2014 quarterback DeShone Kizer has had a busy week. The 6-5, 207-pounder out of Toledo Central Catholic landed his second BCS offer on Wednesday, and has been visited by three Big 10 schools this week.
2014 quarterback DeShone Kizer
has had a busy week. The 6-5, 207-pounder out of Toledo Central
Catholic landed his second BCS offer on Wednesday, and has been visited
by three Big 10 schools this week.
College became the latest school to offer Kizer, joining Syracuse,
Bowling Green and Toledo. He has also been hearing from schools such as
Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan State, Nebraska and West
Virginia. One B1G school just began reaching out to him, as Iowa
assistant Brian Ferentz stopped by to visit on Monday. Kizer and Ferentz
touched base later that evening over the phone.
“He was saying how he’d already heard about me, and that if I
ever get a chance, to give him a call and stop by to visit campus,”
Kizer said. “That was the first time with any communication with Iowa.”
Central Catholic is the home of one of Iowa’s best players
heading into the 2012 season. While Kizer is not overly familiar with
what the Hawkeyes have to offer, he is certainly interested in learning
“I just know that we had a guy at Central that went to Iowa –
Brad Rogers,” Kizer said. “It’s a B1G school, and it’s always a big name
when it comes to football. I love their pro style passing. Iowa is one
of the schools where you’re going to be under center and pick apart
Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges also dropped in on
Monday. Borges and Kizer caught up over the phone later that evening.
“He wants me to get up there to camp,” Kizer said. “He let me
know that their camp is five days long, but I can come up for just one
day. With most other quarterback recruits, they’re all over the nation.
But since I’m so close, all I have to do is give him a call and take a
visit whenever I want. I think I’m going to end up doing that soon.”
Kizer remains on Michigan’s short list of 2014 signal-callers in line for an offer.
“He just let me know that I’m pretty high on their radar,” Kizer said. “He watched my film a few times, and he liked it a lot.”
Borges and Michigan in general have both impressed Kizer at this stage in the process.
“He’s definitely a great guy, and he definitely knows what he’s
talking about,” Kizer said. “Michigan is one of those QB universities. A
lot of great quarterbacks have come out of there, and there are a lot
of great coaches that have coached those great quarterbacks.”
In addition to Iowa and Michigan, Penn State visited Kizer on Tuesday, and Ohio State is supposed to visit in the near future.
Kizer was named Honorable Mention All-Conference as a sophomore,
leading Central Catholic to the second round of the playoffs by passing
for 1,147 yards and 10 touchdowns and rushing for 540 yards and four
touchdowns. He is currently carrying a 3.6 GPA.