Chaska, (Minn.) tight end prospect Joey Hiben (6-foot-5, 235 pounds) from Waconia High School has been hitting the college camp circuit so far this summer, and Hiben talks about his camp experiences as well as landing an offer from the University of Minnesota.
"I've been to football camps at the U (Minnesota) and Boston College," Joey Hiben said. "Both camps went really well I thought, and Minnesota offered me a scholarship the day after the camp."
Hiben talked about his first camp at the University of Minnesota.
"I was really glad that I camped at the U. I was able to see some of the other recruits from Minnesota, like Walker Ashley as well as the guys from Cretin (Derham). It was my first camp, so at first I felt a little out of sorts, but then everything just sort of came back to me and I thought I finished the camp really strong. It felt really good to get out there and hit. I called the Minnesota coaches back the next day and they said I did well at the camp and that they were sending me an offer in the mail. I'm really happy about getting an offer from the U."
Hiben then headed to Boston College last week for a 4-day camp.
"It was my first time out East, and the city of Boston is really cool. I also enjoyed the camps at Boston College a lot. The camp had a lot of players, something like 580 kids on the first day and over 1,600 kids over the 4 days, so getting a lot reps was hard at times. We did the camp in shells for the full camp, and overall I thought the camp went really well. I'm glad that I went out to see Boston College in person."
Hiben also has a few more summer visit plans in store.
"I'm going to the Notre Dame camp this Tuesday, and I'm really looking forward to the camp. I want to go and prove myself to the coaches at Notre Dame. I'm also planning to go to a one-day camp at Stanford in July. I want to show the coaches at Stanford that I'm very serious about my interest in them."
Joey Hiben has scholarship offers from Minnesota, Central Florida, Kansas, Indiana, Colorado State, Colorado, Purdue, Stanford, Missouri, Northwestern, Boston College, Texas Tech and Colorado.