Alan Tisdale had another great season last fall and helped lead his team to a 14-2 record.
Louisville offered a few weeks ago.
"It's a huge offer and I was shocked," said the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Tisdale. "I had always wanted Louisville to offer. They play fast and have had some great players. I feel like I'd fit in well there. They've also had a lot of success recently and that's definitely impressive.
"(Wide receivers) coach (Lonnie) Galloway is recruiting me and I've only talked to him a few times, but I'm looking forward to continuing to develop a relationship with him. I'm going to visit sometime next month and I'm ready to see how they run there defense and what spot I'd play. And I obviously want to learn more about the academics."
Notre Dame offered a few hours later.
"The history and overall tradition at Notre Dame is amazing," said Tisdale. "It's also a huge offer. They want me to visit soon, so I'll probably go up there during spring practice. I'm looking forward to learning more about the academics and football program. I also want to learn about what role they would want me to play if I go there.
"Two of the coaches from Wake Forest -- (defensive coordinator) coach (Mike) Elko and (linebackers) coach (Clark) Lea -- are there now. I was really close to them at Wake Forest, so I was excited when they offered. They always stay in touch and want to know how I'm doing."
His last trip was to NC State a few weeks ago.
"It was a good visit and I spent a lot of time with (defensive coordinator) coach (Dave) Huxtable," Tisdale said. "He's recruiting me hard and said he wants me to come visit more. He also said they'll have a bunch of linebackers graduating after this season and I'd have a chance to play as a true freshman.
"My favorite part was the basketball game. I also got to try on the new jerseys and gloves. And I was able to see all the facilities. I plan on visiting again soon."
Tisdale hopes to narrow his list of schools at the beginning of football season.