Drumming Up Offers

A multi-dimensional athlete for Hubbard H.S. (Ohio), 2010 prospect Kurtis Drummond's recruiting started slow, but has caught fire as schools have started to see his versatility. Capable of playing three positions at the next level and standing out on the basketball court, Drummond has the tools necessary to make an impact.

MADISON – At 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds, Kurtis Drummond knows that he is a big target on offense for Hubbard High School, catching 16 passes for 281 yards and four touchdowns from his receiver spot his junior year.

Drummond also knows that he's a pretty solid defensive player, as well, making 49 tackles, three interceptions and two sacks from his cornerback position.

Although he's moving to safety for his senior year and scholarship offers continue to pour in for both sides of the ball, Drummond is still unsure of what area of expertise – wide receiver or cornerback - he wants to pursue at the college level.

"I have got offers for receiver, safety or linebacker, but I would like to play either safety or wide receiver in college," Drummond told Badger Nation. "I like to get the ball, make plays and score, but I like to hit. That's what safeties do and it makes the game more intense and fun. You can score as a safety, but it's not the same as a wide receiver."

With offers from Akron, Boston College, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Indiana, Kent State, Michigan State, Syracuse and Toledo already on his table, Drummond has become use to college coaches coming to his school, watching him workout and giving him positive feedback on his attributes.

"A lot of schools have been into my school to watch me and talk to my coaches and my teachers," Drummond said. "I am still looking at other schools that haven't offered me yet, but I really haven't put much planning into it because of school. I plan on doing a combination of camps and schools this summer."

One of those schools that have shown interest has been Wisconsin. Although Drummond hasn't talked to the coaches, or Ohio recruiter Joe Rudolph, in person, Drummond knows the Badgers have talked to his coach and liked what they saw.

"I like that they are interested in me," Drummond said. "Wisconsin is a good school and performs well basically every year. I haven't done a lot of research on them yet, so I am just waiting to see how interested they are before I do anything."

A solid classroom student with a 3.0 GPA, Drummond currently has a top three of Cincinnati, Indiana and Toledo among those schools that have offered. While he is open to more offers, Drummond has an idea in mind of when he wants to commit, but will wait until he has no doubts of where he wants to be.

"I kind of want to decide before the start of the football season to get it out of the way so I can focus on my last season," Drummond said. "At the same time, I am not going to make a decision until I am 100 percent ready for it. I don't want to commit and not be where I want to be. When I commit, I want to stay true to that school."


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