Franklin-Simpson star gets heavy interest

Franklin (KY) Simpson standout Courtney Dalcourt is blessed with an abundance of physical talent. With the tools to play several positions on the football field, Dalcourt is garnering interest from all parts of the country. Louisville is aggressively pursuing the Kentucky standout and might have an ace in the hole.

In what is known as more of a down year in the state of Kentucky the top talent in the state is a high priority for the local schools. And Franklin Simpson QB Courtney Dalcourt is no different. He is being heavily pursued by local schools and by several national programs as well. So how interested is Louisville in the standout?

"Yes, Louisville made me an offer a while ago," said Dalcourt. "Central Michigan is recruiting me as a quarterback and Georgia Tech is recruiting me as a quarterback too. I also have offers from Stanford, Kentucky, and Western Kentucky."

Dalcourt is receiving a good amount of interest in the Louisville program. He has family in the city and he says that he had a sneak peak of what Louisville has to offer.

"I have a lot of interest in Louisville. I have family up that way so that would be cool. And I like the program and I have been a fan of Louisville in both football and basketball. So they are definitely high on my list and somewhere I would like to go," said Dalcourt.

Coach Greg Nord is handling Dalcourt's recruitment and Courtney has seen some of what the Cardinal program has to offer.

"I was a nice campus. I could definitely see myself going somewhere like that. I was not able to see the stadium and everything, but I hope to get a chance to see everything," said Dalcourt.

Dalcourt says that he would like to play quarterback in college, but he is being recruited as both a quarterback and as an athlete. And what does Louisville have in store for the 5-11 196 pound playmaker?

"They (Louisville) are recruiting me as an athlete. The position that I feel I am best at right now and would like to play is at quarterback. I feel my best attribute is being a dual threat on the field with my passing ability and being able to get out of tough situations with my legs," said Dalcourt.

Courtney is not only interested in his future on the gridiron, but also his future in life. He is interested in a school and coach that will help lead him to greatness in both areas.

"Definitely academics and a place that is the best for me. And a place where I can come in and help out the team and do well. A place that will help me be successful after football, and be successful in something besides football. Just that and a family atmosphere and where I feel comfortable," said Dalcourt.

With the summer winding down and a chance to reflect on the happenings of the past three months Dalcourt feels that he spent his time well.

"I think I got my name out there some and there were some camps I did very well at. I got the chance to meet a lot of new people that I will keep up with," said Dalcourt. "Just a lot of good experiences, and to be able to learn some tips and pointers to help out with my game. I believe that my game from last year to this year will evolve and step up a little and I am ready to play ball."

Courtney says that he has not set his official visit schedule and he is still wide open to schools that want to enter the race for his services. He hopes to have his visits figured out by around mid-season. And in regard to any possible commitment Dalcourt had this to say.

"I want to take a few visits, but I don't know that I want to take it all the way to the last second. I may take a visit and that feels right than I could go ahead and commit," said Dalcourt.

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