Beatrice (NE) 2018 tight end/linebacker Cameron Jurgens has three years of high school left, but earlier this week received good news regarding his career at the next level.
After camping with Nebraska on Tuesday, Jurgens’ high school coach took a call from South Dakota State, saying they were extending an offer to the 6-foot-2, 228-pound prospect.
“It feels unreal. It gives me a lot of confidence,” said Jurgens. “I know I’m going to get a lot better, that’s for sure. I can hopefully get some big offers in the future.”
It wasn’t only the Jack Rabbits that showed major interest in the Nebraska prep’s recruitment. After the camp, the Nebraska staff said they wanted to see more of the freshman.
“I definitely felt like I did well. It raised some attention. They invited me up to their Big Red Weekend on Saturday,” said Jurgens. “I then talked to them this morning (Wednesday) on the phone and they are really interested in me. They said they would like to talk to me about some stuff. I guess they want to get my recruitment started. I will also be going to their Friday Night Lights camp on Friday.
“It seems like my high school coach is on the phone with me every ten minutes talking to me about what some of these high school coaches are talking to him about.”
“Our offensive line was great last year and they really helped me out,” said Jurgens. “We did a bunch of blocking. Next year I will be the only returning starter besides our quarterback.”
Jurgens, who according to Big Red Report sources ran a 4.9 forty at the Nebraska camp, also won the Nebraska Class B state discus last month, with a toss of 176-06 (second overall no matter class). He was also was No. 3 in the state Class-B shot put.
If being a two-sports varsity athlete wasn’t enough as a true freshman, Jurgens also logged time on the basketball court.