First-year head coach Tommy Tuberville is hosting his first Friday Night Lights camp at Cincinnati this week. One of the attendees who expects to get a lot of attention is Berrien Springs, Mich., offensive tackle Nick Padla.
"On Friday I am going down to Cincinnati and they said if I show up I will have an offer there," Padla said. "I am really excited and ready to get down there. I'm going there early to check out campus, and if I really like it that might be one of the top schools on my list."
Cincinnati coaches already had a chance to see Padla workout at the Sound Mind, Sound Body Camp in Southfield, Mich., last month.
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"They said they were really impressed with the camp," Padla said. "I caught a lot of people's eyes with that camp."
Illinois was another school that was turned on to Padla from his performance at Sound Mind, Sound Body. He followed up on that by camping in Champaign.
"I should be getting [an offer] from Illinois too," Padla said. "They Facebooked the other day and said they were on vacation, so I'll have to wait until they get back. I went to a camp there and did really good. I ran a 4.5 shuttle there and that was the best one of all the camps I went to this summer."
Padla also attended a camp at Michigan State in June. The Spartans have been high on his list since they started showing interest.
"It's still one of the top schools on my list," Padla said of the Spartans. "I didn't have the best day there, but they are saying right now that they want to watch my scrimmage and my first game before they decide."
The 6-foot-6, 270-pound Padla is not sure if he will take his recruitment into the fall or not. He plans to sit down with his family and coaches next week and determine his next course of action.
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