2010 season begins this weekend for Kurtz

Now that he's nearly all the way back from a leg injury suffered in camp, Santa Ana LB Sean Kurtz (6-0, 235) is ready to roll. JCFootball.com spoke with the talented linebacker prospect and he updated us on things...

"I got rolled up on in camp and sprained my knee and my ankle," Kurtz told JCFootball.com. "I missed last week's game against Fullerton, but this week I should be able to go and that's what I'm working towards."

Kurtz can play all three linebacker positions, but last year as a freshman he started at the weakside (WIL) linebacker position for the Dons and posted 72 tackles, including 11 tackles-for-loss which led the team, and two interceptions, eight passes defensed, a fumble recovery and a sack.

"I played on the weakside last year, but I'll be in the middle this fall," Kurtz told JCFootball.com over the summer. "I also played the SAM (strongside) spot in high school, so I can play all of them pretty well, but I think the middle is where I'm probably the best suited.

"I have good instincts and I wrap-up well, so I think MIK is probably where I will have a good amount of success."

As far as recruiting is concerned, things have been tepid so far, but he does have an offer from an FCS schools and four FBS schools let him know over the summer that they will be watching him this fall.

"Nichols State offered me and wanted me this fall and if things don't work out to go to a D-1 school, then they will be my first call," Kurtz said. "I feel like I can play at the highest level, so I felt right about coming back and seeing what I could figure out."

UTEP, Arkansas, Kentucky and USC are the four schools interested in Kurtz's services as well and Trojans head coach Lane Kiffen was in the stands last week to watch him play.

"I talked to him after the game and he said he was real disappointed that I didn't play because he was there to see me and a couple of other guys," Kurtz said. "Hopefully I'll be back and playing so they can see me in another game later this year."

Kurtz is a very good student and can leave at any time, but plans to play this fall at Santa Ana and then sign with a school in December. Wherever he ends up he'll have three years to play two following the season.

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