The list of interested parties in Clymer (Pa.) Penns Manor's Danny Ferens is growing and growing, and it appears an offer might soon be on the table for the Comets' talented two-way athlete.
Brad Packer, an assistant coach for Penns Manor, shared an update via email Wednesday evening of the growing list of programs - both FBS and FCS - that are checking in on Ferens.
"(Right now), Maryland is the most interested, as they sent out Greg Gattuso to watch Danny at our spring practice," Packer said. "Danny is heading to Maryland for a visit and to participate in their prospect camp."
Ferens' first scholarship offer could possibly come from an Ivy League representative.
"If Danny's SAT scores are high enough, Harvard has an offer on the table," Packer said. "But it all depends on the scores."
Packer said Fordham and Eastern Michigan attended Penns Manor's Wednesday practice, and Fordham put Ferens through a workout. Colgate was present during Tuesday's practice, Packer said, and added that Bucknell, Cornell and Rhode Island have also paid visits.
Penn State and Pitt have also checked in on Ferens, though the Panthers and Nittany Lions aren't among the new suitors showing interest.
"Coach Fisher (Penn State) and Coach Bollinger (Pitt) have come by the school," Packer said. "Danny is attending Pitt's prospect camp."
The interest from Harvard, Eastern Michigan, Colgate, Bucknell, Cornell and URI means that, over the course of his recruiting process, nearly two dozen FBS and FCS programs have inquired or shown interest in Ferens.
A Pennsylvania Sportswriters' Class A All-State selection as an offensive specialist, Ferens ran for 2,129 yards on 251 carries, completed 45-of-90 passes (50 percent) for 629 yards and caught four passes for 137 yards, having a hand in 40 total Penns Manor touchdowns (27 rushing, 11 passing, two receiving). Defensively, he added 67 tackles (46 solo), two interceptions, two sacks, 10 deflected passes and a forced fumble, averaging 4.8 tackles per game.
The Comets finished 12-2 overall, claimed the program's first-ever District 6 Class A football championship and reached the PIAA semifinals opposite Southern Columbia.