Merrillville, Ind., three-star quarterback Dolapo Macarthy has gotten plenty of early attention, including scholarship offers from five schools – Central Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan.
But there are some new teams that are starting to show some interest that have caught his attention, too.
"Some schools want to come see some games," he said. "They are also waiting to see some improvements from last season. I hope to pull in some offers from schools I am interested in like Michigan State, Illinois, and Florida, and Ohio State. I get e-mails on a regular basis from most of those schools and coaches. Now that practice has started I don't get a lot of chances to talk to them."
Previously he listed Central Michigan as his leader with Indiana and Iowa not far behind. That still seems to be the case, but he isn't sure what it's going to take to overcome Central at this point.
"Really, it's not like a competition," he said. "It's just what I think is best for me. I think Central would be a good fit for me. I have been to all three schools and Central has been the best so far. It's not like which is in the best conference. It's more like where I can go and get a good education and play football."
Macarthy said the new interest via e-mail from Florida has really caught his attention. He said he really hopes the Gators come to see him play in 2008.
"Once you get recruited by Florida you have to be the best of the best," he said. "I would love to have them come watch me play. I just think they would see that I could keep up in that type of competition. I think they would notice some good talent on our team as well, and I think that it might help some of my teammates pick up some offers."
Macarthy is now ready for the season to get started.
"I want to see how the team has progressed from June till now," he said. "I am just excited for the first game against Warren Central out of Indianapolis. That's our first game. They have won three state championships in Indiana. We are just taking it one game at a time."