Missouri JR will be in Lincoln

If there is one noticeable thing that is different at Nebraska during the summer under Coach Bill Callahan in comparison to previous coaches it might be the talent that he is getting to attend his camps. This junior attended the summer camp this past year and was offered verbally. That written offer caught up with him on September 1 and he will be in Lincoln for the USC game.

Nathan Scheelhaase is a talented, 6-foot-2 and 180-pound athlete from Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst. He camped this summer at Nebraska and is heading back to Lincoln to see the USC game this weekend.

"That is true," Scheelhaase said. "I definitely want to see that game. It's going to be one of the top games of the year."

"That environment, from what I hear, is supposed to be one of the wildest places to go to a game. I want to see what that is like."

Scheelhaase attended camp this summer in Lincoln and got to see quite a bit, but there were some things he wasn't able to see. He hopes to get a better look this weekend.

"I went up to the Nebraska camp this summer. I looked at some of the facilities, like their indoor stuff, but never got to see the stadium or the weight room."

"I got to know the coaches at the camp and I learned about them and learned about the program itself while I was there for camp."

On September 1, juniors could pick up formal offers from colleges. Scheelhaase already had two verbal offers and on the first he got the written forms of those two offers, plus another.

"I have offers from Iowa, Arkansas and Nebraska. I already had verbal offers from Iowa and Arkansas following my camp there this summer."

Scheelhaase on Arkansas: "I definitely had a good time at the camp at Arkansas. Their coaches are really down to Earth. They have some great facilities too and I will be attending one of their game too this year."

Scheelhaase on Iowa: "My dad went to Iowa. I have always had ties with them. Coach Kirk Ferentz was there when my dad was there. When I went to camp there, they extended the offer which was exciting because it's my dad's alma mater."

Scheelhaase on Nebraska: "Nebraska is obviously a known program through the history of college football. It's one of the most dominating teams in college football history. There is big tradition there. They definitely want me to be a part of their program."

While Scheelhaase has picked up three offers, he isn't quite sure at which position he will play in college. He worked out at three positions at each one of the camps that he attended this summer.

"None of the schools have told me. At all of the camps I did quarterback, defensive back and receiver. At all of them they told me that they want to get me in the program before they make a decision where to play me."

Regardless of which position a school may want him to play, Scheelhaase says that he will play where the coaches want him. "I told them that I would do whatever they think I have the best chance at getting well."


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