Matthews (N.C.) Butler quarterback Jacob Charest plans to take his first official visit this weekend. The 6-foot-4, 192-pounder believes the trip could be his last if it goes well enough.
"I'm going out to Illinois on Saturday," he said. "I just kind of want to make sure of everything. I got a real good feeling last time I went up there and I've kind of lost that feeling a bit. I want to get that spirit once I get back up there."
If Charest is feeling it, could he commit?
"There's a good possibility of that," he said. "I may wait another week or two afterwards, but there is a real good chance I'll commit."
Obviously Illinois stands out, what does the three-star prospect like about the Illini?
"I think they are a program that is on the rise," he said. "Everybody up there including the coaches are some of the best people I've met."
Charest went on to discuss other visits he may be considering.
"I got off the phone with East Carolina recently and I'm thinking about going on a visit up there next weekend on the 15th," he said. "I've also left a message with Oregon. They want me to schedule a visit and I'm going to see about setting that up."
The No. 23 pro-style quarterback has led his team to a 2-0 start.
"We're off to a good start in our season, our team is awesome," he said. "We've got a bunch of talent and even the guys that aren't Division I or Division II I think could get scholarships.
"In previous years we'd run Ryan Houston. This year we don't have an outstanding running back, so we've shifted to a spread formation and are passing a lot more. That's huge for me. I've had two games now with 350-yards passing and nine total touchdowns.
"I think I'm playing as well as I ever have. It's a lot easier when I've got a team that helps me out."