Jansen Recaps NU Visit

After a strong showing at the Nike Football SPARQ Combine tight end Evan Jansen visited two programs showing interest.

Cincinnati (OH) Moeller tight end Evan Jansen has the physical size college programs look for. However, due to a lack of film coaches have been slow in showing interest early interest. That has changed since Jansen's solid testing performance with two programs now starting to show interest. Jansen, who stands 6-foot-4, 229-pounds talked about both programs after visiting their campuses.

"The only schools I've visited are Indiana and Northwestern," said Jansen. "My visit to Indiana went really well as all the guys and coaches there were very welcoming and I really liked it there. There really wasn't much not to like there.

"The Northwestern visit went well but it wasn't a Junior Day and not as much of a tour as the Indiana visit. However, I had a chance to see the facilities but not as much talking with the coaches and players. I still got to talk with some of them and I liked the team and the way they practice."

Jansen came away impressed with two things during his visit with the Wildcats.

"I spoke with Coach Pat Fitzgerald and he seems like a great guy and he knows what he's doing," said Jansen. "What interest me most at Northwestern is they don't really have a tight end.

"They don't call it a tight end; they call it a super back. They use them as an H-back or even some out in the slot. I think they said they only have one tight end coming in for the class of 2012 and don't seem to be deep at the position. So I would hope to be able to play there as a freshman or as a sophomore at least."

Because of his lack of film Jansen knows this summer could open some doors. Nevertheless, the Wildcats are hoping to learn more about him their next trip at the school.

"There is not enough of my film so far for them to offer me right away," explained Jansen. "They would like me to come up for a camp and they will also be at school when we are working out to see me."


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