It looks like the state of Kentucky has found the secret to turning out top-flight quarterbacks, as Dixie Heights star Zeke Pike is currently listed as one of the best for 2012. Lexington Catholic's Kyle Bolin is a year behind Pike, but is already looking like one of 2013's early standouts.
Bolin had an impressive sophomore season in 2009. As a first-year starter, Bolin threw for over 2,300 yards with 18 touchdown tosses. He also ran for 621 yards, while scoring 12 rushing touchdowns. Last February, he was named the top quarterback at the Best of the Midwest combine in Indianapolis.
"Louisville was great and I liked it because I was the only recruit there, and I got to spend a lot of time around their quarterbacks," Bolin stated. "Justin Burke was a recruit from last year, and we know each other really well, so we talked about how they do things and how it would be if I went to Louisville. I also spent time with incoming freshman Teddy Bridgewater, and watched how they used him in the offense."
"I plan on graduating early, like Bridgewater, and getting started on my career," he added. "I love the Louisville offense and how they do things, so I really liked everything up there. They seem very interested and Coach (Charlie) Strong wants me to go their spring game this Friday, and I'd like to do that if my schedule works out. I would love to have an offer from Louisville."
Bolin, 6-foot-3, 185-pounds, also took the time to visit Kentucky, which is conveniently located in his hometown.
"Going to Kentucky was great because even though I live in Lexington, I really didn't know much about their campus," he explained. "I saw their academic center, which is where a lot of their athletes spend a lot of time doing their schoolwork, and I was very impressed by that. Their schedule was great because they practiced in the morning, then they had classes the rest of the time."
"I like the offense because the run a pro-style with some spread mixed in," he continued. "They're a young team that's only going to get better in the coming years. Kentucky is having a one-day camp this spring and they want me to be there. They said to expect an offer at that point, and that's a school I'd love to be offered by."
Not only are Louisville and Kentucky recruiting him heavily, but several other top BCS programs have been in contact with his head coach.
"Maryland is a school that requested my tape and said an offer could be coming soon," Bolin reported. "I've also heard from North Carolina and they liked my film as well. Ole Miss wants me to come to camp to throw for them, and I might be doing that."
"I will be going to a lot of different college camps, mostly schools that have shown interest," he added. "I will be going up to Ohio State in May for the Elite-11 Nike camp, and I'm looking forward to seeing the campus, because I'm interested in Ohio State."
Scout.com will continue to track the progress of not only Bolin, but several of the top 2013 prospects, as they continue to attend camps and combines throughout the spring and summer.