Jakson Wine grew up a University of Louisville fan.
"It was hard not too," he said, noting his mother and father graduated from U of L. He's the son of former Louisville basketball player Robby Wine. "I've been around it all my life. I was going to spring games and games every since I can remember."
But a recent trip to the U of L spring game was a bit different.
The 6-foot, 205-pound Wine is a senior-to-be at North Oldham High School and is now being recruited by U of L's football staff and several other programs as a kicker.
"It was a lot of fun," Wine said. "The crowd was awesome and the game was a lot of fun to watch. I'm excited about (getting) the interest from the staff. It's a dream for me, but I do have to keep my eyes open (in the process). I need to see what's the best fit for me."
Wine said the U of L staff - like they and most staffs are with specialists - want to see him perform in camp this summer. He said he was headed to U of L's camp sometime in June.
"They are thinking about offering a kicker in the Class of 2017, so they want to see me perform in camp," he said. "It all depends on how I perform, which is what it's like for kickers."
Wine has also been to see Western Kentucky, Illinois and Charlotte and said he's starting to hear from some others. His plan is to attend camp at those four schools and likely Kentucky also, while also attending a couple of Chris Sailer Kicking Camps.
"Pretty much all kickers have to go and prove themselves," Wine said. "The coaches comment on my leg strength, so I just have to go and prove myself at camp this summer."