Cincinnati's Moeller High School is always a strong producer of Division I football talent, but their class of 2013 is particularly deep. Tight end Evan Jansen was not a full-time starter as a junior, but already holds scholarship offers.
Buffalo was the first to offer the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Jansen, followed by Akron two weeks ago. Several more schools have come through Moeller High asking specifically about the tight end prospect.
"Indiana and Northwestern are two in particular," Jansen said. "I already visited both of those schools, actually. Indiana is coming in next Thursday to watch me work out. My coach is thinking if I perform well then, I'll most likely get an offer on the spot.
"Northwestern said they are real close. Purdue and Pitt came in and [their] coaches have told me they are real interested in me. Western Kentucky gave me a call and they are real interested too."
Jansen made a visit to Northwestern while the Wildcats were in the midst of spring practices, giving the Cincinnati product a chance to see them on the field.
"I got one letter in the mail from them asking to come up and take a visit. I looked at the schedule and saw that I was free," Jansen said. "Their practice was really impressive and they seem like they are in great need of a tight end."
The visit to Indiana took place during one of the Hoosier's junior days. There is a chance he could return to Bloomington for a summer camp, but those plans have yet to be cemented.
"I'll definitely be out for the camps," Jansen said. "My coach said he wants to make sure I don't waste my time, so his idea for me is to sit down at the end of the month and take his input on where I should go based on his talks with coaches."
Jansen proved his mettle against some of the top tight ends in the state of Ohio last weekend at the NIKE Camp in Columbus. College attention has followed, and several teams have piqued his interest early.
"Of the schools I've talked to, the ones I am really excited about... I'd put Northwestern up there, Boston College, Duke, Purdue seems like a really nice place," Jansen said. "I think those are the four top ones I can think of right now."
Last fall, Jansen played behind John Tanner, who signed with Ohio University in February. In limited action he collected five receptions for 90 yards.