Slim Nick Cody Leaves a Big Impression

He may be the first Division I prospect ever from tiny Hockinson High School, in Brush Prairie (Vancouver) Washington, but tiny is hardly a description for Nick Cody. Standing 6-6 and weighing in at 290 pounds many are impressed with his "slim" frame.

Cody was at Oregon's Junior Day held last week to coincide with the annual spring game held at Autzen Stadium just two and half hours away from home. Both Nick and his mom were greatly impressed with Oregon.

Oregon has been and always will be one of my favorite schools and teams," Cody told eDuck Sports in an email. "Coach Greatwood and I have been in touch via text, and after recently watching my tape, he told me that he was going to recommend to Coach Bellotti that Oregon offer."

Another Duck coach was in Vancouver on Tuesday and visited Hockinson. Coach Robin Pflugrad stopped by and passed along that he was impressed with Cody's "slim" frame.

During Nick's spring break he had a great opportunity to get to know another Vancouver product, Josh Tschirgi (Skyview HS) the three-year letterman will be entering his senior season Oregon. When Tschirgi was back home for a few days, he and Cody worked out together.

"Kind of a great situation, but he (Tschirgi) worked with me and really helped me out," wrote Cody. "I learned a lot, and he even showed me quite a few things the Ducks do, all of it which I liked and thought fit my strengths."

Right now Cody is listing Oregon, Oregon State and Purdue as his top schools. All three are showing a lot of interest. However, it is pretty clear what Cody would do if he should get an offer from the Ducks.

"It would be hard for me not to commit to Oregon if they offered soon, but my head coach wants to be sure that I take the time and make the right decision, since I will be the first Hockinson kid to have the opportunity to go Division I," admitted Cody. "I would probably at least wait until I take my visits, but it would be hard for me to say no to a team I have loved for so long. On the bright side, I will get more attention from other schools, and hopefully because of that the younger studs below me at Hockinson can get some looks."

Now that the word is out, it's likely at least one Hockinson product is going to get more looks.

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