Popp Recaps Wisconsin Camp

Starting his summer camp circuit, Mequon (WI) Homestead Jack Popp made the familiar trek to Madison to take part in Wisconsin's one-day camp last weekend.

Mequon (WI) Homestead receiver Jack Popp knows what Camp Randall and the University of Wisconsin are all about. The senior has been to numerous home football games as a fan and guest of the program. He’s also left as a champion, helping the Highlanders win a Division 2 state championship as a freshman.

But attending camp in hopes of earning a scholarship in front of the Wisconsin coaching staff was an entirely different experience.

“Definitely different,” Popp told BadgerNation. “Getting a chance to interact with coaches and compete against great competition all around, especially at cornerback and receiver. I learned a lot from the coaches and it was just a great experience to be out there.”

After having some back and forth with former receivers coach Chris Beatty, Popp is starting to develop a relationship with first year receivers coach Ted Gilmore.

“I am hoping it will pick up a little bit,” said Popp, who said offensive line coach Joe Rudolph and defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield.

“We’re talking to each other a little more and have now worked with him a little bit. We’ll see how it goes. He liked how I ran my routes. I thought I ran my routes well. He was giving me some pointers on them, and I thought he helped me out a lot. I thought I had a good day. It’s always my goal to try to outwork everyone else.”

Getting interest from Air Force, Army, Brown, Minnesota, Northern Iowa, Princeton and Yale, Popp is camping at Army this weekend and will attend the Northwestern Showcase.

Asked to compare the pressure of playing for a state championship and competing for a Wisconsin scholarship, Popp put them both in the same category.

“It’s two things you really want,” he said. “Everyone hear would love to go to Wisconsin.”

Popp finished his junior season with 28 catches for 552 yards and seven touchdowns.


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