Plainfield (Ill.) Central state ranked offensive tackle prospect Perry Dorrestein (6-foot-6, 283 pounds) made recent one-day camp visits to both Purdue and Michigan this summer. Dorrestein talks about his latest Big Ten camp visits in this latest recruiting update.
"I camped recently at both Purdue and Michigan," Dorrestein said. "I'm pretty much done with the college camps this summer. I've camped at Notre Dame. Northwestern, Michigan and Purdue and I feel that I was able to show the coaches what I can do on the field pretty well this summer."
Dorrestein talked about his one-day camp experience at Purdue.
"I camped at Purdue last Sunday for a one-day camp. I had a chance to work one on one with the offensive line coach (Bill Legg) for about an hour or so. I really liked getting the coaches attention at the Purdue camp because it was a small number of kids at the camp. I've been to Purdue for a junior day event, so I was pretty familiar already with the campus and the facilities. I really get along well with the coaches at Purdue. They are really down to earth guys who are also very honest in it's recruiting. The coaches after the camp told me that I'm in their top group of offensive linemen and that they will offer anywhere from 2-4 offensive linemen. The coaches said that they will re-evaluate things soon and the coaches want me to stay in touch with them this summer and fall."
Dorrestein also came away impressed with Michigan after his one-day camp on June 21st.
"I felt I performed pretty well at the Michigan camp. I had a chance to meet with and work with Andy Moeller as well as head coach Lloyd Carr at the camp. The coaches said after the camp that I definitely improved my recruiting stock with them after the camp. The coaches also said that they will be evaluating several kids and that they want me to stay in touch with them as well this summer and fall."
Dorrestein talked about his overall summer camp experiences.
"I definitely was able to improve my technique this summer. I learned several new things from the college coaches about line play, and I was able to take several things away from the college camps that I'll use for my senior year. I also had a chance to meet some great coaches along the way, so overall the college camps were a great experience."
Does Dorrestein have any early favorites?
"I'm really in no hurry to make my final college choice, and I'm also considering everyone right now that is considering me. Several schools want to see how I progress early this fall, so we'll be sending out several games tapes from the first two weeks of this season."
Perry Dorrestein currently has offers from Ball State, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Toledo and Northern Illinois.