Palatine (Ill.) Fremd junior quarterback prospect Scott Tolzien (6-foot-2, 178 pounds) made the rounds this spring to various camps and combines, and most observers came away feeling that Tolzien showed that he has some serious abilities and skills and that Tolzien also boosted his recruiting stock. So have the colleges started to take notice?
"You can definitely sense lately that things recruiting-wise are starting to pick up," Tolzien said. "I've received calls so far from Michigan State and calls from a few Ivy League schools. According to my head coach (Mike Donatucci) several coaches have made in school visits and several more are planning to visit this week."
Tolzien talked about his performance as well as his impressions of the first ever Maine South QB Camp Showcase held last week.
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"I thought that overall I did alright, I basically went out there and did what I do best. I spoke to Charlie Bliss (QB Camp coach and event organizer) last night and I thanked him for the event as well as for everything that he tries to do for us quarterbacks in Illinois. I was really stunned at the amount of college coaches in attendance at the showcase, and that's a tribute to Coach Bliss and his staff for all of the hard work they put in to organize that event. He's not selfish at all and works with quarterbacks from all over, even kids from Maine South's rivals."
Tolzien in the meantime is hoping to be able to fit in some college one-day camps this summer.
"I'm going to have to juggle both football and basketball camps this summer since I play both sports. I just need to sit down and figure out which camps I can fit into my schedule. I know for sure that I'm going back to the Bob Johnson QB Camp out in California again this summer."
Tolzien is hoping that schools have noticed his performances this spring.
"My main goals is always to try and improve my game and my skills, and if some schools got a chance to see me in person and they liked what they saw, great."