The Louisville coaching staff has all ready made one stop to Tallahassee and one of the many players that they are expressing interest in is Lincoln quarterback Joe Bauserman.
I spoke with Bauserman on Sunday and discussed how his recruiting is going so far.
"I'm getting a bunch of letters all ready," explained Bauserman. "I've been so busy with baseball though. I did just get my first official offer from Clemson."
Staying busy with baseball is an understatment. Bauserman, who plays both outfield and pitches for Lincoln, helped guide his school to the state championship, where they fell 7-6. Bauserman was near perfect on the mound all season, not allowing an earned run until that title game, when he suffered his only loss of the season. He also batted near .300 for the season.
While he obviously has a great pitching arm, he did inform me, that despite having different options, he plans on playing football on the collegiate level.
In his first season as the starting quarterback Bauserman proved ready for the task of taking the reigns of a program often rated among the nations best.
During his junior season, Bauserman set a couple of school records. He established a new mark for most yards thrown in a single game when he threw for 451-yards and 5 touchdowns. He finished his junior campaign by tossing over 3,000-yards which was the first time that a Lincoln quarterback had eclipsed that mark.
However, the story with Bauserman doesn't begin with his junior season at Lincoln. Prior to becoming the starting quarterback at Lincoln, Bauserman lived in Virginia, where he was the starting quarterback at Strasburg High School. Following his sophomore season he was named as an All-Region selection.
Now that baseball season has ended, Bauserman will be able to focus more on his recruiting. One scheduled stop is all ready planned for Tulane's 7-on-7 passing camps in the coming weeks.
When asked what he is looking for in a program, Bauserman quickly responded, "early playing time."