Despite an injury that limited his season, Concord (N.C.) Robinson linebacker Michael Steinbacher is picking up interest. In fact, the 6-foot-3, 215-pounder is taking visits at this time.
"I did pretty well on the year," he said. "I had over 100 tackles and got all-conference and defensive MVP for the team. I had a back injury that forced me to miss a couple games and I missed time in other games, so I couldn't get in the swing of things until mid-season."
Because of the injury, Steinbacher didn't hit the camp circuit last summer and remains somewhat under the radar.
Still, colleges are finding out about him.
"I haven't received any offers, but I have made unofficial visits to North Carolina, Virginia, Wake Forest and Duke," he said. "I'm planning to go to North Carolina again for their spring game along with Harvard and Yale and Navy in May."
From what he's hearing, colleges are intrigued.
"They all say they like my game film," he said. "Carolina told me they just got to wait until they can see me in person at camp."
Steinbacher is high on the Tar Heels.
"I've grown up a North Carolina fan," he said. "My dad played there and both of my uncles played there. My dad was Steve Steinbacher an offensive guard and my uncle played linebacker there.
"I like the school itself. They have great academics and I like the campus and the program's history."
More visits are likely in the near future and Steinbacher is looking for a few things in a school.
"I want a good football program obviously," he said. "I want great academics that can set me up for the future and just the best opportunity for me all around."