Interest Picking Up For Nye

College coaches are starting to see the future potential of Springfield (Ohio) High School lineman Devin Nye as he continues to grown. checked in with Nye for a recent update.

If college football coaches look into their crystal balls and project the future of Devin Nye they might be surprised by what they see.

Nye, who stands just under 6-foot-5, has started to see his football interest rise as coaches learn more about the sport he excels at right now as one of Ohio's top wrestlers.

Nye, whose playing weight in football this past season was just over 230-pounds, has now cut it to below 220-pounds to stay in his weight class on the mat.

Despite the question of where Nye projects, he's hearing from several and waiting for that first offer.

"I have no offers yet but I'm getting a lot of mail," said Nye. "I still want an offer and hope to earn one soon. Schools seem to be recruiting me as a defensive end or tackle. I don't really know at this point.

"I've been getting a lot of mail from Boston College, Indiana, Kent State, Wisconsin and Nebraska."

One program that caught Nye's eye stopped in recently to learn more.

"Ohio State stopped by school to check on several of us," said Nye. "I've talked with (assistant) Coach (Tim) Hinton and he said I looked good and it looked like I had been in the weight room. He also asked how wrestling was going."

Look for Nye to start picking up more interest as he continues to work on his football skills and fills out his frame.

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