May 15, 2008

Van Noy in no rush to make decision

Unlike most highly regarded prospects nowadays, Kyle Van Noy does not plan to make an early decision. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound standout from Reno (Nev.) McQueen hopes to take all five of his official visits before making a commitment.

Van Noy wants to thoroughly evaluate his options.

Cal, Colorado, Stanford, BYU, Arizona, Nevada-Reno, Boise State and UNLV have all offered him a scholarship.

USC, Oregon, Washington State, San Diego State and Arizona State are among the other colleges that have shown interest.

"All the coaches are really nice," Van Noy said. "It is not going to be easy to make a decision. The recruiting process has been fun. It is nice to know your hard work is finally paying off."

Colorado has stopped by his school during the spring evaluation period. He said he has been in the most contact with defensive graduate assistant Andy Avalos from the Buffaloes' staff.

"Coach Hawkins is a cool guy," Van Noy said when asked about Colorado. "He is very outspoken. He has a lot to say about his program and he backs up his guys."

Van Noy is Mormon, but he does not plan to take a mission after high school.

"I do like BYU because I like their coaching staff and also because I'm Mormon," he admitted. "But I am not going to go there just for that reason. It is more of an environment thing for me. If the people are cool around the school and it is a good place to live with a good environment, that is what matters. Religion is big. That is probably number one because God gave me the gift to play. But I think I can go to church anywhere, you know?"

Van Noy is being recruited on both sides of the ball, as a wide receiver and outside linebacker. He recorded 25 tackles for a loss and caught 47 passes for 784 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior.

"Defensively I have good quickness off the ball," Van Noy said. "And at receiver, my size and strength helps me be successful. I don't care what side of the ball I play on in college."

Van Noy plans to attend the NIKE Training Camp in Provo, Utah, on Saturday, June 14th.

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