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Catching up with Cameron Jurgens
Nebraska’s highest-rated in-state commit has a busy upcoming weekend.
Cameron Jurgens, a 4-star tight end from Beatrice, Neb., will compete at the Nebraska state track and field meet Friday and Saturday in both the shot put and discus. (Also, 2017 signee Jaylin Bradley and 2018 commit Masry Mapieu will compete at the meet, with Bradley running the 400 meters and Mapieu throwing the shot put.)
After the meet, Jurgens will head to St. Louis to compete in the Rivals camp on Sunday in hopes of getting an invitation to the Rivals 5-star Challenge.
And after Sunday, his crazy fall and spring will finally be done. At least for a bit.
“I’m very much ready for that,” said Jurgens, who will finally get a breather from football, basketball, track and school for a few weeks.
Jurgens said his summer will ramp up again in a few weeks with basketball tournaments, which is where a lot of his focus will go the next few months. He and the Beatrice team have tournaments in June and July he’s looking forward to. He’ll counter that with some football lifting and conditioning with the team.
— Beatrice High School (@BeatriceHigh) May 11, 2017
Jurgens also plans to attend one of the Friday Night Lights camps the Huskers will host in June, but which one is still up in the air. It depends on basketball tournaments, he said.
Despite being committed to Nebraska since August 2015, Jurgens says he’s still getting contacted by some schools in hopes to steal him away. The two schools recruiting him hardest are UCLA and LSU, he said.
“I’d like to take a couple visits to just see around a little bit,” Jurgens said. “But I’m going to go to Nebraska. I’m not going to turn away from my commitment.”
Jurgens, the No. 5 tight end in the 2018 class, was the first to commit to Nebraska and has seen firsthand the Huskers climb in the recruiting ranks.
Nebraska’s 2018 class currently has 10 commitments and is ranked No. 3 in the Big Ten on 247Sports. The Huskers also have the No. 8 class nationally on 247Sports.
The momentum and hype surrounding the class is great, Jurgens said, but not something he’s really focused on.
“You don’t want to look into (the rankings) too much but you can tell with some guys we have committed, it’s a talented class so far,” Jurgens said.
Following in the footsteps of the 2017 class, the 2018 class has already started a group chat. The 10 commits are also trying to figure out a time for everyone to get together over the summer.
“We want to try and do a lot of things together as class,” Jurgens said. “We want to be a close class.”
This weekend will be a small reunion in St. Louis for the 2018 class. Jurgens will be at the Rivals camp along with 3-star DT Masry Mapieu, 3-star center Will Farniok and 3-star WR Cameron Brown.
Nebraska offered a top 2019 offensive guard on Thursday. Caedan Wallace is the No. 7 guard in the 2019 class and a 4-star prospect out of Princeton, New Jersey.
— special cäe🤘🏾™ (@caedanw) May 18, 2017
Wallace holds 10 total offers, including from penn State, Minnesota, Maryland and Oklahoma. He unofficially visited Penn State on April 22, March 25 and Feb. 25.
Nebraska made one of the final cuts for 4-star Cameron Latu. The defensive end from Salt Lake City, Utah, announced on Twitter his final five schools are Nebraska, Washington, Alabama, Utah and USC.
FINAL 5..‼️ pic.twitter.com/VOxSMGPVDh
— Cameron Latu🌴 (@cameronlatu40) May 18, 2017
Latu is rated the No. 6 weak-side defensive end in the 2018 class and No. 2 player out of the state of Utah.
Latu holds 23 total offers and most recently visited Alabama on April 22.