Hornibrook holds offers from Akron and Yale, but senses rising interest at the BCS level. One school showing strong interest is Rutgers, he said, which sent offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen in to see him last week.
"I went out to Rutgers a couple of weeks ago with our 7-on-7 team and I talked to him there," Hornibrook said. "I was very impressed. We've been talking since he came out to see me. He liked that I threw a tight spiral. He had all positive things about the way I was throwing."
Friedgen left a strong impression on Hornibrook from recent conversations.
"My dad was telling me about him," he said. "He's got a history of being a great coach. He's probably one of the best offensive coordinators in the country. It's great to see a coach like that say he liked how I looked."
Camping at Rutgers could be the key to an offer, and he plans to see multiple schools over the summer.
"After the evaluation period, we're going to see who is interested and how much they are showing interest in me," Hornibrook said. "I think the one thing is that I've definitely improved since my film from the season. Definitely my footwork is better. I have more zip on my passes. I'm trying to showcase that to every coach that comes to see me."
Hornibrook plans to visit Akron this summer. The Zips were first in with an offer.
"I talk to them almost every day," he said. "I think I'll be taking a trip out there this summer, and to do a couple of camps out in Ohio and see a couple of schools. I'll go out there then."
Yale was the second school to offer Hornibrook, doing so last week.
Hornibrook plans to give the Ivy League a serious look during recruiting because of the educational opportunities.
"That's pretty crazy," he said. "One thing you definitely want is a good school academically. I've actually seen a couple of athletes be very successful going that path and that's a $60,000 a year investment in me."