Things are starting to come together for Nick Isham but the dual-threat quarterback from Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake is being patient with his recruitment because new opportunities are coming along all the time.
New Mexico State, Louisiana Tech, Navy, Air Force and the Ivy League schools are involved with Isham, a 6-foot, 185-pound prospect who threw for 2,990 yards with 34 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He also rushed for 581 yards and five scores.
Utah and UCLA have talked with him about being a preferred walk-on and Hawaii, Baylor and Colorado have recently gotten interested as well.
"I'm trying to gather as much information as possible," Isham said. "It's a long process. Mainly because of the disadvantage in other peoples' eyes, my height, I have to figure out the right place for me.
"I know I'm going to play in college. I'm happy with the offers I have right now and hopefully more will come but the visits will be big for me."
Isham has tentatively set up visits for Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State and Northern Arizona during three weekends in January but those trips could be switched with an Ivy League visit at some point.
Being a preferred walk-on at Utah or UCLA could be an option but Isham said he'd probably prefer to play at a smaller school on scholarship.
"I really am trying to go to a place where I'm wanted, a place that really believes in me," Isham said. "A scholarship signifies that."
As for his senior season, things couldn't have gone much better. Westlake defeated Southern California powerhouses Ventura St. Bonaventure and Westlake Village Oaks Christian but also was defeated by both teams. Isham put up huge numbers in a year he'll remember for a long time.
"It was a great year," he said. "I couldn't ask for more except for a little bit of changes in the end. We got to the championship game, had an unbelievable season and played at the highest level of high school football around. It was a special year."