Clancy Bags Two More

Joliet Catholic Academy has produced some great collegiate linebackers over the years and Nick Clancy looks to be another built in the same mold of his predecessors. With six offers already in hand and plenty of interest, Clancy is just taking things as they come at this point.

Air Force and Wyoming became the latest schools to offer Joliet, Ill., product Nick Clancy this week. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound middle linebacker already held offers from Eastern Michigan, Vanderbilt, Ball State and Purdue and is hoping to land more over the next few months.

"Coach Matt Weikert from Air Force seems like a great guy and comes off as a knowledgeable coach," Clancy said. "He took time explaining to me in detail what it means to receive an offer from Air Force and what the commitment I'd be making would entail if I were to accept. It's definitely something that I'll need to put a lot of thought into over the next several months."

"The Wyoming offer really came as a shock, because a coach called me and offered me during the first conversation I had with them," Clancy stated. "It was really out of the blue given that I hadn't talked to them before, but he took some time explaining to me what Wyoming was all about and told me that they're an up and coming program right now, so I'll need to look into them."

Six offers is certainly nothing to shake a stick at, but Clancy wants to continue earning more so that he can have a wide variety of schools to choose from. He admittedly would love to attend Notre Dame and has been in contact with Northwestern, Illinois and Iowa State as well.

"Coach Adam Cushing from Northwestern and I have built a pretty good relationship as he's an approachable guy who I feel comfortable talking about anything with," Clancy explained. "They've been showing me a lot of interest lately and I like that Northwestern is a bit of a smaller school then the rest of the Big Ten and gives you an excellent education that opens up job opportunities when you hit the real world. I really think that they're waiting on my test scores and if they're up to par, they will offer."

"Coach (Tony) Peterson at Iowa State really likes my film and said he just had to run it by their head coach before offering and Coach (Curt) Mallory from Illinois said if it was completely up to him it would be a done deal already, but he has to run it by Head Coach Ron Zook first."

Clancy finished his junior season with 85 tackles, eight interceptions, four batted balls and several tackles for loss. He was an all-area and all-conference selection and has not set up a camp schedule for the summer at this point, but will in the near future.

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