Kyle Markway has two offers and isn't interested in separating them at this juncture. A 2015 prospect, the St. Louis (Mo.) St. John Vianney tight end says the invitations he's received from Iowa and Indiana hold equal weight. He's not rushing into naming a leader or getting to technical about the pros and cons of either school.
Instead, he's traveling. He's making the rounds and trying to collect a new offer or two in the process. He's wasting no time doing it, either. Markway attended Northwestern's junior day on Saturday and has other visits on his agenda.
"After the Northwestern junior day this weekend, I'm looking to make it to Notre Dame's, Wisconsin's and Illinois'." Markway said.
So while he's not interested in naming standouts or frontrunners, he's gathering first impressions. Markway's travels are ultimately part of a decision-making process. And wide open or not, there are certain things for which he's looking.
"I look at all those [football-related] things plus the academic side of the schools and what they can offer on that side," Markway said.
Markway, if forced to guess, says that either Northwestern or Illinois will be the next to come to the table with a scholarship offer. And while he doesn't come out and say that those invites will impact his recruitment, there's a reason he's already planning to visit both campuses.
"I like both of them," he said. "Coach [Tim] Salem is recruiting me for Illinois and Coach [Dennis] Springer is doing the recruiting for Northwestern."
As a junior, the 6-foot-4 Markway caught 28 passes for 254 yards and a touchdown. He also recorded 64 tackles, made seven sacks and recovered one fumble. He helped lead Vianney to a 7-4 record.