This year, one of those players is Pahokee's Martavious Odoms, who is taking care to gather all the information he needs before making his decision. Despite a recent article that inferred he was leaning to in-state Miami, Odoms is actually not naming a leader at this point.
"I just need a little more time to evaluate the schools I am looking at," said Odoms, who is considering the Hurricanes, along with West Virginia and Michigan. "That article, the guy just wrote what he wanted to write, I guess. But I am not leaning toward Miami. I didn't say that – I just said that they had offered me a track scholarship."
The dynamic wide receiver, a four-star recruit as evaluated by Scout.com, has been keeping mostly his own counsel as he evaluates the schools.
"I do talk with my mom some about [my decision], but she isn't telling me where to go. She pretty much just wants me to go where I will be happy."
One of those places could be West Virginia, where Odoms had a good visit with teammate Jatavious Miller, who signed with WVU.
"I had fun," he said of the trip. "I just really wanted to get to know the coaches better, and get a feel for what the environment is like. Pretty much all the schools offer the same thing – and education and a chance to play football. So I want to be around coaches that are good and that I'm comfortable with."
Odoms still hopes to take a visit to Miami, but has not yet scheduled a date for the trip. However, he did note that there could be some movement on the recruiting process within a week or so. He spent Signing Day at school, and said that he did not follow the recruiting news of the day.