Marmion Academy junior quarterback Brock Krueger had a chance to see his first college game in person on Saturday, and he got a great view as an unofficial visitor of the Illinois Fighting Illini.
"Being my first visit, I was excited. I got to see the student section was crazy, that was one of the first things I noticed. During the game, I liked how interactive they were. They did the wave, and the chants they did and the atmosphere was cool. It was my first visit and also my first college game watching. The whole atmosphere was outstanding."
The 6'0, 175-lb Krueger also had a chance to speak with Illini coaches and now knows where to go from here as far as his recruitment with them.
"All the coaches were nice. Coach Nichols told me to send in my weeks one through four highlights and go from there."
While Krueger and his squad are currently 1-3, he and his teammates are far from giving up and plan to get back on track, starting with a big game this week.
"So far, we're 1-3. It's not the record we were hoping for, but we're working on it. We're going to turn it around. We have a big game Friday against Montini, so we're going to work as hard as we can to turn the season round and play in the playoffs. Individually, I'm doing a good job, just trying to lead the offense, keep everyone going and keep everything positive."
Recruiting wise, things are just beginning, and Krueger has not heard from many other schools, but he is happy to be hearing from a school within his home state.
"It's a really cool feeling 'cause I always wanted to play college football. That's a dream of mine, and to have a school in Illinois be the first to contact me and show interest, it's really exciting."