Nike Camp a Positive Experience for Wermers

Crown Point (IN) lineman Kurt Wermers was among the standout lineman at the Nike Camp at Purdue University last weekend. Despite reservations about how beneficial his attendance would be prior to traveling to West Lafayette, he found it to be both enlightening and enjoyable. Now that it's behind him, he is preparing to narrow down his list of schools.

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“I had a pretty good day,” Wermers said after Saturday’s Nike Camp. “I had a lot of fun coming out here. I came in with the wrong attitude...’awe, this is going to be boring.’ I just had a great time today. Pass-pro and everything… I think I had a pretty decent day.”

For Wermers, there was little doubt about the area of his game that he needs to improve upon the most. It just so happens to be the part of his game that showed the most progress during the camp.

“I’d have to say pass-pro,” said Wermers. “I needed to work on my footwork… just getting inside… getting down and dirty in the footwork, definitely.”

Wermers along with Graham Pocic, and a few other line prospects were singled out as the top performers in their position group, but the Hoosier State lineman didn’t allow the positive feedback go to his head.

“It would seem like some of us got treated a little bit differently, but I don’t like to think about it like that,” he said. “I was just here to have fun and here to get better.”

The Nike camp probably was Wermers’ last campus visit for a few months. With the evaluation period nearing its end, he is preparing to take a little time to bring his recruitment into focus.

“I don’t have any visits coming up,” he said. “I’m not really sure how it’s all going to pan out yet. I’m sure I’ll end up going to some summer camps, but which camps? I don’t know yet. I’m going to really start sitting down after May 15th when the coaches can stop coming to the high school, I’ll really have a good sit down with my folks and my coach and just kind of see how everything is going so I can narrow things down.”

“I’d really like to make my choice before this coming season gets into full swing,” Wermers continued. “I want to get it out of the way so I can just have some fun my senior year… just be a kid for another year and not worry about college football.”

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