Liberty high school (MO) defensive end/tight end Kolton Shindelar had the Nebraska coaching staff's eyes evaluating him closely on Tuesday – that is until a knee injury sidelined him for over half the camp.
"We were doing a 1-on-1 drill and a DE after the drill landed on top of my knee and it popped," said Shindelar. "It's fine now. The doctor in town said I stretched out my MCL, but if I ice it and take it easy for a few days, I will be fine."
At 6-foot-6, 230 pounds, it's easy to understand why Shindelar had the attention of the staff. A Coach Garrison recruit, the soon to be senior was encouraged to camp with Nebraska during spring evaluations.
"Coach (Garrison) my recruiter told me he's going to keep in touch with me and I'm going to try to make it up to Lincoln again," said Shindelar. "They are thinking at the college level I would play either defensive end or tight end, but I play linebacker in high school. They were excited to meet me and the coaches were taking turns introducing me to other coaches."
With no offers on the table, Shindelar knows the summer camp circuit might be a way to become more known.
"Next week we are going down to Tulsa and then I'm going to Kansas State. There might be more in store, I might head to the Ohio State one, but I'm not sure yet," said the 2013 prospect. "I want a school that has a good football program and has a great graduation rate. They need to do well in academics."
Shindelar says before the injury the Nebraska coaching staff were helping him with his footwork and showed him drills he can bring back to his school.
Joining the defensive end was his teammate Eric Greely Jr, an all-conference defensive back and wide receiver.
Big Red Report will continue to monitor the duo over the summer.