No players from the 2012 class can receive official written offers yet, but they can receive camp invites. Nolan Harmotto, a 6-3, 180-pound quarterback from Aliquippa (PA) Hopewell, already has these few camps set up.
"I've got the Pitt prospect camp, next weekend," Harmotto said. "I'm going to Maryland, its prospect camp. Then, I'm going to Purdue's elite quarterback camp. I got letters from Purdue, I got a letter from Northwestern. I've gotten letters from Pitt and Maryland."
Harmotto added the Purdue letter caught him off guard a little bit, based on the distance from home.
"I am really interested in Purdue, one of the greatest interests," Harmotto said. "They're the one that sent me a few things, questionnaires. I know there's a guy who helped out with our team, Brad Landis, who has pretty much been my quarterback coach. He's helped me out. He knows some people from Purdue.
"Pitt, I guess that would be the second one, too. I'm pretty interested in all these schools. They're all pretty equal until I start narrowing it down, then I'll see how I like each one."
Hopewell doesn't travel to any 7-on-7 camps this summer. Harmotto said the Vikings lost several starters. They must replace two starters on the offensive line, and that the defensive only has two returning starters. He feels the offensive line will be bigger, overall. And, of course, there's his running back, Shell, who is expected to generate as much interest as any member of the 2012 class, nationally.
"It's nice," Harmotto said. "It brings attention to your school. It's an opportunity having someone like that on your team. Anytime you have that, it's only going to help you. That's good."