Battle Creek (Mich.) Harper Creek offensive lineman Kelby Latta used last year's summer camp season to earn his first scholarship offers of the recruiting process, but continued rehabilitation of an injury will keep him off the camp circuit this summer.
"We were going to try to make it to the Michigan [camp] and Western Michigan's, but due to the past injuries they said it would not be a good idea to get out as much as I wanted," Latta said.
The 6-4, 295-pound Latta had surgery in December to repair injuries sustained during his junior season. He will be 100 percent for his senior season, but does not want to take the chance of reinjuring himself before taking the field this fall. He is not ruling out mid to late summer camps if his rehabilitation continues to progress well in the coming weeks.
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An appearance at Wisconsin's camp before his junior season earned Latta his first scholarship offer. He has since listed strong interest in the Badgers, but still has a hurdle to clear to be eligible to enroll.
"I like them a lot, but they kind of fell off a little bit because I don't have a foreign language credit," Latta said. "They are not going to back off, but it is harder to get me into their school without those. They are trying to get linemen right now, and I won't be able to get my foreign language credit until January."
Latta's other offer came in from Western Michigan this past winter, and communication with the Broncos is ongoing.
"I was just messaging with Coach [Dave] Cohen last night," Latta said. "Things are going good there, so hopefully I can get to a camp or two there."