Dalcourt receives Louisville offer

Courtney Dalcourt, a quarterback/athlete from Franklin-Simpson (KY) High, recently picked up offers from Louisville and Central Michigan. Where do the Cardinals stand with the athletic 5-foot-11, 196-pound standout?

"I like Louisville," Dalcourt said. "They've got a nice program and have had pretty good teams throughout the years. It's a good honor to get an offer from them and for them to have an interest in me. I stay in contact with Coach (Greg) Nord every week or two."

With the two most recent offers from Louisville and Central Michigan, Dalcourt now has six scholarship offers. Stanford, Kentucky, Louisville, Western Kentucky, Wofford and Central Michigan have all offered the Franklin-Simpson standout.

While Dalcourt plays quarterback in high school, some big-time schools view him more as an athlete on the next level. A school that recruits Dalcourt as a quarterback – or at least one willing to give him an opportunity to play quarterback – might gain a significant edge in his recruitment.

"I'd love to play quarterback in college," Dalcourt said. "That's going to be one of the biggest factors in my decision."

Right now, Stanford is the only BCS program to offer Dalcourt as a quarterback. Wofford, Western Kentucky and Central Michigan are also recruiting Dalcourt as a quarterback. Louisville and Kentucky are most likely recruiting the 5-11, 196-pound standout as an athlete.

"I'm a true dual-threat quarterback," said Dalcourt, who runs a 4.47 forty-yard dash. "Some people might not see me as a (passing) quarterback but I've thrown for (2,500) yards the past two seasons. I can scramble and throw the ball down the field. I've got a pretty good arm and I can also improvise when I have to."

While he's not ready to name favorites, Stanford and Central Michigan seemed to have piqued his interest.

"I like all the schools and I don't want to say I have favorites (but) I like Stanford and I have an interest in Central Michigan," Dalcourt said. "I'd like to get to know more about those two programs. I already know a bunch about Louisville and (Kentucky). I have family members that went to school at Louisville and my mom went to school at UK. But I do have an interest in both programs."

Due to a host of factors, Stanford could emerge as a significant factor in Dalcourt's recruitment. Dalcourt has already made two unofficial visits to Stanford.

"Stanford has a beautiful campus and the coaching staff is great," Dalcourt said. "Just the feel I got from the people and the players out there was a great feel. So it would be a nice fit for me with their style of offense. And the Pac-10 is one of the top conferences to play football in."


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