Kempka A Big Target

Justin Kempka is getting his college interest as a receiver, but will also play at defensive end in 2011, opposite lineman prospect Tyler Alt.

Justin Kempka has been to Pitt a few times; for junior day and he also participated at the Badger Sports New Level Athletics 7-on-7 passing tournament.

As a receiver, getting an up-close look at Pitt's new high-octane offense was pretty exciting.

"We went down there for junior day, and we really liked it down there," Kempka said. "It's a real nice campus. It's real close to home, so it would be nice to get something from them. I talked to them a little bit. Hopefully I do (get an offer from Pitt). It would be nice too.

"It's perfect. I love that kind of offense. It's fast-paced. I love it, and that's another reason why I'd like to go there. It's a tremendous offense."

Kempka finished his junior season with 536 yards on 15 receptions. He also came up with two interceptions on defense. At the Pitt junior day, he had a chance to meet receivers coach Mike Norvell.

"I talked to the co-offensive coordinator, Mike Norvell, and I got to sit down and talk to him for a little bit," Kempka added. "It was a real nice experience going down there. They're a real good football team."

In addition to Pitt, Kempka has also traveled to N.C. Sstate, Boston College, Penn State and Buffalo for unofficial visits.

Kempka's team had a successful run at the Badger Sports 7-on-7. They will advance to take part in the national tournament in June. He is also expected to travel to Tennessee with his high school team for some other passing camps.

"We're going up against some of the best kids around here," Kempka said. "It's good competition for us. It helps us get better. It just helps us a lot."


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