Urzendowski setting up visits

There is a strong feeling about the in-state crop of recruits from Nebraska being the best group to come around in a while. A lot of players are holding offers already while others, like R.J. Urzendowski, could be just a visit or a camp away from getting the ball rolling.

R.J. Urzendowski from Omaha (Nebr.) Creighton Prep is putting in his time this spring. In fact, the 6-foot-1 and 185-pound receiver gave up football to pursue track this year.

"It's going well just running track," Urzendowski said. "I am doing the 4x100m and 4x200m. Our first meet was too cold and was canceled. I think that our first three or four meets are just relay meets so we haven't ironed out which events we will do individually."

Beyond track Urzendowski says that he's working out with a private trainer as many as a couple of times a week. Then, as Easton Stick reported earlier this week, the Creighton Prep team is out going through plays as many as four times a week in the mornings before school.

"I personally go to a training place once or twice a week and work on my testing. The team throws three or four times a week in the mornings before school."

Urzendowski says that he's improved from two years ago particularly when it comes to getting off of the press. However, he says that there are still some things in his game that he would like to improve at before his senior season.

"I want to get better at my footwork, my blocking and just continue to work on my speed. Overall I wouldn't say that I have any glaring weaknesses. I worked hard last season to get off of the press. I have gotten a lot better at that."

There have already been some trips that Urzendowski has taken this spring and there are more on the way. A lot of schools that have been recruiting him say that they would really like to see him run in person.

"I attended junior days at Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas State and South Dakota State," Urzendowski said. "I was invited to Wisconsin's junior day and I will be going to Tulsa on Thursday I believe and Iowa State that weekend.

"Recruiting has really picked up for me recently. These schools have seen my film and they like me and they like what I am doing. They want to see me run in person. That is the big thing."

Those schools that would like to see Urzendowski run in person might get their chance this summer. The schools that interest R.J. the most could be the schools that host him for summer camp and he admit that his film doesn't show his speed like he can display in person.

"I think that I would go back to some of the schools for camp; for the schools that I have a high interest in. Usually I think when people see me in person they will get a better gauge for my speed because it doesn't come out on film."

Urzendowski made it to Nebraska's junior day and has an open invite to come to any of their spring practices. He says that he would like to get to Lincoln for the spring game and has plans to attend a one day summer camp at Nebraska.

"They said that I can come and watch their spring game and any practice I am welcome to come up and watch. I might be able to get back up there for a practice and I would definitely like to go to the spring game. I will also do a one day camp there this summer."

There aren't any offers on the table yet for Urzendowski but that could change at any time. He says that four teams are really standing out right now when it comes to how they are recruiting him.

"I don't have any offers right now currently, but I think that North Dakota, Ohio, Iowa State and Tulsa are all pretty close. I think that those four schools are recruiting me the hardest right now."

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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