With free time during spring break, Nebraska 2012 wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp made his way to Lincoln on Friday and Saturday to spend time watching his future teammates practice.
“They looked great. The offense was clicking and it was awesome to see,” said Westerkamp, who noticed a difference in quarterback Taylor Martinez. “I have always thought he was a great quarterback, but he was really sharp. Watching him throw the ball around was awesome. He's really clicking with the wide receivers.”
When the team wasn't scrimmaging, Westerkamp was closely following the wide receivers from drill-to-drill.
“They were working at a face pace. They didn't stop running the entire time,” said Westerkamp. “It just made me anxious to get out there and start competing.”
Joined by his parents, Westerkamp was stopped by Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini after Saturday’s scrimmage. Pelini had a message for him.
“He told me they really need me out there and that they don't have plans to redshirt me,” said Westerkamp. “It's going to be a lot of hard work, but I'm definitely ready for it. I'm excited to get a chance to compete.”
The Nebraska signee will be moving to Lincoln in early June and has already started working out to a Nebraska workout program. He plans to come back for the spring game in a couple weeks.