Zach Kline is considered one of the top 2012 quarterbacks in California and now major programs from across the country are showing interest in the Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley prospect.
Cal and Oregon State still stand out for Kline, arguably one of the top quarterbacks at the Elite 11 this summer despite only entering his junior season, and Florida, Notre Dame, Duke and Cincinnati have just started to get involved, he said.
"Cal and Oregon State are really even," Kline said. "I could want to play East Coast, too. It's really early so I'm just looking for the best fit for me.
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"I'm going to have to take a lot of visits so I know which one is best. I'm going to take visits to Florida and a lot of other places and hopefully I can narrow it down by the end of the season or I can commit by the middle of the season. That means I did good during the season if I can get committed."
Kline, a 6-foot-2, 192-pound prospect, showed off a strong arm, pinpoint accuracy and an advanced knowledge of the position during the Elite 11 workouts in southern California. He had a consistent week of being one of the most impressive players at the event.
Since Kline doesn't know much about teams on the East Coast he said his plan is to take some unofficial visits and hopes to make a decision by the end of his junior season. Cal and Oregon State have the slight edge because Kline knows more about those two Pac-10 teams but he is open to all options.
"(Florida) has been contacting me and the same with Duke, Notre Dame and Cincinnati," Kline said. "I know almost nothing about them so I'm going to take some unofficial visits, walk around the school, see it and see if it's a good fit.
"I'll call all the coaches at the school and start building a relationship with them. I don't want to cancel out any schools."
Before Kline gets going on his recruitment, the junior starts his season on Sept. 10 against San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty, which features Cal quarterback commit Kyle Boehm. It's an exciting time for Kline, who will probably continue hearing from top schools as he tries to figure out which one is best for him.
"It's awesome," Kline said. "I'm completely lucky. There are millions of kids who would die for this. I worked hard for it and it's an opportunity. I have to take advantage of it.
"Going to any one of these schools, it's my future, it's laying it out and I'm completely lucky to have all these schools. I'm extremely lucky and I thank God and I thank my parents for getting me there. It's an awesome time right now."