San Diego OL likes academies

Joey Kuperman, an offensive line prospect from San Diego's Cathedral Catholic High School, has offers from all three service academies. The 6-foot-2, 285-pound center camped at both Navy and Air Force during the summer after receiving early offers during his junior year. Army recently came in with an offer of their own in late June.

"My offer from Navy came at the end of the school year in June from Coach (Steve) Johns," said Joey Kuperman. "They offered me at center and told me they liked my footwork and aggressive play.

"The camp in Annapolis went really well, but it was cut short due to the heatwave that hit the east coast. I enjoyed both of the camps at Navy and Air Force equally. The coaches taught me a lot I can use this season. I'm a little undersized, so it's important for me to stay low to the ground and got some good tips on hand placement."

Kuperman has also received an offer from the University of San Diego out the the Pioneer Conference. An opportunity with the Toreros would allow Kuperman to stay close to home, but he's intrigued with what the military academies have to offer.

"For me, education is number one," Kuperman said on selecting a college. "Second would be playing in program with a great football atmosphere. I really like all three of the academies a lot, so I think I'm going to take three officials visits then discuss things with my parents. I was planning on making my commitment halfway through the season, but now I'm think I'll probably wait until a month after."

More offers may be on the way for Kuperman. He says both Cal Poly and UC Davis are recruiting him for defense and he'll get some extra reps at nose tackle in his senior season at Cathedral Catholic. He's also hearing from San Diego State. Kuperman reports a 3.2 GPA and a 1090 on the SAT. His team, the Dons, will play area rival, Torrey Pines, this weekend and then face Helix, one of the top teams in the state, the following week.

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