Kragthorpe watches Georgia quarterback

Quarterback Tyler Bass, who attended U of L's junior day, has been a popular prospect in recent weeks as numerous college coaches, including Louisville head coach Steve Kragthorpe, have made Stockbridge (Ga.) High a priority destination this spring.

The most frequent feedback that Stockbridge (Ga.) quarterback Tyler Bass received during the early stages of his recruiting process was that college coaches wanted to see him throw the ball live and they've been doing just that in recent weeks.

Coaches from Air Force, Akron, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Marshall, Ohio, South Carolina, Southern Miss and Wake Forest are among the many that have either stopped by or have plans to visit Stockbridge High School.

Bass, who visited the Cardinals program in March for junior day, had U of L head coach Steve Kragthorpe watching him workout on Tuesday afternoon.

"Coach Kragthorpe from Louisville came by to see me today," Bass said on Tuesday evening. "He was out there watching me throw the ball."

With coaches making his school a priority stop this spring, the feedback has started to change and interest in the 6-foot-3, 205-pounder has continued to rise. Toledo and Middle Tennessee State have recently joined Air Force, Indiana, Purdue and Western Kentucky in extending Bass a scholarship offer, while others, such as Louisville and North Carolina, appear to be strongly considering following suit.

Steve Kragthorpe watched Tyler Bass throw on Tuesday
"Hopefully I'll be collecting a few more soon," Bass said. "All the coaches that have watched me throw the ball have said that they are impressed with how I throw the ball. They all say that I have good spin on the ball."

As a junior, Bass proved to be one of Georgia's top quarterback prospects, throwing for 1,190 yards and 16 touchdowns, with just 2 interceptions. He also rushed for an additional 595 yards and 6 touchdowns 91 attempts.

Striving to continue to improve his play prior to the start of his senior season, Bass has started to receive additional off-season help from a former college quarterback star.

"Tee Martin, who played quarterback at Tennessee, helps out some of the quarterbacks in Atlanta and I'm looking forward to working with him more this summer," Bass said of Martin, who as a junior helped guide the Volunteers to a BCS Championship win. "He has great experience and advice, and he'll help me become an even better quarterback."

Last month Bass listed Louisville and North Carolina as his early leaders and while the Cardinals and Tar Heels remain high on his current list, Bass will continue to evaluate his options as camp season approaches.

"I can't really say which camps I'm going to go to right now," said Bass, who has previously mentioned Louisville as a likely camp destination. "I'm going to sit down with my coach and figure out which ones are the most interested and then try to go to some of those camps."

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