With his twin-brother Matt already committed in the 2017 class to Nebraska, Kings Mills (Ohio) Kings high school defensive lineman Dan Sichterman made his way to the Lincoln for Nebraska’s second Friday Night Lights camp a week ago.
“I camped at Indiana, Illinois, Purdue, Toledo and Nebraska,” said Sichterman. “I was really focused on Big Ten camps. I feel like at every camp I did the best I could and did well. I wish I would have gotten more offers, but I know the coaching staffs are busy this time of year. They are trying to sort out their recruiting classes, but I think I did my best to put myself in a good position going forward.”
This includes Nebraska, who he already has a unique relationship with because of his brothers’ status.
“I think I have already established a pretty good relationship with these coaches because of him,” said Sichterman. “I’m expecting to have a huge season and I know I’m on their board and a priority when it comes to guys not offered. They will see film and if they like what they will see, who knows. I think I’m a good position with Nebraska.”
Sichterman currently has offers from Air Force, Ball State, UCONN, Dayton, Fordham, Columbia, and Cornell among other 1-AA schools.
“It has always been a dream first and foremost for us to play Division 1 football,” said Sichterman, when asked if playing with his brother was a huge priority. “We have also talked about playing together. I think that is something we would like to do, if we can make it possible, but playing Division 1 is the main goal.”
And if they don’t land on the same roster? What if they ended up as future Big Ten rivals? Expect some major trash talking.
“I don’t think I would hand him the food at Thanksgiving,” said Sictherman.
Currently Sichterman is weighing in around 235 pounds. He hopes to play around 245 in 2016.
Big Red Report will continue to monitor the Ohio prep’s recruitment.