While many high school football recruits say location will not be a factor when the time comes for them to make their decisions, what actually happens seems to refute that quite often.
Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit quarterback Bobby Eveld is one of the top signal callers in the Sunshine State from the Class of 2010 and he has the interest from elite programs to prove it. He's also open about the fact that location is going to be a big factor for him down the road.
"I've got letters from Duke, Notre Dame, Virginia, Alabama and UCLA," Eveld explained. "I've sent my stats and highlight video to Notre Dame and I've been in touch with NC State and Central Florida.
"I'd say location is going to be the biggest thing for me. I'd like to stay in the state if I can."
The 6-foot-5, 195-pound pocket passer has a good arm and has developed his skills nicely over the past year.
"We've been changing (the offense) up lately," he said of his Jesuit squad. "Two years ago we tried to run a west coast offense and last year we ran a spread. I'm not sure what we're going to do this year but I've got a feeling it's going to be a little bit of both. I'm happy with whatever's working. I'm flexible.
"I've definitely improved my timing with my receivers. I'm getting a lot better with that. I'm just reading defenses better, too."
Eveld said he plans on attending a lot of camps over the summer.