Luke Knauf has set up two official visits, Iowa on Nov. 22 and Wisconsin Nov. 29. But there could be another visit or two on the horizon. Northwestern and Nebraska are among the schools that have contacted Knauf recently for game tape.
Many schools have been on Knauf late because he was unable to attend their camps with a sprained ankle last summer. But there has been a buzz about Knauf over the first five weeks of the season.
"I've been doing a lot better on offense than I did last year," said the 6-4, 295-pound offensive lineman. "I'm starting to run over people. That's what colleges want to look at. They want to see if you're athletic enough."
Knauf credits his older brother for showing him how to maximize his potential in the weight room. His work ethic in the off-season conditioning program has made a huge difference in his play on the field.
"I put in a lot of time in the weight room over the summer," Knauf said. "I think that really increased my muscle mass and I've been doing a lot of running and stuff after practice. Playing both sides of the ball (for four years), you have to condition for it. I think the conditioning part is the hardest part, just getting yourself to go out there and run and do the extra stuff."
Knauf's decision will likely come down to Wisconsin and Iowa, but he admitted he was intrigued when Nebraska began showing more interest in recent weeks.
"I was like, `Whoa, it's Nebraska'" Knauf said. "I think that's awesome. They are going to get my next game tape and then make their decision."
Northwestern could be making a decision on whether to offer Knauf sometime this week.
The Wildcats are trying to set up an official visit for him on Dec. 6. Knauf said while he loves the staffs at Wisconsin and Iowa, he has no favorites at this point.
More offers on the way for Luke Knauf?
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