The chase is over for
"I talked with my high school coach and he said he doesn't think I would have gotten this offer if I wouldn't have gone to camp," Sandvig said.
The 5-foot-10, 175 pounder was
clocked at Kansas Nike camp running a 4.4/40 yard dash. Last week he attended
Throughout this high school career,
Sandvig played running back for the Tigers, but at
"They wanted to see me on the defensive side of the ball – to see me working backwards instead of forwards," Sandvig said. "It was real difficult, it was weird at first, but eventually I got the hang of it. It's going to take a lot of practice and hard work getting the hand of back peddling instead of running forward, but I'll get the hang of it."
The Cyclones recruited Sandvig as a wide receiver, defensive back or running back.
"[Coach McCarney] said he doesn't know what position I'll be able to play until he has a chance to coach me," Sandvig said.
Sandvig won't be the only Tiger on
the Cyclone squad. Valley teammate Patrick Neal announced his allegiance to
"We've been in the weight room and
we've become real good friends," Sandvig said. "We'll be putting the pads on
together in the next couple months. It'll be pretty exciting to have another
high school teammate up there with me at
Cyclone fans might remember another
pretty impressive former Tiger running back – Jason Scales just completed his
freshman year at
Scales was a senior when Sandvig was a sophomore. He said Scales was more of a supporter than a coach to him.
"I was his back up for the playoffs," Sandvig said. "He aggravated his ankles and I played the first two games until he was ready to go back. He was a phenomenal high school player and is going to be an awesome college football player."