Rasmussen Recaps Wisconsin Camp

Although he is sitting at 13 scholarship offers, Brookfield (WI) Central senior offensive lineman Luke Rasmussen is still looking for the big BCS opportunities, which was why he camped at Wisconsin this week.

Sitting at four scholarships on May 23, Brookfield (WI) Central senior offensive lineman Luke Rasmussen has seen his scholarship list explode up to lucky 13, as Air Force, Ball State, Bowling Green, Harvard, Illinois State, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Penn, South Dakota State, Western Michigan, Wyoming and Yale have all extended offers.

While most players would go into a camp as high profile as Wisconsin's with that many offers, Rasmussen still gets the jitters.

"I still feel quite a bit of pressure, especially competing in front of coaches who haven't offered," Rasmussen told Badger Nation. "It reminds me of how I got so nervous before games when I was first moved up to varsity (my sophomore year). I felt quite a bit of pressure."

The 6-7, 240-pound offensive lineman admitting to feeling the pressure when we went through run blocking, pass blocking and one-on-one drills with offensive line coach T.J. Woods and graduate assistant Josh Oglesby.

"I think I did all right overall," said Rasmussen. "There are things I need to work on during every rep, but I am sure everybody feels that way going through a camp."

Being recruited by secondary coach Ben Strickland, a graduate of Brookfield Central, Rasmussen says their relationship has developed since the beginning of the recruiting cycle. With Wisconsin wanting to take multiple offensive linemen in the 2014 class to build depth, Rasmussen took the first step in grabbing a Wisconsin offer by spending time on campus.

"The one thing they said to me was that I needed to make it out to camp and try to work with me with hands on approach," said Rasmussen. "I tried to focus on being a coachable player. Whatever they told me to do, I tried to do it on the next rep and make it right."

Going to likely his final camp in Vanderbilt in early July, Rasmussen plans to wait on making a final decision until later in his senior season; hoping to put on more weight and have more film to show coaches.

"I want to see where I am at in the beginning of the season and go from there," said Rasmussen. "I think I have a chance with Wisconsin. With what they have told me and what they have seen from me, they are generally interested in me, which is always good."


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