It's all in the family for defensive end/tight end David Kruger (6-5, 250, 4.7) from Orem (Utah) Timpanogos. He is trying to follow into the footsteps of his Dad, Paul Kruger, who played for Oregon State in the 1970's, and his older brother Paul Kruger, Jr., who is a starting defensive lineman for the Utah Utes as a D-I football player.
It is a pretty good bet, that the younger Kruger will follow suit has he has two offers on the table from Utah and BYU. He is getting recruiting attention from the likes of Arizona, Cal, Oregon, Stanford, Illinois, West Virginia, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Nebraska.
Unfortunately for Kruger and his Timpanogos teammates their season came to an end last week falling short to Sandy (Utah) Alta 35-28 in the playoffs.
Kruger had an outstanding last game as a high school player accounting for 11 tackles and three sacks. His total stats for his senior year were 91 tackles, 16 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. On the offensive side, Kruger had two receiving touchdowns for the year.
On the recruiting trail Kruger's favorite team was Oregon State due his Dad's ties to the school.
Will distance play a factor in Kruger's decision?
"Not really, it will not play a factor," Kruger said. "I want to contribute to a team who is offering me and I'm willing to go out of state.
"My decision will be based on what my future would be like at that school and playing time," Kruger said. "Cal, Oregon, Utah, BYU and Oklahoma are my favorites.
As of right now, due to the NCAA rules, Kruger is unable to take any official visits due to not taking the SAT yet, but he has a scheduled date for the first of December.
It's still questionable on a timetable for a decision and is still uncertain if he wants to announce publicly.
"Not to sound like a flashy guy, but if a radio show or television show would let me make my decision publicly," Kruger said. "I won't turn them down."
Kruger compares himself in style of play to his older brother Paul Kruger, Jr., who is a starting defensive end for Utah. They are both quick to the ball and very aggressive.
It is unclear if Kruger will take his LDS mission after high school. It all depends on what the future will bring.
Now that his season is over, he is preparing to take his SAT and wants to get a high qualifying score.