Eric Siebenshuh commands the huddle every week for Francis Howell High. The senior quarterback is used to being in control on the football field.
The future is what's out of Siebenshuh's hands. All he can do is perform and hope scholarship offers come his way.
The 6-foot-3 1/2, 205-pound signal caller unofficially visited Iowa City on Saturday. Siebenshuh camped with the Hawkeyes this summer and reported that the coaches told him in he was in the hunt for a scholarship offer.
"I talked with Coach (Eric) Johnson before the (Pittsburgh) game (Saturday) and he said I was No. 1 on their list," the quarterback said. "I talked with Coach Johnson and Coach (Ken) O'Keefe after the game. They told me to just keep doing what I'm doing. They like what they see."
Siebenshuh and Howell have jumped out to a 3-1 start in suburban St. Louis. He had thrown for 724 yards and seven touchdowns through three weeks. He tossed three more scores in a tough loss on Friday.
Siebenshuh visited Iowa for a game during his sophomore season. It was nothing like what he saw Saturday, when the Hawkeyes came back from a three-touchdown deficit in the second half to capture a 31-17 victory. He witnessed the Hawkeyes' postgame celebration.
"It was very exciting to watch them come back and get the win," said Siebenshuh, who holds an offer from Tennessee Martin. "The locker room scene was pretty sweet. Everyone was so happy. It was a great atmosphere."
Northern Iowa scouted Siebenshuh on Friday. He's also heard a lot from Lindenwood University, a Division II program in St. Charles.
Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz has said he will take one scholarship quarterback in this 2012 class. It was believed that Siebenshuh, Joe Mollberg, Austin Lommen and Hayden Northern were among those signal callers under review this fall.