Severs Talks Iowa Camp

Nick Severs said he was performing well at Sunday's Iowa camp until he went down with an ankle injury. The Class of 2013 OL from Illinois talks about what the Hawkeye coaches told him and how he feels about Iowa in this update.

Nick Severs was cruising along through Iowa's camp on Sunday, when he rolled his ankle. He tried to continue, but he could not.

The 2013 lineman from McComb, IL was worried he ruined his shot at a possible scholarship offer. He apologized to Iowa Offensive Line Coach Brian Ferentz, who eased his worries.

"(Ferentz) told me it was fine," the 6-foot-5, 250-pound Severs said. "He didn't want me to stay in and hurt my ankle even worse than it already was. He said it didn't change the way he felt about me.

"He said I did very well with everything they asked of me. He said I was very coachable and athletic. He said I was very high on their list. He wanted me to stay in close touch. "

Severs reports scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Illinois State, Western Illinois and Western Michigan. Iowa State and Minnesota also are in touch with the McComb Senior High product.

Severs was scheduled to camp at Illinois on Wednesday. He will move that stop to the end of the month, he said.

On Saturday, Severs made plans to camp at Iowa State.

"I'm in a boot for 48 hours," he said. "(Wednesday) evening I can put a shoe on and walk around. Swelling is going down with the ice. It's still a little stiff, but I'll be fine. I'll be good to go."

Severs felt prepared for the Iowa camp. He had been working with Core 6 coach and former Hawkeye lineman, Mike Jones, who played with Ferentz in college.

"It's a little bit different, but they have the same vocabulary," Severs said of the coaching. "You could definitely tell they played together."

Severs said he has discussed with Ferentz coming back to Iowa City in the next month to perform the pass protect drills he missed because of the ankle injury.

"It's very encouraging," Severs said of what he's hearing from Iowa. "Coach (Lester) Erb (who recruits Illinois for Iowa) told me to call. I'm going to do that. I'm going to stay in close touch and hope for the best."


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