“I have four offers now – Virginia, JMU, ODU, Virginia and Wisconsin,” said Jamez Brickhouse.
Wisconsin is the most recent school to offer.
“I called (wide receivers coach) Coach (Chris) Beatty and he offered me," said the 5-foot-10, 170-pound Brickhouse. "It was exciting and I was happy,” he said. “I didn't expect it.”
“I think it’s a good school. I know Coach Beatty is from this area and that he’s a good coach.”
Before the Wisconsin offer, Brickhouse received an offer from Virginia.
“It was great to get that offer,” he said. “Coach (Mike) London offered me. He told me he liked how hard I worked and that I was a good player.”
Besides the schools that have offered, Brickouse said he is also hearing from North Carolina State, Nebraska, Florida State, Miami, Tennessee and Penn State.
He camped at one of those schools this summer.
“I camped at Tennessee,” Brickhouse said. “I went with my parents. It was a great camp. There was a lot of good competition and I liked the environment.”
With football season right the corner, Brickhouse already has an idea of a few places he wants to visit.
“I’m going to try to get to Wisconsin,” he said. “I’m probably going to go to UVa, too. Those are the only two I know of right now.”
The Bayside star knows he will have a bigger role this season.
“I have to be a leader,” Brickhouse said. “I need to be a positive influence for freshman and sophomores.”
He has high goals for his junior campaign.
“Individually, I just want to go out and play and work hard,” he said. “I also don’t want to allow any catches and just help my team.”
“As a team we want to get a ring this year – we want to win a state championship.”
Bayside opens their season on August 23 against Landstown.