One of the nation’s top-rated quarterbacks still on the board has three official visits left before he makes his final decision.
“I want to take all of my visits before I do anything,” said four-star Deerfield Beach (Fla.) signal caller Brent Schaeffer. “I have South Florida coming up this weekend (1/9), I’ll be going to Auburn on the 16th, and I have N.C. State on the 23rd. After those, I will make my decision.”
Anyone hold the lead at this point?
“I’ve got them all even right now,” he said. “I was pretty high on Tennessee, and I guess you could say I still am, but I realized that I have three more visits to take, so I’m more open-minded now.”
Schaeffer (6-3, 190, 4.5) is rated the No. 9 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com. As a senior, he passed for 2,177 yards and 24 touchdowns while rushing for 397 yards and 12 scores in the regular season.
Asked to break down his current leaders, Schaeffer offered the following:
“Tennessee is a top program with tradition and they surround their quarterback with a lot of great talent. I like their quarterback situation there, even though they had another good quarterback (Erik Ainge) commit to them. I’m pretty confident in my ability, so I don’t mind to compete for the job.
“Kansas State has a good quarterback situation, too, and an offense that really fits my style. They like a mobile quarterback who can run and throw. That’s my game. They’ve had a lot of success with their quarterbacks in recent years. I had a good visit out there.
“South Florida is an up-and-coming team that needs a couple of big-time players to come in there and take them to the next level. I think they could be a great football team in the future. They also have a good offense that showcases the quarterback.
“Auburn, I like the coaches and the surrounding players. They have a lot of good running backs to take the pressure off the quarterback, but they want to throw more and be a balanced offense. It’s a good school with football tradition.
“N.C. State has a great passing offense. Their quarterback threw a lot the last couple of years, and they’re telling me I have a chance to come in and do the same kind of things he did. I know they have a good cast of receivers, too, a lot of good guys to throw to.”