has remained in close contact with several schools throughout the summer, which has helped to make up for the lack of visits.
I talk to Coach Bill Kenney almost every day from Penn State, Painter said. I also have spoken to Coach Joe Paterno a few times. I also speak every day with coaches from Virginia Tech, Florida, Miami, Maryland, Georgia and every now and then with North Carolina.
Painter seems to have a plan for action when it comes to a timeframe of when to make a decision.
I will be taking all five of my official visits this fall and then I will hopefully make a decision in January, Painter said. I will be announcing at the U.S. Army All-American game if I am chosen to play.
Look for more from Painter as he narrows his list to a top five later this month.