Two Big Offers For Kizer

Two Big Offers For Kizer

Junior quarterback DeShone Kizer has been on the recruiting radar of several top schools since early last season. Last week, he not only helped lead his team to a playoff win, but he learned of two new offers.

Toledo Central Catholic junior quarterback DeShone Kizer helped his team defeat Avon 42-14 Friday night in Ohio playoff action, avenging last year's tough playoff loss in the process.

"We really stepped things up this week and we prepared the way we needed to," Kizer said after the win. "This was a big game for us, and I'm very proud of how we all played. We saw on film we could do some things against them, and I pretty much knew what they were doing and when they were going to blitz, so all I had to do was execute."

Kizer, 6-foot-5, 205-pounds, is one of the top quarterback prospects in Ohio for 2015 and he already holds double-digit offers. He picked up two big ones last week.

"My newest offers are Michigan State and Penn State," he reported. "Those are both very impressive offers to me. Michigan State has always been a goal of mine, and they're one of my top schools. They've always been high on my list, and to receive an offer from Coach (Mark) Dantonio was a great thing in my eyes. I haven't visited there, but would like to after the season."

"Penn State is another great offer, and a school I've researched a lot," Kizer added. "They have a great coach in Bill O'Brien, and he runs the New England Patriots offense. He's coached some great quarterbacks, and it would really be a privilege to play for someone like that. What happened there in the past wouldn't have any affect on me at all. The way it looks, if I were to redshirt one year, I wouldn't miss that much bowl time at all."

Among the other schools that have offered Kizer, two are standing out to him today.

"I would definitely have to say Louisville and Nebraska have really caught my eye," he admitted. "But I'm not ready to eliminate Boston College or Syracuse at this time either. I'm just going with the flow and seeing who offers. I've thought about naming a top-five, or even a top-three, by the end of the season and go from there."

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