Brian Lemelle's mother would like for him to play college football close to his Central Pennsylvania home. The Class of 2013 wide receiver isn't completely sure that will happen.
"Wherever I make my decision to go, she'll have to make peace with it because that's the decision I made," Lemelle said.
Right now, Lemelle said two of the schools (West Virginia, Cincinnati), which he wants to visit, are reasonable drives from the Keystone State. A pair of others, Iowa and Purdue would be tough trips by car.
"I'm going to start settling done and taking visits," Lemelle said. "I'd say it's getting close to me picking my top schools. Honestly, I don't have a Top 5 or anything like that."
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound speedster from Harrisburg's Bishop McDevitt estimated that he had 90 catches for 1,600 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior. He's ranked as the No. 107 receiver nationally in his class by Scout.com and a three-star on its five-star scale.
Lemelle also said he's hearing from Boston College, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Temple, Rutgers. He reports 13 scholarship offers in all. He's undecided about using all five of his official visits.
"If I have to use those five, I will use them," he said. "If I go to a school and feel like that's where my heart is at, I'll choose that school."
Lemelle said he has not visited any schools or planned any visits. He said he doesn't need to be in a pass-happy attack.
"I would just say a school that passes the ball," Lemelle said. "They get the ball in the receivers' hands and let them make a play on it."
Lemelle said that Purdue and Iowa are interested in him for similar reasons.
"The coaches will use me in a lot of different ways," he said of the Big Ten schools. "They'll move me around. Sometimes put me in the backfield. They've also talked to me about kick and punt returns. That makes me interested in them."
Lemelle said he's connected with the lead recruiters from the schools, Iowa's Darrell Wilson and J.B. Gibboney of Purdue.
"Me and Coach Wilson, we talk on Facebook pretty often," he said. "He just talks to me about how he would love for me to come out there to see the campus and to see the coaches and meet the players and things like that. He tells me how they would use me in their offense."
Gibboney visited McDevitt last week, Lemelle said.
"He sat down and talked and said how things were," Lemelle said. "That was pretty much it. We sat their and talked football. He said the same thing. He wants me to come out there and meet the coaches and players."
Lemelle said he would like to see some the gameday atmosphere on his official visits. He does not have any of them set up yet, however.
"I'm not going to set a timeline," Lemelle said. "I'm really not sure about (when he wants to make his decision)."
Class of 2013 WR Brian Lemelle appears ready to visit schools. The PA product has four trips in mind. He talks about them and others in this update.