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August 5, 2014
Ricker has DII and DIII interest
FREE! Mount Ayr lineman Joe Ricker has proven that he is an elite player in the trenches at the high school level. That didn't matter much to him this summer as he challenged himself against some elite competition across the Midwest.
"I went to five camps this summer at Iowa Western, Iowa, Iowa State, Northwest Missouri State, and Central College."
Ricker came away pleased with what he was able to do in the trenches.
"It is fun going to a lot of camps. Northwest Missouri State was a good all day camp. That went really well and I felt I held my own there."
Two of the coaches let Ricker know what he accomplished.
"It is definitely the Central coaches over in Pella. It was them and the Iowa Western coaches."
Ricker has interest from a few different other programs as well.
"It has been schools like Central. I have gotten questionnaires and emails from Illinois State, Winona State, Upper Iowa, and schools like that."
One program was considered as a favorite according to Ricker.
"I'd say Northwest Missouri State. I really like that school and they have a really successful program there. I would love to go there if I could. They seem like a really nice program."
Ricker is counting down the days for a tough battle in the football season opener against Albia.
"It is going to be one of our toughest games. It'll show how prepared we are for the season."