February 20, 2008
Nevada junior picking up early offers
Early indications are that the state of Nevada will have a deep and talented pool of football prospects for the Class of 2009. One of the top junior recruits in the Sagebrush State is Kyle Van Noy.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound standout from Reno (Nev.) McQueen had an impressive junior season on both sides of the ball.
He had 25 tackles for a loss playing defensive end and caught 47 passes for 784 yards and 11 touchdowns at wide receiver.
"Defensively I have good quickness off the ball," Van Noy explained. "And at wide receiver, my size and strength helps me be successful."
Colorado, Boise State and BYU have already offered Van Noy a scholarship. Nevada-Reno has verbally offered.
"There are a lot of other schools recruiting me: Oregon, UNLV, Stanford, USC, Nebraska, Clemson, Oregon State, Cal and Washington," he said. "I have high interest in them all right now. Every school has its pros and cons. I am not really leaning towards one right now."
Van Noy said he plans to wait through the recruiting process. "I have another year to mature so I don't need to rush it," he added.
Van Noy has a favorable impression of both BYU and Colorado early on.
"I am Mormon so that is a reason to look at BYU but that's not the only reason I am interested in them," he expressed. "They have a good community. They do outside work with kids and homeless centers, which is really cool. I am just really impressed with their program so far.
"With Colorado, I love their coaching staff. Coach Hawkins has a Boise State background; he is a nice guy. I really like their campus, too. They like physical kids and that is one of the things I am good at. I am pretty physical. That is one of the reasons why they are really interested in me."
CU is recruiting Van Noy as an outside linebacker, while BYU is recruiting him simply as an athlete.
Van Noy recently clocked in with a 4.6-forty at a SPARQ combine. He will be competing in track and field this spring, running the 400 and 4x4. His fastest time in the 400 last year was 50.0-seconds.
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