Kevin Dillman is in the unique position of hardly playing quarterback last season but getting an incredible amount of recruiting attention leading up to his junior season.
"Kevin knows he has all this recruiting attention and part of him doesn't like it because he feels he's not worthy of it," La Mirada, Calif., coach Mike Moschetti said.
"He hasn't done anything yet. He keeps getting better and better though. He's getting every single rep at quarterback this year, he's in the film room every single day with our staff and he's bigger, he's stronger and he's faster. He's getting better on a daily basis."
If Dillman had his wish, the 2015 quarterback would make an early commitment and get recruiting behind him. But some major powerhouses, including Alabama, want to see some junior film before considering an offer.
"Alabama really, really liked him," Moschetti said. "He hasn't played a lot. They want to see some early film on him this year before they move forward. He got to sit down with coach (Nick) Saban in his office and Saban spent a lot of time with him and Kevin was really fired up about the whole trip."
Dillman, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound prospect, certainly understands why Alabama is waiting on an offer and it's one reason why this season could be so important to him.
Recently, the La Mirada standout took a tour of the South hitting Louisville, Vanderbilt, Tennessee and Alabama and he loved all the places. The feeling in that area of the country for college football is different and Dillman thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
"Dillman really, really loved going to the South," Moschetti said. "He loved everything about the South. He loved Louisville, he loved Vanderbilt, he loved Tennessee and he loved Alabama.
"He said it really opened his eyes. Not that the Pac-12 doesn't treat you well but the facilities and the fans and he's walking on campus and people knew who he was. He said it was mind-boggling."
Dillman is not light on offers even with limited time at quarterback.
The 2015 recruit already has been offered by Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, Clemson, Colorado, Florida State, Louisville, Ole Miss, Nebraska, New Mexico State, Tennessee, UCLA, Utah, Vanderbilt and Washington.