Kyle Kearns is a 2015 quarterback but the Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill standout is already receiving a good amount of interest from Stanford and recently returned from an unofficial visit there.
It went over incredibly well.
"They're really interested," Kearns said. "I got taken around in the golf cart and I got to watch the practice and see the new facilities and tour the stadium. It was really cool.
"I met the offensive coordinator. I met coach (David) Shaw. It was a great visit and I could see Stanford is a really prestigious school with great football. Winning the Rose Bowl, I got to meet Kevin Hogan, so it was a great visit."
Stanford is one of the programs showing early interest in Kearns, who looked good at the Rivals Camp in Los Angeles.
The recruitment will continue with at least one - and possibly two - Stanford coaches coming out to Kearns' spring practice to further evaluate him.
For the 2015 recruit, that is a big deal.
"They're going to come out to my spring practice," Kearns said. "Coach (Randy) Hart recruits my area so he's going to come out this spring and film my practice and he might bring coach (Mike) Sanford. He wants to see me at the summer camp.
"I'm really excited about Stanford. They're producing great quarterbacks year after year so to have early interest as a sophomore is huge. It's an honor for such a prestigious school to be looking at me."
Kearns, who threw for about 2,500 yards with 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in his sophomore season, is being recruited by many other top teams as well.
He recently visited UCLA and Cal and both places impressed him. Texas A&M has also started to get very interested and he could be taking a trip to College Station to work out at the Aggies' summer camp.
"Texas A&M especially said they're about to offer," Kearns said.
"They want me to come to their summer camp. It's a one-day thing and they want me to work out. They said they really like my film and want to see me throw live. They're ready to offer and they just want to see me throw in person."