What does Greg Biggins from Student Sports, Jeremy Crabtree from Rivals.com and the Air Force Academy have in common? All three came away from the NIKE Camp on Sunday very impressed with quarterback Ryan Katz (6-1, 195, 4.6) from Santa Monica, Calif.
Both Biggins and Crabtree thought Katz had the best day of all the quarterbacks in attendance.
Air Force offered Katz an appointment to the Academy. Look for more such opportunities for Katz as the spring goes on and the word gets out about his abilities.
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"I'm really excited about my first offer," Katz said. "It feels good to get the first one, but I'm keeping my options open.
Katz has been a regular visitor at UCLA this spring and has been in contact with Katz.
"I've been talking to (wide receiver) coach Eric Scott," Katz said. "UCLA is the school I really want to go to, but like I said I'm keeping my options open."
Besides Air Force and UCLA; Arizona and Oregon State are showing interest in Katz.
"My coach went to Oregon State and my teammate Cameron Collins signed a football scholarship with them and he's going to be there after the fourth of July.
Katz is a hardworking athlete who will leave no stone unturned this off-season to learn and get better as a player. The NIKE Camp is the first of many that Katz will attend.
"I am probably going to attend Arizona's camp on June 9th," Katz said. "Right now I'm trying to make all the camps that I can to get the exposure.
"I will be going to the B2G camp (Beyond Elite 2000) in June and before that I will attend the Elite 11 camp held at Cal-Berkeley," Katz said. "I'm definitely going to UCLA's camp and then I will be heading to Oregon State right after that."
Duke, Purdue and Stanford have also shown recruiting interest in Katz.
Katz is earned first-team all-league as a junior after throwing for 1,600 yards and 20 touchdowns against only four interceptions. He also rushed for 300 yards and had four touchdowns on the ground.
As a sophomore Katz was a second-team all-league selection.