Iyiegbuniwe aims to make an impression

Iyiegbuniwe aims to make an impression

South Warren (Ky.) High School safety Joel Iyiegbuniwe hopes to impress at summer camps, including a stop at Purdue. Boiler Sports Report details his aim to earn scholarship offers this summer.

There's no downplaying the importance of Joel Iyiegbuniwe's summer. The South Warren (Ky.) High School standout has received interest from several schools, but has yet to receive a scholarship offer.

Throughout the offseason, Iyiegbuniwe has aimed his workouts toward camp-specific drills, working with a coach to tune up his game. His aim is to impress at each stop.

"Just to show and for the coaches to see me a little better, it's huge," said Iyiegbuniwe. "I've been working in the offseason so it's pretty big."

Iyiegbuniwe has received interest from Purdue, Cincinnati, Indiana, Kentucky, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and others. However, the general message from those coaches is to come and earn an offer in camp.

In late April, Purdue coaches stopped by South Warren to watch Iyiegbuniwe in a workout. He was thrilled for the chance to win them over.

"It's awesome," Iyiegbuniwe said. "It's sweet, honestly. I hope more can come from that, but it's a start."

Iyiegbuniwe will be looking to impress Purdue's coaches again when he attends its summer camp in June. The safety is high on what the Boilermakers have to offer.

"I think it's a great school," he said of Purdue. "They're definitely one I'm going to be looking into this summer. I don't really know much about the campus, but based on what I know, I like it."

The trip to West Lafayette will be a first for the Bowling Green, Kentucky native. He's hoping to get a good look at what campus is like.

"That will be really good for me, just to get up there and workout with them, visit campus and get a feel," he said.

Time is running out for Iyiegbuniwe in his pre-camp workouts. Soon, it will be time to make an impression.

"I'm just looking forward to this summer and seeing what I can accomplish," he said.

Boiler Sports Report will offer continued updates on Joel Iyiegbuniwe's recruiting plans.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats, and currently covers the Purdue Boilermakers. A Chicago native, he resides in West Lafayette.
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