Despite seeing his junior season cut short with an injury, quarterback Michael Keir of Philadelphia (Pa.) Roman Catholic continues to field interest from top programs. He also took a recent visit to Penn State, which further opened his eyes to the in-state program.
"It was great, I loved it," said Keir. "I loved everything about the campus and the new coaching staff, especially (quarterback) Coach Fisher and Coach O'Brien. I loved the visit, basically."
In addition to Penn State, Keir has been receiving interest from Iowa, Rutgers, Boston College, NC State, Virginia, Michigan State and Mississippi.
"Right now, my top schools are Penn State, Iowa and Michigan State," said the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Keir. "The main things I'm looking at are the coaching staff, the offense and how comfortable I feel at the school."
Keir shared some of his thoughts about the schools he has already visited and which schools he plans on going to this off-season.
"Last summer I went to camps at Ole Miss and Alabama," he said. "I liked both of the campuses and facilities. They both have a very strong football tradition. This summer I'm going to try to go to camps at Iowa, Michigan State, Rutgers, NC State and Boston College."
While waiting for his first offer, there is one school that has thought about playing for since he was a young boy.
"We are big Notre Dame fans in my house," said Keir. "When I was growing up Notre Dame games were always on in my house. Just being able to go to college and play football at the division one level has always been a dream of mine."
Even though Keir broke his school's passing records for a single game and season, he is still unsatisfied.
"I started off averaging 250 yards per game then injured my elbow during the season," he said. "I got hit in the ulna nerve in my elbow, now it's fine but at the time I couldn't feel my hand. I had no strength in it and I couldn't grip the ball. Now I'm 100%."