Class of 2014 quarterback DeShone Kizer from Toledo (Ohio) Central Catholic is now up to five scholarship offers after adding one from Louisville earlier this week. This latest offer holds particular intrigue for the rising junior.
"They were in to see Keith Towbridge, who is committed there, and told Keith to let me know they were really interested in me," Kizer said. "It was one of the defensive coaches, so he said they were going to run my film back to the quarterbacks coach and see what he says about it.
"Then, yesterday my head coach gave me the Louisville coach's number. I gave him a call and he offered me."
With his tight end already having made a commitment to Louisville, Kizer has strong interest in checking the school out for himself.
"That connection from high school will always be there and he's going to be one of my go-to guys next year," Kizer said. "For us to have offers from one of the same schools, and especially now that he is committed there, he is really excited and wants me to give it a good look. I'm going to try to go down there with him one-day either for the camp or an unofficial and see the campus for myself."
Louisville also holds appeal to the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Kizer because of what he has seen from their quarterback position in recent seasons.
"The first thing I think of is their quarterback play - at least the last year or two years - is my style of play," Kizer said. "They run kind of a West Coast offense and like to get the quarterback moving - deep drops, a lot of sprintouts. They sure throw the ball a heck of a lot and I would love to go to a school where I get to sling the ball around a lot."
Prior to Louisville, Kizer had received scholarship offers from Boston College, Bowling Green, Syracuse and Toledo and continues to receive new interest from more schools.
"Cincinnati has come up a lot and talked to my coach," Kizer said. "My coach relayed to me that they are very impressed with me, but they are the type of school that won't offer a kid until they get to know him, especially a quarterback who is kind of the face of the program. They want to get me down to their campus so they can get to know who I am before they send an offer my way.
"Penn State has shown a lot of interest, but once again they want to get me over to their camp and over to their campus."
For now, Kizer has plans to attend two camps at Big Ten schools this summer, but could add more to his schedule.
"I am definitely going to go up to Michigan for a day and Ohio State for a day," Kizer said. "Anything else that happens from there is just going with the flow. Those are the two big ones I really want to get to, but other than that there is nothing that is set in stone for me to go to."