NU’s Jurgens moving inside
Nebraska football coach Scott Frost has been high on Cameron Jurgens since the freshman arrived on campus from down the road in Beatrice.
Frost Monday sounded even higher on Jurgens’ future as an interior offensive lineman.
The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder has already started working some at center and guard as he begins the transition from tight end. It’s a spot Frost thinks Jurgens can excel.
“First of all, anybody that threw the shot put farther than I did I have a special place in my heart for. Cam is a unique athlete. When we recruited him we didn’t know what he was for sure, whether he was a tight end or a defensive lineman or something else,” Frost said. “After evaluating him for a while he’s as physical and as good of a blocker as we have on our football team and I really think he’s got a potential to be a really good player on the offensive line either at center or guard.”
Jurgens has appeared in one game this season, getting on the field against Troy as a tight end in a goal line package.
He may still play some tight end this season, Frost said, but the Huskers also like their options there with sophomore Jack Stoll and redshirt freshmen Kurt Rafdal and Austin Allen.
“In order to be ready down the road I think it’s important that he gets some looks at it and some meeting time,” Frost said. “He’s a smart enough guy to know a bunch of things. He’s just an exceptional athlete, an exceptionally explosive athlete and I just think after watching for a while that his body type fits that. I can’t wait to see what he can do.”