Nerness Sees K-State, Iowa

Seth Nerness braved the Midwest winter weather to visit Kansas State and Iowa over the weekend. Hawkeye Insider caught up with the 2015 Iowa prospect to see how the trips went and where he is with his recruitment.

Seth Nerness covered a lot of ground during the weekend as he continued the process of looking for a college. The Murray (Iowa) junior spent Saturday at Kansas State before traveling through the snow to Iowa on Sunday.

"I'm ok with it all," Nerness said. "As long as you keep your head and don't get overwhelmed, it's not too bad. A lot of people don't have these opportunities so you just have to make the most of them. You get to see a lot of things other people don't, like inside the programs."

Saturday, Nerness (6-4, 230) saw Manhattan, KS for the first time. The linebacker/defensive end learned about the Wildcats and checked out what the school offered.

"It was really nice," Nerness said. "Coach (Bill) Snyder has a great program down there. He's one of the best coaches to ever coach the game.

"They have coaches (Tom Hayes and Del Miller) originally from the state of Iowa so it was nice to have that connection in talking with them. I'm following a couple of their coaches on Twitter now and will keep in contact with them. They said they want to stay in touch."

Sunday, Nerness was back at Iowa for the second time this year. He attended a junior day in January.

"We didn't really do a whole lot," he said. "We ate and went to the basketball game. I got to know the other recruits who I hadn't really met.

"I know (Bryce) Meeker. I've known him for years. I used to play AAU against him. I got to know the (Ryan) Boyle kid. I went to a football camp with (Jake) Newborg over the summer. It was good to meet with those guys and interact with them."

Four of Iowa's five commitments in the 2015 Class visited with Nerness on Sunday.

"At the moment, I'm really not certain (what Iowa thinks of him)," Nerness said. "I just have to be patient. It's an on-going process. You just have to be patient with it.

"I feel like they've been showing more interest; inviting me in with a bunch of guys they already offered."

Nerness said that defensive line coach Reese Morgan sends him hand-written letters and he communicates with linebacker Coach LeVar Woods on social media.

Nerness is scheduled to visit Iowa State for its junior day this coming weekend. He reports a Cyclones offer.

Iowa State hired a new defensive ends coach this offseason in Stan Eggen.

" I went up to a basketball game and met him," Nerness said. "I like him and the system."

Nerness said he plans to camp at Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State and Oklahoma this summer. He'll participate in the Chicago Under Armour Invitational Combine in May.

"I'm taking my time," Nerness said of recruiting. "I want to think everything through. I'm fairly laid back about it."

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