For Jon Ingerman the recruiting process has been an experience he'll soon have great stories to tell. Playing for a small country school on the outskirts of Springfield, Ohio, Ingerman saw a few college coaches take the I-70 exit to visit Springfield Northeastern. Once there they saw a giant of a young prospect and showed their interest by calling during the allowed calling periods. But since the calling period ended he's not heard much from anyone. Could this all change when Jon Ingerman makes a visit to Cincinnati this week for a linemans camp? We'll soon know...
Saturday saw Ingerman looking to improve his skills by working at a "Big Man" challenge at Miami Ohio University. With other offensive and defensive linemen at the camp, he enjoyed the chance to pit his physical skills against those who were also looking to make a name and catch the eyes of a college coach.
With no offers in hand this week could be an eye opening experience for the 6-foot-7.5, 270 offensive tackle prospect who's recorded a 4.8 forty time. With his trip to Miami behind him, Ingerman will look towards Cincinnati this week in hopes of earning an offer.
"I've talked with Cincinnati coaches Forest and Quinn and they told me if I did well at camp they may have an interest in offering me a scholarship."
One thing Bearcat coaches will find when they meet Jon Ingerman is he passes the look test. Built with a long lean body that is not skinny, Ingerman has a thick lower base while needing to continue his work on his upper torso.
What has stopped Jon Ingerman from getting interest from college coaches?
"I really haven't camped anywhere this summer and I don't have a highlight tape or video at this time."
While it's yet to be seen if Ingerman will show the Bearcats staff enough to earn an offer, he knows a lot is on the line when he visits. At this time Miami is showing the most interest but that could all change in the coming weeks as more coaches start to hear more about this under the radar prospect for the Class of 2008.