Bernstine Talks Iowa Football Camp

One of the most highly recruited athletes to come out of the state of Iowa in recent years, Des Moines Lincoln safety Jordan Bernstine spent the past two days attending the University of Iowa football camp.'s Josh Clark caught up with Bernstine, and offers this report...

"Being at Iowa's camp, (Iowa) has made a good impression," Jordan Bernstine told "I knew it was going to give me a chance to be around the coaches more, and to get to know the coaches better."

Bernstine began his participation at Iowa's camp on Monday morning.

"They really have you work on a lot of fundamental stuff and technique. They had us do some one-on-one's where I was in man coverage, and we even did some seven-on-seven. They even had me play some wide receiver, and man, it's a lot easier to play on that side,": Bernstine stated.

During his time in coverage, Bernstine was able to pick up some pointers from Hawkeye defensive back coach Phil Parker.

"Coach Parker was really stressing to make sure that I avoided taking what they call a "bucket step" or a big step, and take more smaller steps, as well, as shoot my hips when getting out of my break. That way I can ease into backpedaling and change direction more easily," Bernstine said.

The Hawkeyes had Bernstine work primarily at free safety, the position they indicated they would recruit him to play.

At camp, Bernstine even had the opportunity to speak briefly with Coach Kirk Ferentz.

"I spoke to him a little bit Monday morning, and I'm sure I'll talk to him again before I leave Iowa City," said Bernstine via telephone interview Tuesday evening. "He just reinforced how much they want me, and told me to keep working hard. It was more of an informal talk."

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