Offensive tackle Nick Carey will be in Bloomington today participating in a one-day camp with the IU coaching staff. The 6-foot-7, 290-pound standout from Detroit (MI) Catholic Central H.S. spoke with Peegs.com about his recruiting, and about interest in the Hoosiers.
The big offensive lineman said he has been communicating pretty regularly with a couple members of the Indiana coaching staff.
“I have been talking to Coach (Mike) Hart and Coach (Darren) Hiller a lot,” Carey said. “I feel like I have a good relationship with both of them. They have told me that they like me a lot as a player.”
Carey’s trip to Bloomington today will be his first time at IU, and there are a few things he is hoping to see while he is in town.
“A big thing will be my level of comfort around the coaches and the team,” he said when asked what he will be looking for from Indiana. “Getting the chance to work with Coach Hiller will be big for me. I want to see how he coaches and how he is as a teacher. I also want to feel comfortable when I’m on campus. After the camp I will probably take a drive around the campus and walk around it some to get a feel for it.”
The talented prospect is also hoping to land an offer from the Hoosiers, but to do that he knows he must show them he is a complete O-lineman.
“At my high school we run the ball a lot so they have seen me run block and know that I can do that, but they want to see me pass block at their camp,” Carey said. “Showing them that I can do that will be a big thing for me.”
Carey currently has offers from Iowa State, Virginia, Ball State, Buffalo, Bowling Green, Central Florida, Kent State, Marshall, Miami (OH), Toledo, Holy Cross and Yale. He is also receiving strong interest from Indiana, Michigan State, Maryland, Minnesota, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, Boston College. He said there are a few schools standing out for him, but if IU offers they will most likely go straight to the top of his list.
“I am still giving everybody a look, but there are a couple schools that are at the top for me, “he said about his recruiting. “To be totally honest, if Indiana offers they would probably be number one and right at the top. I like their academics and the opportunities that I would have there. I also like that it is not too far from home, it is only about a five-hour drive. I like the coaching staff a lot. I enjoy talking and communicating with them.”