Louisville, which has been eyeing Seffner (Fla.) Armwood quarterback Devin Black for awhile, raised its interest in the dual-threat athlete this week by extending a scholarship offer.
The 6-foot-2 Black admits that his latest offer came with a new level of "excitement."
U of L quarterback coach Nick Petrino is building a relationship with the rising Sunshine State prospect and has expressed the program's desire to make him a Cardinal due to his ability to create with both his arm and legs.
"They say they like my play making ability run threat ability, athleticism and ability to throw the ball," he told Cardinal Authority.
As a junior, Black ran for 1,770 yards and 20 touchdowns with only five interceptions. He also ran for 846 yards and eight TDs. He helped Armwood to an 11-2 record and appearance in the Class 6-A regional semifinals.
Black played his first two seasons of high school ball at Lennard where he threw for a combined 3,698 yards and 23 touchdowns.
His desire to be a threat to connect with a receiver, or create yardage with his feet is similar to the threat of the Cardinals Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson. Black adds that the success of Jackson at U of L is boosts his interest in the program.
"It has a big effect because of how high he has raised the bar for the quarterback position," he said.
In addition to Louisville, Black, a Scout.com three-star prospect, also holds offers from Indiana, Iowa, South Florida and Tulane.
He hopes to visit Louisville in the coming weeks.