Buffs still after Kurz?

After Saturday, Cody Kurz can get start getting past what he terms "the stressing." Get inside for more.

Cody Kurz, a tight end and defensive end at St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura, Calif., will take the SAT that day. Then, it's on to selecting which college he will play at next season.

Though he has yet to take an official visit anywhere, he indicated he has received offers from Louisiana State, Fresno State, Colorado and Washington and has received solid interest from Oregon State and Arizona. But a clear frontrunner has emerged.

"I'm going to visit LSU first," Kurz said. "If I go out there and love it, I'll probably commit."

The 6-foot-3, 245-pounder said Oregon State currently is his second choice, but LSU has said they like him as a tight end, where he has began to flourish this season. He was mostly thought of as a defensive prospect prior to the onset of the 2010 campaign, in which his Seraphs are 3-1.

Kurz said his first offer came from Colorado in Sept. of 2009, but the circumstances were somewhat odd. Kurz indicated the offer came in the form of a letter to his coach, Todd Therrien, but the Buffaloes never sent one of their own coaches to see him and never contacted him thereafter.

LSU, meanwhile, has sent coaches out to see him on four different occasions.

Kurz said the recruiting issue has weighed on his mind a bit, and he's not completely satisfied with his play as a defensive end this season.

"My friends and parents say I'm doing fine, but I'm not satisfied," he said. "But what player is satisfied with his play? It's playing with my mind a little, though. I think I'm making too many mistakes."

Kurz, who carries a solid 2.7 grade-point average, caught two of his three touchdowns this season in the Seraphs' only loss, a 33-32 overtime decision to Oaks Christian.

"We literally gave that game away," Kurz said. "We were up 20-0 at halftime, but we dropped five picks and had a missed field goal in the second half."


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