Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas safety Cole Champion currently has three offers.
"I have verbal offers so far from Kentucky, Western Michigan, and Utah State," Champion said. "The contact from them is pretty even."
At this stage, the Wildcats hold an advantage over his other two offers but the 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect has yet to see any of the schools that have offered him. He was able to hit the road this summer and check out some other options.
"So far this summer I went and visited Notre Dame, Northwestern, Boston College, Yale, and Harvard," Champion said.
Champion was very impressed at one of his stops and intends to return later this year.
"Notre Dame was a great campus and the coaches were also great," Champion said. "I think I am going to go out there for an unofficial visit, to a game."
He has also been in regular contact with another school that he dropped in on and believes they are close to offering.
"I have been talking to Boston College a lot," Champion said. "I have been hearing from them a lot, as well as Iowa and a few others."
With regards to upcoming plans, Champion is still trying to figure out if he will utilize all five of his official visits before making a decision.
"I am still deciding if I am going to do that," Champion said.
Yale is the only school recruiting Champion as a linebacker but the remaining schools in the picture are interested in him as a safety. For the South Florida prospect, he says he doesn't have a preference with regards to what position he lines up at.
As a junior, while playing predominantly linebacker for Aquinas, Champion racked up 73 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, and an interception which he returned for a touchdown.