Elite 11: Kearns Talks Two Big Suitors

HAYWARD, Calif. -- After going through the Pressure Cooker at the Elite 11 at Chabot College, Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill quarterback talks about his plans for spring and summer, which include plenty of visits from major colleges.

HAYWARD, Calif. -- Wake Forest's new coaching staff is closing in on whether or not to offer Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill quarterback Kyle Kearns, and it's likely that the three-star signal-caller could have an answer by the end of the month.

"I'm going to go to Colorado's camp on June 1, and Wake Forest, I might go to their camp," Kearns said after Friday's Elite 11 competition on the campus of Chabot College. "They're closing in on whether they're going to offer me or not, and if they offer me, then they'll expect me to go to their camp, as well. They won't have me come out unless they offer."

The new Demon Deacons staff came in last December, and hit the ground running in recruiting after coming over from Bowling Green.

"They like me, and they started recruiting me, too," Kearns said.

The Buffaloes are not new to Kearns' recruitment, but they do hold a special place in Kearns' mind given what they have to offer.

"Both schools – ACC, Pac-12 – both got a chip on their shoulder," Kearns said. "You can tell that they want to get to the top of their conferences. Colorado's building a $250 million facility there, so they're putting in a lot of money into their football program. They expect wins with those new facilities."

Kearns starts spring ball the last week of May, and that will go well into June.

"A bunch of schools have already come by," Kearns said. "We have a sixth-period lifting and football period, so I can go throw for them before school, at lunch or during sixth period."

Both Wake Forest and Colorado have already been by to see Kearns, as well as Ole Miss, SMU (OC Dan Morrison and area recruiter Derrick Odum) and Iowa State. Notre will come out next week, and California offensive coordinator Tony Franklin has also said he will come by.

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