Knapp at Iowa Elite Camp

'12 Michigan lineman Kyle Knapp has been on the radar of a lot of BCS schools but still is seeking his first offer from a program on that level. He hopes to pick on up this week when he attends Iowa's elite camp.

Kyle Knapp is proud of his scholarship offer list. It's proof that hard work pays off.

The Class of 2012 offensive lineman isn't satisfied, however. He believes there is more out there for him.

"I've worked my butt off this offseason to get prepared for these camps," the Michigan product said. "I'm ready."

Knapp holds offers from Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Ball State, Bowling Green, Toledo, South Alabama and Florida International. Of the BCS schools in contact with him, he feels he stands the best with Cincinnati, Syracuse and Iowa.

"I've been invited to Iowa's elite camp," the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Knapp said. "They told me that 80 percent of the guys invited to that get an offer."

The FCS schools see Knapp as a tackle. The BCS programs are looking at him on the inside.

"One things I like about Iowa is the great strength and conditioning program," Knapp said. "The number of guys they put into the NFL is also unbelievable. I know if I went there they would make me better if not the best I could be."

Knapp is scheduled to camp at nine schools this summer. In addition to Iowa, the Portage Central High prospect will stop at Michigan. Michigan State, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Syracuse and Wisconsin.

"I think my biggest strength is my work ethic," Knapp said. "I pride myself in that. I also have pretty good footwork and technique. My athleticism also is pretty good."

Knapp wrestles, too. He is a state meet qualifier who missed placing by one match last winter.

"I'd like to wait to make my (college) decision during the season," Knapp said. "I know that could be tough to do, but I want to see all of the options that are out there."


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