The recruiting process has been a little slow for Kelly Hilinski but the Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame three-star quarterback has seen things pick up in recent weeks and he's hopeful it will continue to stay busy.
UCLA, Utah and Miami are three schools that keep recruiting Hilinski, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound pro-style quarterback who said he's been hearing positive things from those programs and others recently.
"A lot of schools are coming," Hilinski said. "I know it's later than normal but Utah was at my last game, I think Miami was there, I know UCLA was there and I know a couple other schools were there as well.
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"I talked to the Utah coach and he told me they're going back to the offensive coordinator making sure I get an offer. The Miami coach basically said the same thing - if there is any interest they'll offer."
Arkansas, Colorado and NC State have already offered but it's taken some time for others to jump on board. He's hopeful the new interest can spark even more attention and Hilinski said he's thankful more coaches are getting in the mix.
"I don't know why things are happening now instead of last year," Hilinski said. "I'm glad things are moving along in that regard. As long as we're winning, doing well and making the playoffs, that's all that matters.
"I'm starting to plan out my visits or at least get a grasp of where I want to see. There's nothing serious yet, nothing too binding, so I'm going to take my time and see what works best."
The three-star recruit is planning to visit Colorado in the first or second week of December, he'll see Harvard during Sherman Oaks Notre Dame's bye week later this month and a trip to Arkansas with teammate Khalfani Muhammad is slated for after the season.
The other two trips are being left undecided depending on which programs get involved with his recruitment. Also, Hilinski wants to see what happens with one Pac-12 school in particular.
"I want to see what happens and I'm really waiting on UCLA," Hilinski said. "I've been waiting on them for awhile and the coach was at the last game. It was great to have him come out."