Ott impressive in Lincoln

One of the names that is coming out of the first session in Lincoln is Drew Ott. Ott, a two way standout for Giltner (Nebr.) worked out one day on offense and the other on defense. There are two offers on the table for Ott currently and a third could be coming after an upcoming visit/camp to Iowa. Could an offer from Nebraska be close for Ott?

Drew Ott is a name that is quickly getting out after his performance in Lincoln this week for summer camp. The 6-foot-4.5 and 230-pound Ott from Giltner (Nebr.) said that he worked out on offense and defense.

"I was only there for two days," Ott said. "I lined up as a tight end for the first practice and as a defensive end for the second day. I felt like I did really good on both sides of the ball."

Ott was told by the Nebraska staff that he looked good. He believes that his size and his testing numbers, a 4.83/40-yard dash, helped his cause when it came to catching the Nebraska coaches' eye.

"The coaches told me that I performed well and that I looked good. I thought that I tested out well and measured well. I also pancaked a couple of kids in the trench drill."

Ott says that Nebraska hasn't specifically stated to him which side of the ball they like him the best on. He says that he doesn't have a personal preference either. He just wants to play.

"Nebraska hasn't really told me that. They thought that I looked good on both sides. I really don't have a preference to one of the positions over the other. I will play where they want me to play."

There are at least two other camps on tap for Ott over the coming weeks. He says that he will visit a Big 12 school and then a Big Ten rival. "I am going to Kansas State for one day and Iowa the following week. I am doing a campus tour at Iowa before doing their camp the next day."

There are two offers already on the table and one school was so interested in how Ott would do in Lincoln that they called his coach and asked him to call immediately after. An offer might come there right after his visit/camp.

"I have offers from North Dakota State and just got one from South Dakota State too. I just spoke to the coaches at Iowa. They called my coach and wanted me to call them as soon as I got done with camp.

"I think that I could get an offer from Iowa at some point. They said to me that they really want to get a good look at me on my visit and in camp before they possibly offer me."

Ott said that there were plenty of kids that stood out in camp. In particular, an offensive lineman from Omaha made a strong impression on him. "I thought that the kid from Omaha (Nebr.) Burke looked good. I am pretty sure it was James Andersen. He and I had some battles on the field."

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