Junior college tight end Mike'quan Deane says Louisville in his top three; hopes to make a visit to campus this summer

A top target in the Class of 2017 for the University of Louisville football is Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Mike'Quan Deane. The top junior-college tight end says Louisville is in his top three schools.

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M tight end Mike'Quan Dean has picked up a ton of college interest in recent months.

But the three-star prospect said there's a couple of schools he chats with more than the others, including the University of Louisville.

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Deane, who is originally from Tulsa, Okla., said he speaks with U of L new secondary coach Cort Dennison on a "daily basis" and is getting to know the Cardinals' staff better.

"They're definitely in my top three," he said. "I talk to them daily. I like Louisville a lot."

Deane also mentioned Arizona State and Colorado State as schools "up there" on his list. He said he hopes to make a visit to the U of L campus sometime this summer of fall.

"I'm trying to figure out when I can come there," he said. "Coach Dennison is awesome. I really like him."

Deane also has offers from Nebraska, Pittsburgh, South Alabama, Syracuse, UAB and UCF among others.

Deane picked up a lot of interest out of high school at Tulsa Memorial, but didn't qualify academically. He opted to attend NE Oklahoma after 20 catches for 450 yards and four touchdowns as a senior in high school. He ran for six more TDs.

As a freshman at NE Oklahoma last season, Deane finished with 14 receptions for 128 yards and three scores while playing a more traditional tight end role. He said he played a good portion of the time with his hand on the ground.

In March, Scout.com called him an "emerging star" and he keeps adding more and more attention.

Deane is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2016 football season.

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