Even missing the entire 2010 season with a torn tendon in his finger, 2013 quarterback Max Staver's recruitment is heating up. The Brentwood Academy (TN) product reeled in his first offer last week and is seeing more and more letters in the mail.
"I was expecting an offer sometime here soon, because of all the traveling that I have been doing this off-season, but I wasn't expecting it from Louisville. It's awesome. Louisville is a great school and the coaches are great there. I will definitely take it," said Staver. "I think the offer even makes me more hungry. I after to get after it even more now. More eyes will be on me and my game now, so I have to be really ready going into the season."
"Nebraska started off with questionnaires, then they started sending me written letters about camps they would like me to attend so they could see me. I got invited to an Elite Camp of theirs, but it didn't quite fit my already planned schedule," said Staver. "I don't know much about them right now, I haven't been a fan of Nebraska growing up, but I do know they have a lot of National Championships and have a great football tradition. I remember when they played Texas a couple years ago and it was a huge game.
"I was thinking about going there next summer to a camp or next spring after the season when I have some junior film put together."
At 6-foot-5, 230 pounds, Staver has showed a strong arm and accuracy at quarterback camps and combines over the last couple of months. With his name starting to circulate, it shouldn't be long before he picks up more offers.
"I would say a pro-style system is the best fit for me. Or something like what Texas Tech ran a couple years ago with the wide outs spread out," said the soon to be junior. "The offensive system has to be a right fit. Otherwise you don't thrive as a player. Also, I think when it comes to the coaching staff, what type of relationships do I establish with them."
A Philadelphia native, Staver's father went to Penn State so playing in the Big Ten is described as a "definite possibility." He plans to visit Tennessee again in July.
Stick with Big Red Report as we continue to introduce Nebraska fans to 2013 talents.