Sitting on four offers

Nebraska has done a good job assessing and extending some offers to 2014 kids including those players in the 250-mile radius of Lincoln. It's important for Nebraska to nail down the players that are in that area and there is a special athlete over in La Porte City (Iowa) Union that is holding a Nebraska offer, but admits he's looking at staying in-state with his college decision.

One of the top 2014 players in the state of Iowa is Jay Scheel. Scheel, a 6-foot-1 and 170-pound athlete that could play on either side of the ball, from La Porte City (Iowa) Union is already up to four offers.

"I am up to four offers right now," Scheel said. "I have offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota and Nebraska. I went to camps at Iowa, Iowa State and Minnesota. I also took a couple more visits to Iowa this summer."

Scheel wouldn't get into specifics about all of the schools that have offered him. He did say that he likes all of the schools that have offered and could see himself playing for any of them. It's just that he can see himself playing at the in-state schools more.

"I like each school a lot, and I could see myself playing at any of them, but I would really like to stay in-state if I could."

Scheel is hearing the word athlete a lot when it comes to the position he is being recruited to play. He plays quarterback for his Union team and says that he's heard positions on both sides of the football come up. He would prefer to play offense though.

"Most schools like me as an athlete. Some like as a defensive back, but I would prefer to play on offense. I would say either as a wide receiver or as a quarterback. I worked a lot this summer at quarterback."

Scheel is only a junior and admits that there is a lot of time to really take a look at what's important to him in a school. He knows that the academic side will be huge in his decision.

"I have a lot of time, but I am definitely looking at the academics and the educational side of the college. Besides that I really don't know. We'll see what it all comes down to as it happens."

Ask Scheel if he's down to the in-state schools and he would tell you more than likely it is. However, he hasn't ruled out being lured out of state. He can definitely see himself playing college football in Lincoln.

"Basically it's down to those two, Iowa and Iowa State. I would really like to stay in-state. I don't know yet. Maybe someone could drag me out of state. I don't know, maybe Nebraska could drag me out of state. I would love to play there. We'll see what happens."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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