Coach Speak: Jordan Westerkamp

While Big Red Report likes to focus on what the future might hold, we also like to cover the whole story better than any other outlet. So with that in mind, we talked with Montini Catholic head coach Chris Andriano about his star wideout Jordan Westerkamp.

It's been nearly five weeks since Montini Catholic wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp committed to Nebraska, the Huskers last 2012 commitment.

Since then, Westerkamp has been upgraded to a 4-star Scout.com wide receiver and Nebraska has sent out more offers.

While Big Red Report likes to focus on what the future might hold, we also like to cover the whole story better than any other outlet. So with that in mind, we talked with Montini Catholic head coach Chris Andriano about his star wideout.

"He is as a complete receiver as you are going to find, because he's physical and can block. You don't find many receivers as good as he is in terms of blocking and when it comes to catching the ball," said Andriano. "The biggest thing he has to work on, and he has been getting better, is his speed. He goes to speed camps, but he is going to have to get faster for the next level. He knows that and he will because he will mature and get bigger.

"I have never seen a kid in Illinois as good as he is, at his position, in terms of being a complete receiver. He's a special player. He's a special kid to us and we are hoping he has a great career at Nebraska."

While Andriano was happy Westerkamp would be going to a program with the "tradition" that Nebraska has, he was surprised by his soon to be senior's decision.

"I'm a little surprised he's going as far away from home as he is," said Andriano. "He's a very family oriented kid. His dad went to school here, all of his uncles and aunts went here, a lot of his cousins go here. He's probably got 30 cousins that are here now or have gone through school here.

"Jordan did a really good job of getting out and looking at colleges, whether it was junior day, spring games, or just visits, he got to meet a lot of coaches. I'm very confident that his decision was what was best for him. Obviously I'm very pleased that he's going to a top school like Nebraska."

With Westerkamp's decision out of the way, the 2012 recruit can now focus on winning a third straight Illinois 5A title.

"He had hinted to me that his timetable was a decision before school. We wanted him to make a good decision, so I actually expected his recruitment to carry on into the summer, but he felt really good about Nebraska. He wanted to get his decision out of the way, but he wanted to make a good choice. I think he did that."

Nebraska fans will agree...


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