Hohenstein Likes Northwestern Visit

While his recruitment has gotten off to a slower start than he would have hoped, long snapper Greg Hohenstein received a surprise call from Northwestern's coaches this week, asking him to come to Evanston for a visit.

"I was interested in basically any Big Ten schools, but I haven't gotten much interest, so I'm really looking at Northwestern, Illinois, schools like that," Greg Hohenstein said.

This is the first college visit for the long snapper from Wheaton-Warrenville South and he hopes that his recruitment picks up soon.

I've been kind of working on [getting more interest] recently," Hohenstein said. "I've been going to camps. I recently went to Chris Rubio camp, did really well in that, and I'm going to one in Las Vegas and I'm expecting to do better in that."

The invitation to Sunday's scrimmage came as a bit of a surprise to Hohenstein because he hadn't been talking to the Northwestern coaches before this week.

"I got a Facebook message, and the next day at school, my coaches told me Northwestern called and asked if I could come to practice today," he said. "I said sure."

Hohenstein lists Northwestern as his favorite school so far, although he still doesn't have an offer.

"At this point, yeah, because it's the only place I visited so far, and it's probably the best school in the Big Ten, it's probably the one interested in most so far, because it would be best for me," he said. "[If I do [get an offer] that would be awesome because it's such a great school and football team, too. It would be great for me and my family."

While in Evanston, Hohenstein was able to tour the campus, as well as watch the football team scrimmage. He gave both aspects of the school high reviews.

"It was really cool," he said. "I liked sitting with the coaches, seeing the camaraderie between the offense and defense, and seeing the competitiveness when scrimmaging each other. It reminded me of the team I play for now.

"After I saw scrimmage, me and my dad saw campus, and it was really overwhelming how cool it was, " he added. "It had kind of older look. It was really cool looking."

While Hohenstein hopes to visit other schools, he also wants to take another trip to Evanston.

"I really enjoyed the coaches and the campus, and they only have one long snapper, so hopefully ill go back up there," he said. "I'd be really interested in playing for them."

Because his recruitment has just started and he doesn't have an offer yet, Hohenstein doesn't expect to commit to a school very soon.

"I'm going to save my decision until, probably, signing day, unless I get an offer earlier that I really like, then I'll take that," he said. "I want to make the best decision for me and my family. I don't want to rush too quickly."


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