Two offers and counting for Grossmont's Kurtz

A big-time JUCO wideout who has been drawing the attention of four-year schools is Grossmont's Nick Kurtz (6-6, 205). He's been holding onto two offers for the past couple of weeks and a couple of other schools seem to be getting closer to jumping into the fray...

Kurtz admitted he didn't "amount to much" (his own words) as a prep at Valhalla (El Cajon, Ca.) High School and since he didn't qualify for a scholarship, he didn't get much in the way of attention on the recruiting front.

"I actually took a year off because I didn't think I had any sort of a future playing football," Kurtz told "After a while I started to realize how much I missed it and I really wanted to play again. I started working out like I never had before and Grossmont was the best place I could find to see if I could do anything with football."

As a freshman this past fall, Kurtz hauled in 49 receptions for 697 yards and 10 touchdowns becoming a real thorn in the side of Griff opponents.

That productivity as well as his outstanding size, soft hands and great speed has landed him on the radars of several four-year programs with two extending offers.

"Akron and Illinois have both offered me," Kurtz said. "Kansas and BYU look like you could be pretty close. They have both been calling and have shown me a lot of interest, but right now, my two offers are from Akron and Illinois."

In addition to those four schools, Kurtz said he's also heard from Kentucky, Western Kentucky, Utah, Colorado State and Rutgers.

He is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2013 football season.

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