Deerfield (Ill.) junior quarterback prospect Alex Loukas (6-foot-4, 200 pounds) landed his third scholarship offer late last week from Ball State University.
"Ball State offered me a scholarship back on Thursday," Loukas said. "I really don't know a lot about Ball State right now except that they have been a pretty consistent winner in the MAC over the years up until recently. They also look to have a pretty tough schedule next year, and they have always recruited the Chicago area pretty hard. I know they also have a good business school, which will be my major. I've also hard some good things about the facilities at Ball State. I'm very happy to get an offer from the Cardinals."
Loukas also made an unofficial visit on Sunday to Northern Illinois University for a junior recruiting event.
"It went really well on Sunday at NIU. I had a chance to talk with the coaches at NIU, in particular with John Bond who's the quarterbacks coach. He said that the staff was really impressed with my junior tape and that's why they decided to offer me a scholarship. I also got a chance to get to know head coach Joe Novak and coach Mike Sabock, who my recruiting coach at NIU. I also had a chance to see the facilities and to also check out the business school. NIU is also in the process of building a new North end zone facility which looks like it will be really good when it's built. I'm excited about NIU because they have had a lot of success lately, plus they play a great schedule each year. They open with Michigan and Northwestern this season and they play some great non-conference games every year."
Loukas has continued to draw plenty of in school visitors during the May evaluation period.
"I know that Stanford was in school recently and a few others that I can't remember right now."
Loukas also talked about what his ideal school choice would need to offer for him to draw his signature on Signing Day.
"My ideal school would be a school that offers great academics as well as a school that fits me best as a quarterback. My ideal school would give me a chance to succeed on and off the field."
Loukas is also starting to put the finishing touches on his summer camp plans.
"I'm going to camp this summer at Stanford, and I'm also looking at camping at a few East Coast schools. I'm also trying to figure out where I'll camp for one-days between a bunch of schools like Purdue, Northwestern, Illinois, Iowa."