QB Rick Kresinske making a name for himself

Virginia Beach (Va.) Atlantic Shores quarterback Rick Kresinske hasn't received the type of exposure that athletes from larger high school programs receive annually, so the 6-foot-5, 215-pound All-State performer is hitting the camp circuit, which included a Sunday stop in Louisville, in hopes of attracting additional scholarship offers.

As the starting quarterback for a small private school located in Virginia Beach, Rick Kresinske hasn't received the type of media attention that his counterparts at the larger schools enjoy on a consistant basis. Without the benefit of high exposure, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound signal-caller viewed the opportunity to attend multiple camps as a chance to warrant additional scholarship offers.

"Coming from a smaller school I feel that I have to show what I have at the camps," Kresinske told InsideTheVille.com. "This is when I have to make a name for myself."

An All-State performer as a junior at Atlantic Shores Christian High School, Kresinske's numbers - in just an eight game schedule - were enough to attract the attention of a number of colleges.

"East Carolina and Liberty have verbally offered," said Kresinske, who threw for 1,850 yards and 16 touchdowns, while also rushing for an additional 700 yards as a junior. "Virginia Tech has said that if I come as a tight end that they would as well."


Kresinske was also an All-State
punter as a junior
Akron, Duke, Louisville, Marshall, Michigan, North Carolina State and Ole Miss are also expressing an interest and extended camp invitations with hopes of seeing his talents in person.

"I went to the quarterback camp at Ole Miss (Saturday) and then came up to the one at Louisville on Sunday," he said. "I felt like I did pretty well at both of them. I like those two school's a lot and they seem pretty interested."

He also found time to visit with coaches from both programs while on campus for their camps.

"I talked to the quarterbacks coach at Ole Miss - he told me that I had a nice release and that they would be keeping in touch," he said. "I talked to the quarterbacks coach, my recruiter and the head coach at Louisville for awhile. They seem pretty interested in me and said that they will keep in touch with me."

While he's being recruited as an athlete by most, Kresinske said that he'll be happy to play any position on the college level, but that he hopes to remain behind center.

"Most of them are looking at me as an athlete, but I prefer to stay at quarterback," he explained. "Virginia Tech said that they would give me the opportunity, but that they also see me as a tight end."

Also a 2nd Team All-State selection as a punter, Kresinske recorded a 4.63 40-yard time at the Ole Miss camp and has recorded a 4.25 20-yard shuttle at a recent combine.


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