Maysville (Ky.) Mason County quarterback Dustin Grutza feels like he’s positioned himself nicely from a recruiting perspective entering his senior season.
Grutza (6-3, 195, 4.65) attended one summer camp after another this summer in an effort to improve his skills and earn some national recognition.
“I went to camps at Kentucky, Louisville, Cincinnati, Princeton, Alabama, Wake Forest and Northwestern,” he said. “I also went to the Nike camp at Virginia Tech and the Elite 11 camp at Stanford.
“It was a busy summer. It went by pretty fast because I was somewhere almost every weekend.”
Grutza, who is also one of the state’s top basketball players, brings a nice blend of strength and athleticism to the quarterback position. He completed 67 percent of his passes as a junior for 2,693 yards and 26 touchdowns.
To date, Northwestern, Cincinnati and Wake Forest have expressed the most interest in him.
“Northwestern has shown the most interest so far,” he said. “I got to meet with all of their coaches during camp. They told me recently that the staff was discussing my offer right now. It sounded to me like they’re going to end up offering.
“Cincinnati is close to home, and I like their coaches. They want to see some tape from my first few games this season before they make their decision. But they have a real good passing offense. I like that.
“Wake Forest does a lot of the stuff that we do in our offense – the quarterback in shotgun and rolling out a lot. That’s the stuff that I do best. I liked their campus when I was there for camp. It’s not the biggest school, but a real nice atmosphere.”
Kentucky is another school that Grutza has interest in, but he has not heard much from the Wildcats lately.
“I’m going to hold off on naming a favorite or making any kind of decision until I see what some other schools do,” he said.
In addition to being a fine athlete, Grutza is also an exceptional student. He maintains a 4.0 GPA and will be a full-qualifier.