"Recruiting is going well," said Ferrell. "I have nine offers – UNC, Clemson, Marshall, Penn State, Iowa, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, JMU and UNC-Charlotte. Most schools are recruiting me as a hybrid defensive end-outside linebacker."
The Benedictine standout admitted he is surprised by all the attention that he has received.
"It feels good," said the 6-foot-5, 225-pound Ferrell. "I'm getting recruited earlier than I ever thought I would. I thought it would start happening during my junior or senior year. I'm just blessed to have the success I've had."
The rising junior admitted he grew up a fan of some particular schools.
As for visits this summers, Ferrell said he wanted to go to in-state schools – Virginia and Virginia Tech. He also mentioned possible trips to Clemson, Iowa and South Carolina.
This fall, Ferrell said he hoped to go see games to Penn State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.
Despite all the interest, Ferrell claim no favorites at this time.
"No school is standing out early on," he said. "I'm just enjoying the recruiting process," he said.
Ferrell is focused on having a big junior season.
"Individually, I want to improve from last year," he said. "I want to continue to improve every year. As a team, we want to beat or biggest rival – St. Christopher's. We also want to go undefeated and win a state championship."
Last season, Ferrell finished with 65 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks.