Kinsey has three schools on his mind

Northwestern (Miami, Fla.) defensive end/outside linebacker Eric Kinsey is down to Cincinnati, West Virginia and Louisville and is planning on making a decision on National Signing Day.

"Those are the three programs I feel most comfortable with right now," Kinsey said. "I've already taken my officials to Cincinnati and West Virginia."

Kinsey said that an official to Louisville is scheduled for Jan. 27 and he is looking forward to catching up with old friends.

"I have a few former teammates that are at Louisville right now like Teddy [Bridgewater] and Eli [Rogers] and they are going to tell me the truth about the program," Kinsey said. "I'm expecting a great visit and a great environment.

"It looks like the players and coaches are real close at Louisville and that's the sort of family atmosphere I like."

Kinsey also spoke well of the other two programs in contention.

"Cincinnati is a perfect school in terms of size because it's not too big and not too little," Kinsey said. "They play an exciting brand of football and really try to get after it on defense."

"West Virginia is one of the top programs in the nation as far as I'm concerned. They do a great job of recruiting in Florida and that's where the best talent is so they are always going to be one of the top teams."

Kinsey also has an official visit scheduled to UConn this week.

"UConn has always showed me love so I'm going to check them out," Kinsey added.