By his own admission, Tim Quarterman was a bit of an unknown as recently as April.
Now, after opening the eyes of coaches and scouts while playing with the Atlanta Celtics during the April and July evaluation periods he's anything but unknown.
In fact, the 6-foot-5 do-it-all guard from Savannah (Ga.) Johnson is one of the hottest perimeter prospects in the country. After making a debut in the Rivals150 at No. 130, the senior is poised for a sizable jump when rankings get updated at the end of August and has double digit high major scholarship offers.
He enjoys the new found attention, but isn't resting just yet.
"It tells me to stay focus and determined," Quarterman told Rivals.com of his rise. "In April I felt like an unknown guy and an underdog. To have this much success in a short period of time I'm just taking it all in and being humble.
"I'm still working hard and trying to be better."
Among those that have offered scholarships are USC, George Mason, Memphis, Georgia, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Florida State, Wake Forest, Miami, Missouri, LSU, Alabama, Texas, Seton Hall, Murray State, UMass, South Carolina, Oklahoma and SMU. Thursday night, Quarterman got his most recent offer from Georgia Tech and the Ramblin' Wreck is coming at him full blast.
"They called, the head coach called first and then their assistants joined the call," said Quarterman. "They said they are going to jump on me hard now and they put the offer on the table. They've been recruiting me hard for a long time but just yesterday they offered and are turning it up."
With so much attention, Quarterman isn't quite sure what to do. He'd initially planned to have things cut down to five programs by now but has pushed it back a little and isn't sure how far he will cut down his list.
"I haven't cut it down yet," said Quarterman. "I'm trying to cut it down before school starts (August 27). I don't really know how far I'm going to cut it down yet so I'm going to go a lot with what my mom says and how she feels."
Versatile enough to play all three perimeter positions, Quarterman says that he feels most comfortable at the point and that seems to be where the majority of schools like him.
"A lot of them are recruiting me as a point guard," said Quarterman. "Some are recruiting me as a combo guard who can play the point or off the ball. But mostly it's as a point and that's where I see myself."
For now, Quarterman is still leaning towards a Fall decision. However, he and his family won't decide for sure on when he'll sign until they get his list cut down and decide on whether or not they can fully investigate everybody before the early signing period.
When he does decide, it's going to be about finding the best situation for me.
"The best situation for me, not for anybody else is what I'm looking for," said Quarterman. "What's best for me in going to the school. The surrounding players and who they have around me as a point guard. Also the coaching staff and the school in general."