With offers from home state programs Kentucky, Louisville and Western Kentucky to go with Stanford, Central Michigan and others, Courtney Dalcourt is in no hurry to make a college choice. In fact those who've offered Dalcourt may have to wait until after his senior football season to learn if they'll earn his commitment.
"I'll wait until I have a chance to take my visits before I make a college choice," Dalcourt told KSR by phone on Thursday. "I'm looking to take all my visits and have not even thought about narrowing my list at this time."
A solid student who knows there is more to life than football, Dalcourt wants to take in each program and learn as much as possible of what a school has to offer him on and off the field before making his decision.
"I would have no problem leaving Kentucky if it's the best decision for me and my future. I have to do what is best for me in the long run and not just today."
Dalcourt admits his interest in Kentucky has raised a lot over the past couple of years.
"When I was younger I wasn't a UK fan. I would have to say I was more of a Louisville fan since I had a few family members go through the school. But as I got older and understood more about things I really started to follow UK. They play in the SEC which is the best conference in college football and they have such a great athletics program."
Kentucky has been on board early with Dalcourt as future head coach Joker Phillips has taken the lead in Dalcourt's recruitment. Phillips who has ties to the Franklin area has not pushed those on Dalcourt and has allowed the process work its self out. This approach has earned the respect of Dalcourt and could pay huge dividends when signing day comes in February.
"I've had a chance to really get to know Coach Phillips better over the past couple of months. I have a lot of respect for him and what he's done and what he'll do in the future at Kentucky."
Dalcourt claims he's not given much thought about Phillips being the head coach at UK in the future, but knows there is much significance to the future of the Wildcats program under the current offensive coordinator.
"I've really not thought much about it but knowing what the future holds could play a part in my decision."
The biggest obstacle facing Dalcourt is his future position on the field. While he's not pressed the question with the schools that have offered him, only one school that has offered has stressed he'd be a quarterback.
"I want to be a quarterback in college and only Central Michigan has told me I'd be one. The other programs have not talked about me not being a quarterback but it will be something I'll look at when making my choice. I want the chance to be a college quarterback and feel I have the ability to be one."
While Dalcourt is excited about each of the programs that have offered, he also reports he'd like to hear from a few others.
"I've heard from Tennessee, but have also hoped to hear from some of the other programs like Texas, Florida and LSU. But right now I'm very happy with the offers I hold and excited about my future."
With his senior season fast approaching, Dalcourt is looking forward to enjoying an injury free season and posting some good numbers while leading his team to a state championship.
KSR will continue to follow Courtney Dalcourt until he makes his college decision.
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