Marion, Iowa offensive tackle prospect Andy Kuempel (6-foot-7, 250 pounds) had several college coaches that made in-school visitors last week, and Kuempel also received his first phone call during the opening of the May evaluation period.
“On Saturday, Terry Allen from Iowa State called,” Andy Kuempel said. “We had a good discussion, and we talked about the usual recruiting stuff. Coach Allen and Iowa State seem very interested in me."
"Iowa State was in school last week according to my coach. Michigan, Northern Illinois, Iowa and Northern Iowa were also in school. This week Kansas is scheduled to make an in-school visit."
So have any new schools started to join in the race for Andy Kuempel? "Northern Illinois and TCU have started to send me hand-written letters, and Kansas also sends me a lot of hand-written mail as well. I would say that those three are schools that seem to be really picking thins up lately."
Despite still searching for his first scholarship offer, Kuempel remains focused and confident that eventually he'll land his first offer. "I realize that in some cases schools want to see me in a summer camp, and I'm fine with that because I know that scholarships don't grow on trees. I'm just working hard on getting ready for the spring and summer camps, and I'll be more than happy to prove myself to any school."