September 1, 2012
Kuperman will have his eyes on the Army-SDSU game
Joey Kuperman, who tips the scales at 6-foot-1, 285 pounds, has become the latest prospect to reel in an offer from the Army Black Knights.
The prospect from San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic is a solid offensive lineman, with plenty of upside when it comes to projecting at the next level.
Scouting Report, OL
Kuperman has steady feet, an area that he knows is essential for him to compete and excel at the next level. He is an explosive prospect, who's 6'1" frame make him a more than effective run blocker. One area that the California native continues to improve upon is his pass blocking. Depending on where Kuperman decides on collegiately and the respective offense could determine how much of an impact he will have early on in his college career.
"I know I'm not the tallest kid, but I try to make up for it by low and aggressive," says Kuperman who has a max bench press and squat of 335 and 385 pounds respectively.
Kuperman's primary position is center, but also played some defensive tackle during his sophomore season, and is projected to receive reps there as a senior.
The Recruiting, OL
The offensive line prospect's last offer came back in July when Army made it an academy trifecta for Kuperman, as the Black Knights join Air Force and Navy, along with University of San Diego to offer Cathedral Catholic.
During the offseason, he was busy making his campus visits to the various schools. "I have visited Annapolis, USD and Air Force and the reason that I haven't visited West Point is because I really just got the offer and hope to visit soon," declared Kuperman, who has interest in several other schools, beyond those that have offered.
"I am waiting to hear back from Cal-Poly, UC-Davis and a couple of other schools. I sent my highlights in, I went to their camps and Cal-Poly told me I was one of the top six linemen recruits. I'm waiting to hear back in September when they can call you. The same with UC-Davis and SDSU told me I was on their board ... to look out."
Next Saturday, Kuperman says he is anxiously awaiting the match-up with two of the programs that are his 'watch-list', as Army-SDSU go head to head on September 8th. "That's the game I already have pinned down that I am going to attend," he confirms. "I going to reach out to SDSU after my game this Friday and hopefully will be there as a guest for the game. It will be a chance to see both programs."
Kuperman and his teammates have started off their season with a win over Steel Canyon out of Spring Valley (Calif.), as Cathedral Catholic is fairly loaded with players like quarterback, Garrett Bogart; linebacker, Toshaun Poumele; athlete, Xavier Ulutu and others. For Kuperman, he has one eye on his season and the other on dissecting what college is the best fit for him.
"I'm looking for a great school of course, which is my first priority, but also the campus, the education, student body and yes, a great football program," says Kuperman.
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