Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake three-star quarterback Pete Dinovo had to wait nearly the entire spring before he landed his first offer, but the Houston Cougars ended the suspense offering him last week.
"It was really great," Dinovo said of receiving the offer. "I don't know what word to use, but it was kind of a relief that we finally got one out of the way. I was just really excited to get out here and meet all of the coaches and the staff. I just wanted to get to know everybody better."
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound signal-caller wasted no time in making his way to the campus. He visited this past weekend.
"It was beautiful," Dinovo said. "There are a bunch of great guys over there. I got along good with the coaches. They are building a bunch of new stuff, a new stadium that will be up in 2014, so they are really doing it big. They plan on competing with everybody in the Big East. I just really hit it off with the coaches and had a really good time."
Dinovo was able to spend time with Houston head coach Tony Levine and his staff.
"Coach Levine just said that he is very interested in me," Dinovo said. "He was just talking about how he wants to get my mom and my family back over there on campus again. He said when making a decision like this it is very important that it isn't just a fit for them but a fit for me and my whole family. We just have to be positive that is what we both want. We are both on the same page with that.
"They are looking at some other quarterbacks and I am also looking at some other schools," Dinovo added. "We will just let it play out."
The Sunshine State prospect is hoping to return to Houston for another visit before the summer wraps up, as he wants to hopefully make a decision prior to the start of his senior season.
"I kind of want to make a decision before the end of summer," Dinovo said. "I want to try to get back up there again for another visit. I haven't made any plans right now, but it will be soon. I don't know exactly when, but it will be soon."
As for additional offers, Dinovo believes he is on the verge of a trio.
"I feel like I am really close," Dinovo said. "I have been talking to Minnesota and the coach up there has just been talking to me that they are really interested and that by this week they should know their answer. I feel really confident I am going to get that.
"Also I have talked to the coaches at Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky and they both told me that they are offering upon me coming up and going to their camp, visiting their schools, so I am going to be doing that on the 9th," Dinovo added.
In addition to those visits, Dinovo also plans to visit Auburn, Florida Atlantic, and N.C. State. He mentioned that visits to Central Florida and South Florida are also a possibility.
As a junior, Dinovo was 157-for-236 for 2,337 passing yards. He threw for 18 touchdowns compared to eight interceptions. He also scored four rushing touchdowns and accumulated 149 rushing yards on 48 attempts.