Neuqua Valley junior wide receiver Isaiah Robertson (6-foot-3, 185 pounds) already has double-digit scholarship offers this winter. And while the majority of those offers are for wide receiver, Robertson is also starting to make a case as a recruit on the defensive side.
"Some schools have offered me already as a safety," Robertson said. "Personally, I just train and work hard to be as versatile as I can. If it's playing as a receiver or as a safety in college that's fine, as long as they recruit me. I spoke to Penn State early on and they asked me if they could recruit me as a safety, and then they offered me a scholarship shortly after we talked. Iowa State is also talking to me about playing safety. I've also been talking to Notre Dame more and more, and they told me that they would most likely recruit me as a safety."
Robertson is also on track to become a mid year graduate and could enroll in college early.
"Graduating mid-year has been in the plans pretty much since my sophomore year. I'm on track to graduate early and I'm excited to get a chance to get into a college and get an early head start on college and football."
Marist junior inside linebacker Micah Awodiran (6-foot-1, 215 pounds) didn't see the sudden winter barrage of scholarship offers coming.
"I really had no idea all of this was coming," Awodiran said. "It seems like everything is just rolling along now. I just did not see getting all of these offers, especially this early. I hoped that maybe I would have a few smaller school offers at this point. The whole deal just flipped all of my expectations."
Awodiran is now up to 14 scholarship offers including Illinois, Indiana, Boston College, Minnesota, and Syracuse, along with several MAC schools.
Warren Township sophomore wide receiver Micah Jones (6-foot-5, 190 pounds) will be one of the most sought-after names in the 2018 class, and Jones added his fifth scholarship after making a visit last weekend to Iowa State.
"I loved it at Iowa State," Jones said. "The coaches are great and I was impressed with the facilities. I was able to get caught up with Coach (Alex) Golesh. I have been talking to Coach Golesh since he was at Illinois. I also really enjoyed the talk that head coach Matt Campbell gave to us. He really makes sure to take care of his players and he also puts a big emphasis on academics at Iowa State. Overall it was a good visit at Iowa State."
Jones, who has offers from Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Northwestern and Vanderbilt, has remained in touch with multiple schools this winter.
"I have been staying in touch with all of the schools who have offered me so far (Iowa State, Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern and Vanderbilt). I have also been in touch with Wisconsin, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Ole Miss and Texas A&M. I'm pretty sure I might go camp at a few of those schools this summer."
Phillips junior defensive tackle Chris Elmore (6-foot-0, 270 pounds) added his fifth offer on Monday night from Miami (Ohio).
"Miami (Ohio) offered me a scholarship a few days ago," Elmore said. "I had been talking to the Miami of Ohio coaches earlier in the day. I was asked to follow the head coach (Chuck Martin) on Twitter. so I did. Coach Martin, around 11 p.m., sent me a direct message telling me that I had an offer from Miami of Ohio. I didn't even realize it until I turned my phone on the next morning."
Elmore, who now has offers from Miami, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Buffalo and Wyoming, talked about his time frame for making a college decision.
"For now I'm just waiting to see how things go (with my recruiting)," he said. "I honestly didn't think I'd have five offers at this point, so it feels pretty amazing. Once I added that first scholarship offer things have really taken off."