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Top programs coming after Hilinski

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Kelly Hilinski is hearing from some top programs already and the Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame pro-style quarterback said this off-season should be big so he can go to camps and hopefully pick up offers.
Oklahoma and Stanford are showing the most interest in Hilinski, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound prospect in the 2013 class and he plans to visit both of those places by the time his senior season starts.
"Those coaches are saying to come out in the summer, compete for a scholarship and basically beat the other guys," Hilinski said last week at the U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio. "That's what they've been saying. They want to see me perform in person.
"Stanford said they want to see me in person, not on film or on highlight tapes and the coaches told me that a few times. I want to go out and perform."
UCLA, Boston College, USC and Harvard are also showing interest in Hilinski, who said he finished with about 2,000 passing yards in his junior season.
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame teammate, running back Khalfani Muhammad, should also get numerous Division I looks next season.
Hilinski is definitely planning to take unofficial visits to Oklahoma and Stanford in the coming months and work out at both places. Other camp stops are also expected as the 2013 recruit looks for some offers.
"Their success really stands out," Hilinski said of Oklahoma. "What coach (Bob) Stoops has done there, he's turned that program into a complete powerhouse. Football-wise you really can't get much better than that so it appeals to me.
"The balance of education (at Stanford) plus it's a top football program is what stands out there. Education is what matters long after football is done so that's what stands out to me."
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