Kurtz admitted he didn't "amount to much" (his own words) as a prep at Valhalla (El Cajon, Ca.) High School and since he didn't qualify for a scholarship, he didn't get much in the way of attention on the recruiting front.
"I actually took a year off because I didn't think I had any sort of a future playing football," Kurtz told JCFootball.com. "After a while I started to realize how much I missed it and I really wanted to play again. I started working out like I never had before and Grossmont was the best place I could find to see if I could do anything with football."
As a freshman this past fall, Kurtz hauled in 49 receptions for 697 yards and 10 touchdowns becoming a real thorn in the side of Griff opponents.
That productivity as well as his outstanding size, soft hands and great speed has landed him on the radars of several four-year programs with two extending offers.
have both offered me," Kurtz said. "Kansas
look like you could be pretty close. They have both been calling and have shown me a lot of interest, but right now, my two offers are from Akron and Illinois."
In addition to those four schools, Kurtz said he's also heard from Kentucky
, Western Kentucky
, Colorado State
He is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2013 football season.
Nick Kurtz Scout Profile
A big-time JUCO wideout who has been drawing the attention of four-year schools is Grossmont's Nick Kurtz (6-6, 205). He's been holding onto two offers for the past couple of weeks and a couple of other schools seem to be getting closer to jumping into the fray...
Grossmont WR Nick Kurtz is a big wideout who already has the attention of several four-year schools