4-Star QB Caps Summer Visit's With USF Trip

6-foot-2 QB Nathan Scheelhaase has had a whirlwind summer that ended this weekend with a visit to South Florida. Find out if the Bulls made a lasting impression on Nathan who has also visited Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma and Stanford. Read on to find out what surprised Scheelhaase on his visit and what the highlight of his trip was. Only on USFNation.com -- Get it First, Get it Fast!

There are plenty of storylines to follow this year when it comes to South Florida recruiting, the Bulls are in the midst of their most successful recruiting class to date, and nearly lost in this week's commotion was the fact that an out-of-state, four star prospect was in Tampa this weekend on an unofficial visit.

Nathan Scheelhaase, 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds arrived in Tampa on Thursday night with his father, meeting his mom who had been in town for business since Tuesday.

"The visit went well, it went really well."

For Scheelhaase it was the first time he'd been to the South Florida campus and his first chance to meet Coach Jim Leavitt in person, something he was anxious to do.

"Meeting and talking with Coach Leavitt was definitely the highlight of my trip. Definitely." Adding, "He was fired up and excited I made it to Tampa. He was excited to see me and just wanted me to know that I could have a great career at USF and it's a program that I would fit real well in. It was good to sit down and talk with him for a while."

"I also had a chance to meet with their strength coach, talk with some of the players and I talked to Coach Gregory a lot."

As a junior, Scheelhaase completed 86-of-137 passes for 1,861 yards with 20 touchdowns and five interceptions. He had 123 carries for 917 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was named the Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year and was given the Simone Award as the Kansas City Player of the Year. Scheelhaase was the first junior to win the award in its 25 year history. He was All-Metro Player of the Year, and first team All-State (writers and coaches).

On Friday night Scheelhaase had the opportunity to see what life as a USF Bull would be like and his host for the night – Carlton Mitchell.

"He's a hilarious guy, real funny. He took me out, we met up with some of the other players and had a real good time."

When USFNation first talked to the Missiouri QB back in March, he said he actually knew a lot about the Bulls and followed them closely in '07. However, on his visit Nathan said he learned a lot more than he expected.

"Their history was unbelievable, I didn't know how much they have accomplished in only eleven years. It was definitely something that I had no clue about, it was interesting to know."

Besides talking with the coaches and players Nathan also met with academic advisors in the business department and went on a full tour of Raymond James Stadium. South Florida was Nathans last trip of the summer and he says he'll sit down with his family and narrow down a top 5 by mid-July and try to make a final decision by the time his senior year starts.

"The goal is to do it before the season, but if it's not the right time then I'm not going to rush it. I can still take my official visits and everything so I'm not going to make a decision unless I'm confident with it."

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