Giltner's Hoelck enjoys time in Laramie

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by Steve Marik

Giltner athlete Corey Hoelck attended Wyoming’s junior day Saturday and was impressed with what Laramie had to offer.
Hoelck was invited to the event by the Cowboys’ coaching staff after watching his film.
Scott Fuchs, Wyoming’s offensive line coach, has been in contact with Hoelck through Twitter and was one of the coaches who showed him and the rest of the recruits around campus.
“He’s just a really nice guy,” Hoelck said of Fuchs. “He seems like he really cares about us.”
At 6-3 and 252 pounds, Hoelck is projected as either an offensive or defensive lineman or tight end.
As a junior, Hoelck was named honorable mention all-state while starting on the offensive and defensive line for the 8-man Hornets, racking up 85 tackles on the season with one sack.
As a sophomore, he was named all-state while accounting for 77 tackles and two sacks.
Hoelck made the six-hour trip with his parents, John and Carmen, and his sister, Courtney.
After having dinner at the War Memorial Stadium suites with the other juniors, Hoelck said Cowboys’ head coach Craig Bohl addressed the group.
“He said that it’s going to be a long process of recruiting the next year,” Hoelck said. “And it’s going to be really fun for them and for us and they told us we wouldn’t be here unless they were interested in us.”
Hoelck and the other recruits then visited the academic center, weight room and broke off into offensive and defensive meetings.
After that, the recruits and their families went to the locker rooms to try on jerseys and take pictures.
Before the day was over, the recruits were treated to a basketball game where the Cowboys played San Jose State.
“Everything. Everything is just really new and nice,” Hoelck said of his favorite part of the visit. “They’re rebuilding all their football stuff for the next two years.
“They’re getting a new weight room and locker rooms and doing things with their stadium that’s going to be really nice. Their campus is just really clean and nice.”
When asked if any other colleges have showed interest, Hoelck also said that Missouri and South Dakota State have both contacted him recently.
He’ll also be looking to compete at the Nebraska camps this summer, and says the newly formatted “Friday Night Lights” Elite Camps caught his eye. They will be held June 5th and 12th from 6-9 p.m. in Lincoln.
“I’ll be attending that and I’ll probably go to Iowa, K-State and Iowa State’s camps,” Hoelck said.

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