Top Pa. Wideout Gets U-M Visitor Today

No, it's not a certain Mr. Clemons. It's Nick Sukay, a top performer at Pitt Scout.com and Elite Combines this spring. The Wolverines are coming in to his school today -- will they offer him?

Nick Sukay has a dream. That dream is the same as most other high school football players in the United States. Sukay wants to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Judging by his film and combine performances, Sukay may be well on his way to realizing that dream.

Scout.com has been singing the praises of Greensburg (Pa.) Central Catholic wide receiver Nick Sukay all spring. Sukay, 6-foot-1 1/2 and 200 pounds, has used the spring evaluation period to prove that he is one of the nation's elite pass catchers. Sukay has been one of the best wide receivers at any Scout.com combine this year. Sukay has helped make Central Catholic a regular stop for most college coaches who pass through Westmoreland County.

"Today, Maryland, Georgia, West Virginia, Purdue, Syracuse, and Virginia Tech all visited the school," Sukay said. "Michigan is coming in on Tuesday. Tennessee and Notre Dame have been showing a lot of interest.

Syracuse could be a wild-card in the high stakes game of trying to land Sukay. The Orange offered Sukay early and has recently offered his teammates and close friends Cody Catalina and Max Suter.

"Coach (Scott) Spencer and (Phil) Earley both came into the school today, they want all three of us there," he said. "It would definitely help Syracuse if those two went there. I would be interested for sure."

On Monday, one of the nation's elite programs added their name to a long list of offering programs.

"The TE coach from Georgia (David Johnson) visited the school today and offered me a scholarship," Sukay said. "I'm going to check them out. The offer turned my head a bit, that's a big time offer."

Coach Johnson played his high school football at Penn Hills, a perennial Pittsburgh area powerhouse. Johnson then went on to play at WVU and he spent time on the staff's of IUP and Shippensburg.

West Virginia send coach Tony Gibson to Central Catholic on Monday and he was not alone, as the Mountaineers were also represented by Rich Rodriguez. Rodriguez is one of the nation's brightest young head coaches.

Besides Georgia, Sukay holds a number of offers from the likes of Purdue, UConn, Temple, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Michigan State, Vanderbilt, Akron, Toledo, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Kentucky, Marshall, West Virginia, Rutgers, and Indiana.

Sukay is a two-way star for the centurions. As a junior, he earned All-conference and All-League honors. He was named to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25" team. Sukay caught 29 passes for 660 yards and eight touchdowns. Sukay recorded 58 tackles, six interceptions and seven forced fumbles.


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