Marion, Iowa offensive tackle prospect Andy Kuempel (6-foot-7, 250 pounds) is suddenly seeing his recruiting stock on a serious rise just weeks before the start of his senior season. Kuempel has added an offer from Iowa State today, giving him three Big 12 Conference scholarship offers this summer.
“I called the Iowa State coaches around 9AM this morning," Andy Kuempel said. "They told me that they were officially extending me a scholarship offer, and that I'll receive the paperwork in the mail shortly."
Kuempel talked about his latest offer from the Cyclones.
"Iowa State is definitely close to home, and my family would be able to see most of my games in college, and that would be nice. I guess what I really like about Iowa State are the coaches. Head Coach (Dan)McCarney, Coach (Barney) Cotton and Coach (Terry) Allen are all really great guys, and I really enjoy talking with them. I was able to work with Coach Cotten closely at the Iowa State camp this summer, and I liked the way he teaches and coaches."
"I'm really happy to get an offer from the Cyclones. I've been to Ames several times for various things, so I'm really familiar with the program as well as the campus and the facilities."
Kuempel also checked in with the University of Iowa coaches today.
"Today I called the coaches at Iowa and checked in with them. Coach Ferentz hoped in on the call for a few minutes and we had a nice talk. I basically was told by the Iowa coaches that they are really excited to see my first few games at tackle this fall, and they will be requesting some early senior tape. I understand that Iowa has only so many scholarships left, so I have no problem with them waiting to re-evaluate me this fall."
Kuempel also revisited his time-frame for making his final college choice.
"I'm still looking at waiting until the middle of the season before I make my final decision. I know that several schools are waiting to see my senior tape, and I want to give every school a chance to make that evaluation before I make my final college choice."