"I played at Hanover (Ks.) High School which plays eight-man football," Tegtmeier told JCFootball.com. "I didn't get a lot of attention, but I had some smaller schools recruiting me.
"I decided to come up here to play and feel like it will help me get a scholarship if I do well and improve."
As a freshman, Tegtmeier played both the nose guard and the defensive tackle position along the Scottie's defensive line and even got some looks along the offensive line.
"There's a chance I could play both ways," Tegtmeier said. "I worked on that during the spring, but I really like playing defense.
"You get to be more aggressive and I'm more of a run-stopper and I just like to hit."
This summer, Tegtmeier is working hard on his strength and speed and he said he'll let his play speak for itself regarding recruiting.
"I haven't talked to any schools really," Tegtmeier said. "I mean, a couple of small schools are recruiting me, but I think if I play well this fall, that I have a chance to get some attention.
"Honestly, I'm not really worried about that stuff right now."
Because he missed Highland's Summer Blitz program as a freshman, Tegtmeier won't finish up his AA degree until May. Wherever he ends up he'll have three years to play two following the 2010 season.
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