Van Noy Likes His Options

Four-star prospect Kyle Van Noy is in a very good place recruiting wise. The Reno McQueen HS star likes his top two schools and feels that any decision he makes will be a good one. He also feels that the Sun Devils aren't locking him down to a certain position, which will allow him to contribute in several different ways on the field. Devils Digest caught with Van Noy following his Tempe trip.

"I love that ASU is recruiting me as an athlete," said the 6-4 202 Kyle Van Noy. "It gives me a lot of different opportunities to see the field.

"I really like the ASU coaches and how they recruit me," said Van Noy. "They don't overdo it like a lot of other schools."

During the interview today Van Noy stressed that he didn't expect the ASU campus to be as big as it was and yet how it still had a small town feel to it as everything was close to each other.

"I was surprised at how big the stadium is," remarked Van Noy. "Standing out there and looking up at it is a little intimidating."

Overall, Van Noy who was hosted by fellow Reno resident Dan Knapp, who played for McQueen's rival Reno High School, gave the trip very high marks. Nonetheless, his general recruiting stance didn't change.

"It's going to be a tough choice between ASU and BYU," he admitted. "I'm going to make my decision after my visit to BYU. I'm gonna do what my heart tells me."

Van Noy helped Reno's McQueen High School capture Nevada's 4A state title earlier this month. During his senior campaign the linebacker collected 73 total tackles, 14 sacks, seven forced fumbles, four recovered fumbles, four pass breakups and four defensive touchdowns.

Van Noy also played wide receiver and tallied 731 yards on 35 catches and scored 17 touchdowns in that role.

"I have a high football IQ and I'm quick to react," said Van Noy concerning his skills. "I'm very aggressive and I run to the ball very well for my size. I could do a better job in pass coverage."

The four-star weak side linebacker is ranked ninth in the nation by in his position, is being recruited by Arizona State's tight ends coach Dan Cozzetto. Van Noy already visited Colorado and is scheduled to visit BYU on Jan. 10th and UCLA on the 17th of that month.

Oregon State or Boise State could be his fifth and last official visit, but Van Noy admitted in a previous interview that he didn't know if he would even use up the full allotment of official visits.

Van Noy is of the Mormon faith, but doesn't plan to take a mission and said that a school like BYU doesn't necessarily have the inside track for his services because of his religion. "I'd like to go to a school that's close to my family," said Van Noy previously, "and a school that will give me a chance to play early."

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