As three-star Hopkinsville (Kent.) Christian County athlete Bubba Tandy hits the recruiting homestretch, two teams have emerged as the leaders.
Kentucky and Marshall.
Tandy, the state's 10th-rated player in the class of 2011, has officially visited the latter, and will check out the former this upcoming weekend.
"They're who I'm hearing from the most," Tandy said. "I've been talking to them a lot."
A four-year starter, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Tandy played everything from receiver to quarterback last fall, and amassed 25 touchdowns.
Of his trip to Marshall, Tandy said, "They made me feel like I'm at home."
According to Tandy, he has made a handful of unofficials to Kentucky's campus, which is approximately two-and-a-half hours from his home. His official, which begins Friday, will give him one last chance to check things out in Lexington.
"I've been there quite a lot," Tandy said. "It's close to home and everything, and I like the conference [the Wildcats] play in. It's a big conference. [Kentucky] kind of makes me feel like home, too. I know quite a few kids there."
Kentucky projects Tandy to play the offensive utility position once occupied by versatile standout Randall Cobb, he said
"They're recruiting me as an athlete," Tandy said. "It's mostly receiver, but some wildcat."
Two other teams remain in the mix. Tandy has a Middle Tennessee State offer and claims to still be considering that program. However, he hasn't officially visited the school and has no trip there scheduled.
Vanderbilt also apparently is interested. But the Commodores have yet to offer. That said, a last-minute official visit to Nashville might still be in the works.
"They said they had to wait and see," Tandy said.
According to Tandy, an announcement about his future likely will come shortly after he returns home from Lexington next Sunday.
"I should have a decision after I make my last official visit," he said.