Matthews (N.C.) Butler quarterback Jacob Charest has three early scholarship offers and is interested in a number of other programs. The strong-armed signal caller talked about his three offers and the other schools that have caught his eye.
"I've got one from Louisville, N.C. State and Vanderbilt," Charest said.
When former Cardinals head coach Bobby Petrino was named head coach of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, that made a difference with regards to where U of L stands with Charest.
"They are a great football program, but the thing is that their head coach went to Atlanta," he said. "I am still pretty interested in them, but let's see how they do this year."
Like the Cardinals, the Wolfpack also had a coaching change.
"I like N.C. State," he said. "They didn't have that great of a year. They have a new coach, so hopefully he'll get the program turned around."
One of the best players in Commodores history, along with stellar academics, has Vandy in the mix.
"I know that Vandy is a great school," he said. "They have a decent program, too. Jay Cutler went to the NFL from there. Vanderbilt also is more the kind of school I am looking to go to."
Wake Forest has not offered, but Charest has a high interest in the Demon Deacons.
"I definitely am interested in Wake Forest," he said.
In addition to the Cardinals, Commodores, Wolfpack and Deacs, there are other programs that Charest likes.
"I like South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Boston College," he said. "I've been hearing from South Carolina lately. I've also heard a little bit from Auburn. Auburn is definitely a good program. I'd like to hear from them a little more."
Charest will attend the NIKE Combine this weekend in Charlotte, N.C., and plans to head to Columbia, S.C., for the Gamecocks' Junior Day event on March 3.
Charest has been competing in the 189-pound weight classification for the Butler High
wrestling team this winter.
There are several things that Charest feels makes him a Division I-A quarterback prospect.
"I got a pretty strong arm," he said. "That's what everybody has told me. I think that I don't panic. I watch film and I will sit there when there is pressure and throw the ball. I'm more mobile than people think I am I just don't ever run."