Kizer hoping for Notre Dame offer

Quarterback DeShone Kizer of Toledo (Ohio) Central Catholic has Notre Dame in his top five, even though the Irish have yet to offer. Kizer explains why Notre Dame is so high on his list and when an offer could come through. He also talks about what SEC schools he plans to visit before making a decision in June.

Notre Dame has offered three junior quarterbacks in the spring evaluation period so far – Kyle Allen, David Cornwell, and Jacob Park – adding to a total of four quarterback offers that have been extended in 2014. Brandon Dawkins was offered by the Irish last spring.

Quarterback DeShone Kizer of Toledo (Ohio) Central Catholic hopes to be added to that list in the near future.

"[Notre Dame defensive line] Coach [Mike] Elston said that they would be here within the next month to evaluate me and watch me throw," Kizer said. "I'll know if I'm getting offered after that, hopefully I will be. Coach Elston has been recruiting me, but he says the offensive coordinator will have to see me throw first before they offer."

Kizer has a top six of Alabama, LSU, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Notre Dame (no offer), and Ohio State (no offer). However, he hasn't visited any place in his top six just yet.

"The last week in May or the first week in June I plan on visiting LSU and Alabama," Kizer said. "I plan on visiting Tennessee in the middle of June sometime. Wisconsin just recently offered, and they are coming to watch me throw tomorrow (Monday). I hope to visit there, too."

The 6-foot-5, 205-pound quarterback has seen plenty of elite signal-callers make decisions this spring, and he's ready to join them.

"Once I find out about Notre Dame and Ohio State, I will go from there about taking visits and narrowing my list," Kizer said. "A decision will come sooner than later. I will probably see two or three more campuses, and then decide hopefully in early or middle of June. "

Kizer admits the Irish and Buckeyes may have a leg up on opponents should those two schools in the Midwest decide to offer.

"Location is going to be a big factor if Notre Dame or Ohio State offer," Kizer said. "They will have the edge because they are a lot closer than those schools in the south."

"The reason that Notre Dame is so high on my list even though they haven't offered is because of the combination of their academics and athletics," Kizer said. "They offer a big-time education and play with the best of the best in football. They were just in the national championship. In the part of Ohio that I live in, there are a lot of Notre Dame fans here, and I go to a catholic school."

Kizer is a four-star prospect and ranked as the No. 13 quarterback in 2014. Top Stories