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Kuehn Makes Most of 7-7
Scott Kuehn had a chance to do a little bit of everything at the BadgerSport/New Level Athletics passing camp. The 5'11, 185-lb Waubonsie Valley product made plays at both wide receiver and in the defensive backfield for team Illinois. "I'm usually at safety, so cornerback was new at the camp," he explained, "It was definitely a great experience. It was a long offseason and it was good to compete and play with great players from the state." Two of those players were quarterbacks Brandon Pechloff and Chandler Whitmer, who gave Kuehn the opportunity to catch passes with some high velocity on them. "It's what I'll see in college. I played with Pechloff before at Ohio State, so I wasn't surprised with the velocity." The Pechloff to Kuehn connection worked twice in Columbus. The two first connected at the Buckeyes' summer camp the year before and again at the 7-7 camp. The interest that sparked from OSU has been welcomed by Kuehn, who lists them as one of his dream schools. "It started last summer," he said of Ohio State's interest in him. "Pechloff and I together had a good showing. Both Tressels and Coach Hazelwood were here watching me and they said to stay in touch. I called them before I went up there [for the 7-7] and set up an unofficial." OSU is continuing to recruit Kuehn, but they are not the only ones. "Right now, I'm hearing from Arizona a lot, Northwestern, Northern Illinois and Illinois too. I would say Arizona and Northern Illinois are most interested right now." While he does not have any scholarship offers yet, Kuehn knows that his performances this spring and summer could go a long way in picking up that first one. "My recruiting coach at Arizona is coming up in a couple weeks in April. He wants to see me there and see me workout. Northern Illinois said they always see players work out before they offer." In the meantime, Kuehn will continue traveling. "I'm going to try to make it out to Ohio State again as well as Illinois and NIU obviously, but I'll see what else is coming in."
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