San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep offensive lineman Kevin Danser is one of the top NorCal lineman and he’s coming off an all-state underclass season.
The big tackle, who stands 6-5, 290-pounds, is still waiting for his first offer, but knows as soon as his highlight film reaches schools mailboxes, things will pick up.
“I have no offers as of yet because I still need to get my highlight tape out to some schools,” said Danser. “But I’m hearing a lot from Pac-10 schools, Big Ten schools and Notre Dame and I think getting the tape out will help.”
Danser took part in Northwestern’s Junior Day, and he likes what he sees with the Wildcats.
“I really like Northwestern,” said Danser. “They have great academics, great football and it’s a great school.”
Danser’s early top seven schools has a heavy Pac-10 flavor, with two Midwest schools involved.
“My top schools are Stanford, Cal, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oregon State, UCLA and USC,” said Danser. “I like the academic side of things, so that’s something I’m really looking at. I’m focusing on things like the academics, and if it’s a major D-I program that plays solid football.”
With good size and frame, Danser could play outside at tackle or inside at guard, but if he has his say, he’ll stick to tackle.
“Offensive tackle is where I’m going to play in college,” said Danser. “That’s where I’m most comfortable at and most effective.”
Danser said Notre Dame is a school he grew up watching and rooting for and he has some family ties there.
“My uncle graduated from Notre Dame and he actually roomed with Joe Theismann,” said Danser.
And football in his family is a common place, two of his brothers having been recruited.
“I have two brothers who went through the process, and have seen what they thought about it. One of my brothers is playing at Brown and the other one went to San Jose State but he transferred to San Diego,” said Danser. “I’m very excited to go through the process and I can also get some good feedback from them. It will be fun to see.”
Danser is carrying a 3.6 GPA and plans to take the SAT in early May.