Nebraska Leads for In-State Lineman

Offensive lineman Luke Pinkelman, from Cozad, (Neb.), is one of the strongest players in the Midwest region. The 6-foot-2, 275-pounder reports a max bench press of 415 pounds and a squat of 535. The in-state Huskers have a tradition of producing powerful blockers, but who is recruiting him the hardest?

"Kansas, Colorado State, Iowa State and Nebraska are all recruiting me," Luke Pinkelman said. "They all want to watch me during my senior season and go from there."

"Nebraska is the home-state school, and they are at the top of my list. Coach Norvell is recruiting me for them, and he likes my strength and speed."

"I visited Kansas, and it's a different place. They like my quickness."

"Colorado State and Iowa State seem really interested in me."

"I camped at all four schools, and I think I did really well. I matched-up with all of the other linemen there."

Pinkelman lines up at right tackle for now, but should make the transition to center or guard in college. He eagerly awaits his first scholarship offer, but knows the factors of his decision.

"The people will be important," he said. "If you can get along with the people around you, you'll be better off. All of the schools have made me feel welcome, and it will be a hard decision."

Pinkelman carries a 3.4 GPA and scored a 19 on the ACT.

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