"Rutgers and UConn, I've gotten invites from the head coach, to go to their camp this summer,'' said Loughery, who attended Rutgers' junior day last month. "We just recently sent out my highlight tape for this season, so that's getting out now. Hopefully, that opens a lot of eyes.''
"Boston College has been into the school, N.C. State has been into the school,'' Loughery said. "They're both very interested, and I'm very interested in both of them. N.C. State has the coaching staff that coached Matt in the beginning of his career. I love a lot of those guys.''
Loughery's father, John Sr., also played at Boston College. But while the family is intimately familiar with the Eagles, it does not mean Loughery is Chestnut Hill bound.
"I'm very happy to have good lineage when it comes to football,'' Loughery said. "But when it comes down to it, I want to attend a place that's best for me, somewhere I'll get great academics and a chance to play right away, or fairly soon. Whether that's Boston College or anywhere else, I just want to make the best decision possible.
"I want a program with great football tradition, great academics, some people around the school that really care about winning, and wanting to do well.''
The spring and summer evaluation periods will be important for Loughery. That is when many programs will decide which quarterbacks they will pursue the hardest.
"A lot of people want to see me throw in person, and a lot of that is going to happen during camps this summer,'' he said. "As of now, I've been invited to five or six of them, and hopefully by the end of the spring I'll have a good idea of the five or ten schools really interested, and then I'll make a decision based on that.''
For now, Loughery is looking forward to the state vs. state 7-on-7 this weekend. He is quarterbacking the Pennsylvania No. 1 squad in the competition.
"What I would like to get out of it is to get better,'' he said. "You're playing against great talent – talent that was better that what I was playing against this year – so you try to find out where you are, and also to throw to very good receivers. It's pretty cool to play with some of the best guys in the area.''
Loughery completed 177 of 312 passes for 2,066 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior.