Wentz sees opportunity at Louisville

After deciding to reopen his recruitment, Lassiter (GA) C Camden Wentz is ready to take the first step towards making a decision on his future. Looking to possibly succeed All-American C Eric Wood, Wentz sees a golden opportunity at Louisville, where he'll make an official visit this weekend.

The University of Louisville has enjoyed the luxury of having Eric Wood anchoring the offensive line for the last four years. Now as the Cardinal program moves forward finding a replacement for the senior center is a priority. And to that end standout GA lineman Camden Wentz, a former Stanford commitment, could be the missing link.

"I like Louisville a lot," said Wentz discussing his upcoming official visit to Louisville this weekend. "I am looking to see if I am comfortable there and if I fit in. As well as where I fit in with the team. I want to see everything the school has to offer and how the professors are and stuff."

Wentz has already gotten a taste of Louisville football, and he seems to see great things on the horizon.

"I was up there for the South Florida game so I know what this team can do. And it can be a great atmosphere at Papa John's (Stadium) and even though they were not good this year, this team is going to win. So that is not a problem," said Wentz.

Wentz said he has formed a great relationship with both offensive line coach Brent Myers as well as recruiting coordinator Greg Nord. He also said that there is another huge draw to Louisville right now as well.

"It is rare to be able to step in as an offensive lineman and start as a true freshman. That is one thing I like about Louisville is that I will have the opportunity to come in and compete for playing time as a freshman," said Wentz. "They are losing both of the top two centers on their depth chart, and the third string guy they told me there is a possibility he may play another position like at guard. And the fourth string guy is a walk-on so there is definitely opportunity there."

After visiting Louisville Camden says that he already has a couple of other visits on the horizon.

"I currently have two other official visits set up right now. I have a visit set up to Arkansas on Jan. 9th and North Carolina State on Jan. 16th. Wake Forest is talking to me a little bit right now so they would be the fourth school and that is probably it," said Wentz.

Wentz spoke about the other two primary players in his recruitment.

Arkansas – "I really don't much about the program at Arkansas right now. My dad played there so I do have some ties to the program. I have never been to a game there as a recruit, but I did visit a couple of years ago with my dad. I didn't grow up as a fan of Arkansas or anything so this will be my first time seeing the fans, program, and the coaches."

NC State – "NC State reminds me a lot of Louisville as far as their campus and facilities. I like their coaches a lot too."

Wentz says that heading into his visit he does have a definite pecking order when it comes to his favorites.

"Right now I would have to say that Louisville and NC State are my top two then Arkansas," Wentz said.

Wentz also gave a description of what he brings to the table and why he will make an impact at the next level.

"I am about 6-3 or 6-4 and solid. I'm not skinny and not fat at all. I have great feet because I play lacrosse, and I am quick in terms of being an offensive lineman. I think I am smart and I really understand what is going on out on the field. I started 36 consecutive games for my high school team," said Wentz." I want to get a lot stronger because in high school you are pretty much stronger than everyone else. But when you get to college everyone is bigger and stronger. So I definitely want to get a lot stronger before I get there."


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