Cloy Keeping His Options Open

Pack Pride has the latest on offensive lineman Mason Cloy, the latest lineman to earn an offer from NC State.

Not too many prospects are identified so early as probably centers in college, and even fewer have impressive offer lists to boast of.

Offensive lineman Mason Cloy is the exception, and he's being targeted by some of the South's top programs. He already has offers from schools like NC State, Virginia Tech, Clemson, South Carolina, Southern Miss, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.

"I'm totally wide open at this point, and I'm not ready to narrow things down," said Cloy. "I couldn't begin to choose one or two schools that are above the others at this point. Basically I'm just looking at the schools that have offered me and they're all even right now. I know most of those schools have good programs and academics."

At 6-4, 260-pounds, Cloy has about average size for a high school prospect projected to play center at the next level. He also runs the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds and has good footwork.

"I've been able to play tight end so far in high school, but most coaches are talking about moving me to center when I get to college. I guess that would be about right for my size and quickness. I know the game pretty well too."

Spring Valley, Cloy's high school team, posted an impressive 11-3 record last year. In the first seven games Cloy started at center. In the last seven he started at tight end.

"I think I had about 68 knockdowns on the year at both positions combined. At tight end I caught eight passes for 127 yards and blocked pretty well."

Cloy's father is currently stationed in Iraq. He has been there since May of 2005, and will be returning home next month. Cloy is in the middle of lacrosse season, so he hasn't been able to attend junior days.

"I don't know where I'm going to be camping, but I will probably attending several in the near future. I just don't know that much about schools right now. Once I finish up with lacrosse I'll have more time to dedicate to football recruiting."

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