Busy itinerary for Juedes

Sheboygan Falls, Wis. athlete will attend at least five summer football camps by the end of next week. Jacob Juedes (6-foot-2, 185 pounds), a quarterback and safety for his high school team, is being recruited to play safety in college.

Jacob Juedes has a tour of Midwest football programs laid out before him, in the form of a array of summer-camp destinations.

The standout athlete at Sheboygan Falls (Wis.) High School attended a camp at Northern Illinois Wednesday and was preparing to leave for a Notre Dame camp as he took part in a telephone interview Thursday afternoon. Wisconsin is next on the docket

"On Monday we're going to the Badger camp," Juedes said. "And then Wednesday is Northwestern. From Northwestern we are leaving for Purdue and then Indiana. The week after that I think I'm going to Western Michigan. And then we might go to Virginia and Kansas State

"(The camps) are all going to be one day except for I might go to the Badger camp twice because my dad (Sheboygan Falls coach Dan Juedes) is coaching the second session. I might go for quarterback just for a day and throw a little bit."

All of the schools that Juedes will visit for camps, or is considering making a trip to see, have been in contact with him and are involved in his recruitment. Last month he received phone calls from Wisconsin tight ends coach Bob Bostad, Kansas State special teams coach Tim Tibesar, Northern Illinois offensive line coach Sam Pittman and from coaches at Division I-AA Illinois State, South Dakota State and North Dakota State and Division II North Dakota and South Dakota.

While Juedes thrived as a quarterback (he accounted for more than 1,700 yards and 24 touchdowns between his rushing and passing exploits) and safety (89 tackles, including 17 for loss; 15 pass breakups) last season, schools are universally recruiting him to play safety at this point. As a result, they want to get him into camp to take a closer look at his coverage skills.

"Mostly they just said that they wanted to see me at camp," Juedes said, "because on my highlight film there is not many times where I'm out one-on-one with a guy covering because I play safety of course and it is usually just (covering) the tight end or playing deep centerfield."

College coaches, Juedes said, want to see him "backpedaling and they just want to get my 40 time and everything like that."

Northern Illinois, for instance, asked Juedes to attend Wednesday's camp, as opposed to last Sunday's senior day replete with event testing, in order to see him play 7-on-7.

Said Juedes: "Coach Pittman told me to come to their regular camp just for a day because they played 7-on-7 and they wanted to see me in the 7-on-7… So I got to go to three practices and that went well."


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