Renell Wren reports having scholarship offers from some very good college football programs. While appreciative, the St. Louis defensive end is not satisfied.
Wren hopes to pick up an Iowa opportunity next month when he attends a one-day camp at the school. He's learning about the Hawkeyes.
"I've been getting calls from the D-line coach (Eric Johnson)," Wren said. "I've been calling him once or twice a week just checking him out and the football team. I'm just making sure we're building a relationship."
Purdue, Memphis, Cincinnati, Missouri, Illinois and Northern Illinois have offered Wren scholarships, he said. Arizona State, Western Kentucky, Western Illinois, Toledo and Nebraska have been in contact.
"I want a program that develops leaders," Wren said. "Everybody needs to improve. Nobody is perfect. I never want to give up or be satisfied with where I am."
Wren has unofficially visited Missouri, Illinois and Memphis. In addition to Iowa, he's made plans to camp at Illinois and Memphis
"Iowa is a good Big Ten team," Wren said. "I've heard real good things about them. I actually looked them up on the internet and saw the academics. They have a good broadcasting school. They're one of the nation's top. That's what I like about them. Iowa also is sponsored by Nike, which also is my favorite."
Wren is raw but athletic off the edge. The 6-foot-5, 245-pounder also plays basketball at Lutheran North.
"People like my academics," Wren said. "They like how I rush the quarterback. They like my length, my height and my weight. They like that the school I'm going to is a college prep school. I'm getting ready for college classes."
As of now, Wren is looking to verbally commit to a school sometime during the upcoming football season.