Robert Bolden is top uncommitted dual-threat quarterback in the nation. Besides his outstanding abilities as a passer Robert benches 240-pounds, squats 315 and claims a 34-inch vertical jump.
"Right now I have 20 offers and I am pretty much wide open. I am going through the process of looking at some schools to see who I am really interested in," said Bolden.
With an offer sheet that reads like a who's who of college football, Bolden will have his pick when his decision is finally made. Yet to this point he is not ready to get into specifics about any programs in particular.
"Right now I don't really want to name any specific schools that stand out. Michigan State has been up to see me, Penn State has been up to see me, and a bunch of other schools have been up to see me as well. So right now I can't really single anybody out because as I said I am wide open in my recruitment," said Bolden.
Robert has been active this spring getting out and making a couple of visits.
"I went up to Michigan State for their big spring game. I went to Penn State for a scrimmage that they had and I got the opportunity to check out their facilities and things," said Bolden. "Everything else I did was pretty much regional visits."
With the summer right around the corner, Bolden has already targeted a couple of programs in particular that he wants to take a closer look.
"I am planning a couple of visits for next month. The first week or two of the month I am planning a trip to Oregon to check out things on the west coast. Then when I get back from there I am going to take a trip down to Louisville to see everything down there," said Bolden. "I don't have all the plans finalized yet but those are the only trips I have planned right now."
The Louisville coaching staff keeps in contact with Bolden on a regular basis. New quarterback coach Matt Wells is spearheading Bolden's recruitment. And Bolen says that they love his versatility.
The thing that the coaches feel I can bring to the program is the ability to make plays throwing the ball as well and running with the ball. But I am not one of those guys who runs around a lot. I will only take off and run when I have to. A lot of guys just want to get out there and run all the time but that's not me. I like to make plays from the pocket.
In going through the recruiting process Bolden has a clear idea of what he is looking for in a program.
"The number one factor in my recruitment is academics. That is the most important part for me. Secondly as far as the football side of things will be the quarterback situation at the school. I am going to look at the depth charts of the prospective schools and if they have five or six guys on scholarship already I am going to mark them off," said Bolden. "I am looking for the right situation where I could go in and have a chance to play, or learn under an upperclassman for a year then take over after that. That is what I am looking for."
As far as making a commitment that is a bit tougher to put a handle on for Bolden.
"If I feel comfortable with a school that is when I am going to commit. Right now I am taking my time going through the process looking at each of the schools that have offered me. I am weighing the pros and cons of each school. And if I have seen the campus and I know the coaches then I would go ahead and make my decision," said Bolden.