ADDISON, Ill. – Justin Witt’s recruitment has moved at a steady pace. The Illinois offensive linemen has racked up 20 scholarship offers.
At least one opportunity is eluding Witt, however. He hopes to rectify that next month when he camps at Iowa.
Witt put his best foot forward here on Sunday during The Opening Chicago Regional. He did the things he felt he needed to show the Hawkeye coaches next month.
"I need to show them that I’m getting better. The first time they saw me I was probably at about 240. Now I’m up to 270. I want to show them that I’ve gained strength and I can be mobile with the 270," the New Lenox (IL) Lincoln Way West product said.
Power-5 Conference schools California, Iowa State, Kentucky, N.C. State, Rutgers and Syracuse are among the 20 scholarship offers earned by the 6-foot-6 Witt.
"Everything is rolling really well. I don’t want to say I favor anyone but I have a Top 10," he said.
Iowa Assistants Brian Ferentz and Seth Wallace are recruiting Witt.
"Last week, they came by the school to visit with me. With Iowa, I’m going to go up to a camp and see what happens; see how I work with the coach; see how the coach works with me and go from there," he said.
Witt said he’s hoping to get invited to the Notre Dame camp this summer and is considering a stop at the Ohio State camp. It would be another chance to compete against top players like he did here on Sunday.
"I liked seeing how I matched up against the kids in the same area as I am in recruiting and getting looked at by colleges. I was definitely happy with my one-on-ones. I think I competed really well with some of the best players in the Midwest. I was able to show off my footwork and how I was able to strike out on the defensive end," he said.