See Jordan Westerkamp ink the deal with the Huskers at Montini Catholic High…
Signing Day Reflections: Jordan Westerkamp
It was a special year at Montini Catholic High School, located in Lombard, Ill. – especially for head coach Chris Andriano. "Six guys signing letters of intent is an all time high," Andriano said. "We don't get six guys signing letters of intent in six years, sometimes." He added, "This is unbelievable each guy in their won way was a special individual and player for us." Perhaps the highlight of those ‘special seniors?' Nebraska signee Jordan Westerkamp. As Westerkamp inked his letter of intent with the Huskers, Andriano took some time to reflect on his four years at Montini Catholic High. "Jordan was a four year varsity player," Andriano said of his star receiver. "An all-state selection, an All-American selection, he had all kind of honors." He continued, "He is also a terrific kid off the field, and obviously an unbelievably great football player at his position. He set all the state records in his career, receptions in a career, yardage in a career, and touchdowns." Westerkamp was named the Illinois State Player of the year after yet another record setting performance to cap of his senior season for Montini. He totaled 313 yards receiving, breaking the state record – and Andriano has several words to describe Westerkamp. "He's just irreplaceable really," Andriano said. "But I think the best thing about him on the football field is he is a physical player and he blocks extremely well." He added, "A lot of receivers don't like to do the dirty work, but he is really a complete football player as a receiver because he does it all." Westerkamp helped lead the Broncos to their third straight state championship in late November, as they outlasted a high powered Joliet Catholic team 70-45 in the 5A state championship. His entire career, led to Wednesday, when he signed with Nebraska "I am so proud of him, and his whole family has been so supportive," Andriano said. "They have all been through Montini and he is the end of the line." He continued, "So if I start crying get me a tissue." Westerkamp has led Montini to the powerhouse program that it is today, but for Andriano it's the type of person he is that stands out the most. "He's a terrific kid," Andriano said thoughtfully. "I'm just so proud of him." And he knows that Husker fans will be just as proud to have Westerkamp on their team.
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