Just another walk on? Doubt it.

If there is supposed to be a difference in mindsets between a scholarshipped athlete and that of a walk on then don't tell Patrick Kitzul. Kitzul has been getting ready to come to Lincoln. In fact, he just hit some serious marks in terms of strength, speed and weight just recently. The question usually is 'Are you ready for Lincoln?'. This time the question might be is Lincoln ready for him?

You have to appreciate the walk on program at Nebraska. Although it has been scaled down from its former self, players like Patrick Kitzul not only get a chance to chase a dream, but to fulfill it.

The wide receiver from Dripping Springs (Texas) was passed over for division one opportunities, but took a chance to go see Nebraska to possibly walk-on. He loved it.

Kitzul has the resume that some division one recruits don't even have. He was first team all-state, all-CENTEX by the Austin American Statesman, Texas PrepXtra All Central Texas Team 4A, as well as being named the offensive player of the week three times and the athlete of the month at Dripping Springs.

Patrick's father, Gordon, has been keeping Big Red Report up on Patrick's progress recently, but this report was too good to just read and tuck away. This was one that people needed to read because Kitzul has been making strides like you might just see him on the field next year in Lincoln.

Gordon Kitzul told Big Red Report, "He just broke the school record for bench press in his weight category at 355 pounds. He has also continued to shave time off his 40, as he ran a 4.40 last week."

The size and the speed is pretty amazing. However, you combine that with the 6-foot-1 frame and 191 pounds it seems that Kitzul has moved past being just ready to possibly play based on size, but being ready to play in terms of strength and speed too.

"In two weeks he will compete in a Central Texas All Star Game featuring 65 of the best players from a large area with many of these athletes going to new homes in D1 schools," Gordon Kitzul followed up with.

Mr. Kitzul finished up by saying that following the all-star game that Patrick would be making the move to Lincoln this summer. Kitzul is not only looking forward to getting to Lincoln and working out with the team, but trying to make an immediate impact as a freshman.


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