Wisconsin DE drawing interest

Kenosha Tremper's David Kelsch is a two-time all-state selection

David Kelsch, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound class of 2007 defensive line prospect at Kenosha Tremper (Wis.) High School, is receiving interest from several major Division I programs.

"I've received interest from Georgia Tech, a lot of Big Ten schools: Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Illinois, Indiana, (and) Notre Dame too," Kelsch said in a telephone interview Saturday afternoon.

Kelsch was named honorable mention all-state by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in both his sophomore and junior seasons. He was also an Associated Press honorable mention all-state choice in 2005 and he has received all-state acclaim from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.

Kelsch was invited to Wisconsin's junior day Sunday, but he cannot attend because he previously agreed to attend the Northern Illinois junior day, which is also taking place Sunday.

Kelsch, who has not received a scholarship offer yet, expects to play defensive tackle in college. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.85 seconds and can do 27 repetitions of the bench press at 185 pounds.

What are his strengths as a football player?

"Probably my disengaging skills and my speed for my size," Kelsch said.

As for early favorites, Kelsch listed Wisconsin, Iowa and Georgia Tech.

"Iowa has shown probably the most interest," Kelsch said. "That's why they're one of my favorites. I've always liked Georgia Tech and Wisconsin."

How does a student-athlete from southeastern Wisconsin end up following Georgia Tech? "It was probably my grandma's favorite team," Kelsch explained.

Kelsch said he is attending a Nike camp in Ohio and he will likely make summer camp trips to Wisconsin and Iowa.

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