More Interest in Scheel

Jay Scheel as seen his recruitment pick up this summer with two Big Ten offers. The 2014 athlete from Iowa talks about new interest in him and his visit to see the Hawkeyes this weekend.

It's been a heck of a month for Jay Scheel. The Class of 2014 prospect has picked up two scholarship offers from the Big Ten.

Iowa jumped in first with an opportunity in July. This week, Nebraska said they would pay his way if he played football there.

"It's been really new," the quarterback from LaPorte City (Iowa) Union High said. "It's been an honor to get offers from them this soon. It's picked up a lot more than I thought it would. I didn't think I would have an offer by now. It's exciting."

Saturday, Scheel unofficially visited Iowa for a third time. The Hawkeyes held their annual Kids Day event at Kinnick Stadium.

"It was really nice," Scheel said. "I really like the coaches. It looked really fun; like a lot of fun there. I could see myself playing there some day."

Scheel received a lot of attention from the Iowa staff. Things wrapped up with him talking with coaches Kirk and Brian Ferentz on the field.

"They really didn't talk to me much about football," the 6-foot-1, 170-pound Scheel said. "They talked to me about academics. They've already talked about most of the football stuff, the recruiting and whatnot."

Scheel said last month that he's not looking to end his recruiting process anytime soon.

"I'm not making any decisions yet," he said. "I'm going to wait for more options and possible make a decision my senior year, maybe after my senior year."

Iowa initially offered Scheel as a wide receiver. Assistant Reese Morgan told him last week that he's also being looked at as a quarterback. Nebraska is considering those two positions with him.

Scheel recently received a recruiting questionnaire from Michigan State. Illinois extended an invitation for him to visit Champaign.

"Illinois sent me a letter with their game schedule and invited me to any home game I wanted to go to," Scheel said.

Union opens the defense of its state title as the No. 1 team in Class 2A according to the Des Moines Register. The Knights kick off the season Aug. 24 against Center Point-Urbana at home.


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