But that changed drastically when it came time for Kaepernick, who is still looking for his first scholarship offer, to decide what football camps he would attend this summer. He was invited to attend a Badger camp in Madison, but citing the number of signal callers UW was recruiting, Kaepernick decided it was in his best interest to stay closer to home, effectively ending his interest in UW, and vice versa.
"[The Badgers] haven't really shown that much interest since this spring," Kaepernick said in a recent telephone interview. "And we were going to go to their camp but they offered I think it was like eight other quarterbacks. So we cancelled that trip and went to the Elite 11 in Vegas instead."
Kaepernick, who stands 6-foot-5, 190 pounds, ended up attending one day camps at San Jose State, Fresno State, Oregon, Nevada and Stanford, in addition to the Elite 11. He also attended a two day camp at Boise State.
"I thought they were all really good camps," Kaepernick said. "I kind of like the way that Nevada and Boise ran their camps. Because you got to go full on, so you got to get a little more game experience."
He received phone calls in May from San Jose State, Boise State and Harvard and he believes that Nevada and Boise State could be close to offering him a scholarship.
"Nevada said I was their No. 1," Kaepernick said. "And Boise State said that everything looks good about me. They just need to resolve some issues first."
"There are different things we like about each of them," he said. "Most of them have pretty good academics, which is a big plus. All of them compete heavily in their league."
Kaepernick has a 4.2 grade-point average on a weighted 4.0 scale. He scored an 1170 on the old version of the SAT (1600 scale) and a 1650 on the new version (2400).