Holland (Mich.) Holland Christian quarterback Kirk Cousins is one of the sleeper quarterbacks in Michigan this season. With on offer already on the table, Cousins is working hard on picking up more offers and proving that he's a big-time player.
"I've been getting a lot of letters from Michigan State," Cousins, who is 6-foot-2 and 171 pounds, said. "Almost daily. I get a lot of stuff from Ivy League schools. I hear from Iowa some. I've been getting some stuff from TCU because I sent them some film a while back. Northern Illinois still sends me stuff."
And it's Northern that offered him a scholarship a while back.
"They told me when they offered me that if I waited to commit they were going to have to offer other quarterbacks and make sure they got one," Cousins said. "They said that if a quarterback other than me were to commit then they couldn't honor my scholarship. I know that there is a quarterback from Indiana that has committed to Northern Illinois, but I haven't talked to them to see what the story is there."
Cousins wouldn't mind going anywhere to play ball. He just wants an opportunity.
"I can't really say how I would deal with going far away from home or to a school like TCU since it's so far away," he said. "But I love football enough that I would be willing to travel across the country to play. I don't think it would bother me too much to go play for a team like that. I just love the game too much to pass up a great opportunity like that.
"I think what sets me apart are the intangibles. My coach gives me the option to audible when needed. I can read coverages and change plays. Unfortunately it's stuff that doesn't really show up too much at combines or testing. But it shows up on Friday nights."
In his first two games, Cousins has played well.
"We won both games," he said. "The first game I was 12 of 17 for 194 yards and three touchdowns. In the second game I was 16 of 22 for 236 yards and another 25 yards rushing. I also had three touchdowns and one interception."