Countdown to National Signing Day 2010 is on.
Louisville head coach Steve Kragthorpe appears serious about getting off to a great start with the Cardinals next recruiting class. One prospect to watch closely - North Florida Christian QB Clint Trickett.
"Right now I have two offers from Tulsa and Western Kentucky. I am getting a lot of interest from Louisville, Wake Forest, South Carolina, Auburn, Ole Miss, Boston College, and several others as well," said Trickett.
Louisville already seems to have a leg up in Trickett's recruitment as he has a special bond with rising UofL super-soph. Victor Anderson.
"My dad coached at West Virginia a couple of years ago and Vic at the time was committed to West Virginia. He came up for WVU's combine and I met him there. And after that we would talk all the time and he would tell me how he did after games and we became really good friends," said Trickett.
Trickett says that Louisville has made him a priority and he is looking forward to getting to know more about the new coaching staff.
"As for Louisville, I talk to Coach Kragthorpe about once a week. They just hired a new quarterbacks coach and he actually will be recruiting the Tallahassee area and I am planning on giving him a call as well. Louisville is known for recruiting Florida and especially the Tallahassee area so I am very interested," said Trickett.
While he is still working out his visit schedule, Clint says that he has several schools that he wants to take a look at during the spring and summer.
"Well I definitely want to check out Louisville and I want to check out their spring practice too. Also I want to check out South Carolina, Auburn, Wake Forest, Ole Miss, and I am not sure who else right now. But I think Louisville is a definite one right now," said Trickett.
Trickett is coming off a season that saw him accomplish plenty on the field and he is already looking towards becoming an even more complete player next season.
"Number one is that we won the state championship this year so that is huge. I had 68 percent completion percentage with 2,500 passing yards, 25 passing touchdowns, 5 rushing touchdowns, and 600 rushing yards," said Trickett. "I feel I am definitely a drop back passer, but I can run when I need to. I can move around in the pocket and rollout as well.
"I am really going to try to work on my total game this summer because you can never stop improving. I want to work on my arm strength, accuracy, my speed....basically everything."
Though still early in the process, Trickett is already planning his decision timeline as well.
"I am going to graduate in December so I want to be an early enrollee. I have the credits I need and everything so that is the plan. I am not sure though if I will make my decision before the season or during the season yet. I will just have to see how everything goes," said Trickett.