"(Coach Bates) liked what he saw, he was going to show the other coaches," said Cody Small. "He said I should go for a day camp, and if I impress the other coaches, I'll surely be walking out of Northwestern with an offer."
Small is looking at each option carefully, and doesn't plan on making a quick decision.
"Right now, my mind is open," Small said. "I'm not going to commit early. I'm waiting to see some colleges. Based on that, I'll make my decision and hope I make the right choice."
Ever since the Wildcats began expressing interest, Small has been researching what Northwestern is like. He says Northwestern is definitely one of his top-five schools.
"So far, I like it," he said. "I've been on the website. I know they're known for academics. It would be a great school for football and a great education. I'd be interested if I got an offer."
Small says he definitely plans on attending camp at Northwestern, and is shooting for their camp on July 27th. In that camp, he will work out in front of Coach Bates and the rest of the coaching staff, with the hopes of impressing them enough to pick up an offer.
"I'm going to go up to camp and give it everything I have and try to impress the coaches and get them to like me," Small said.
Small is an impact player in Cy-Wood's spread offense. He is listed as an "athletic" on the depth chart, but in that system, Small can line up as a tight end, wide receiver, slot receiver, and running back.
With this versatility, Small would be a good fit for Northwestern's similar style of offense.
"I think that's why Coach Bates told me I could fit in with their offense pretty well," he said. I'm a versatile player and can play all those positions,"