- Damon Sayles, RecruitingNation
The weekend proved to be productive for quarterback Skyler Windmiller (Shawnee, Kan./Mill Valley). After flying in from Kansas to Atlanta for Saturday’s Elite 11 regional camp, he and his father drove to Knoxville, Tennessee for the Volunteers’ spring game.
Windmiller, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound junior, didn’t receive the golden ticket to the Elite 11 national event in July, but he said he did receive lots of tutelage in Atlanta that will help him as he prepares for his senior season.
“It was a really good experience. I went to the one at Penn State last year and was kind of overlooked because I was a sophomore, and most of the focus was on the juniors,” Windmiller said. “It was good to go back and get more of the attention from the coaches and be the main focus.
“The [Elite 11] competition was really good. Of all the camps and combines I’ve been to, it was the best, by far. Some of the guys were really impressive.”
Windmiller then hopped in the car to check out the Tennessee spring game. He had the chance to see the budding campus and speak with offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Jim Chaney and receivers coach Darin Hinshaw. Windmiller confirmed that he will be at a Volunteers camp this summer.
“We got a little sneak peak at all the new stuff going on down there, and it’s ridiculous,” Windmiller said. “I talked to the coaches, and they’re looking forward to seeing me at camp. They want to work me out and see me throw.”
Windmiller is still looking for his first offer but has received interest from Tennessee, Iowa, Missouri and Oklahoma State. He recently has picked up interest from Kansas with the hiring of coach Charlie Weis.