Nine Offers for Pa. WR/DB Nick Sukay

With nine offers already on the table for wide receiver/safety Nick Sukay of Greensburg, Pa., Central Catholic High School, he looks to be one of the most sought after prospects in the country this recruiting season. He told on Monday that he is also receiving interest from some of the heavy hitters in the Big Ten, including Michigan.

Marshall was the first to offer wide receiver/safety Nick Sukay of Greensburg, Pa., Central Catholic High School. Now his list of offers stands at nine. "Rutgers just offered me (Monday)," he said. "Georgia Tech, Indiana, Pitt, West Virginia, Kentucky, Akron, and Toledo have also offered. I don't really have a favorite and am pretty much open to everything right now."

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Sukay recently attended the combine at the University of Pittsburg. "I didn't test because I was real sick with a cold and on antibiotics," he said. "But I was one of the top four guys there. It was fun even though I was sick. I like to compete and don't like to back down for anything."

Sukay is getting a lot of interest from some of the big hitters in the Big Ten. "I am getting a lot of interest from Ohio State and Penn State," he said. I was at OSU about three weeks ago, and I'll be going to Penn State for a Junior Day on March 25. One of the Michigan coaches text-messaged me (Monday) and said they were going to start recruiting me hard. I was up there for the Notre Dame game last year." He added that he will attend the Nike combine at Ohio State, and a Junior Day at West Virginia on April 8.

Summer plans are still undecided, Sukay said. But his team is heading to South Bend for a 7-on-7 tournament. "I heard from Notre Dame a while back, so that will give me a chance to check them out a little."

He said schools are recruiting him for both the wide receiver and safety spots, and he doesn't have a position preference. "I like to catch the ball and make people miss," he said. "But I also like to hit people and knock the ball down. If I get a chance to play both ways in college than that would be great."

As a junior, Sukay had 29 receptions for 660-yards and eight touchdowns. On defense he had 58 tackles and eight interceptions. He also ran back two punts for touchdowns. "I'd like to return kicks in college too," he said.

The possibility of graduating early is an option for Sukay, but that isn't a certainty at this time. "I've looked at it," he said. "But I think I'll probably just go ahead and graduate in June. I would like to make my school choice before my season starts." A talented athlete, Sukay reports an 85-mph fastball. However, baseball isn't an option. "I don't want to play baseball in college," he said. "I'm not even playing this year. It's all football for me."

The Centurions posted an 11-1 record for 2005, losing 24-20 to eventual state champion South Park in the first round of the playoffs.

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