Kyle Nunn De-commits From Hokies
Nunn's offensive coordinator at Sumter, Coach Grayson Howell, confirmed on Friday afternoon that the talented lineman has in fact de-committed from Virginia Tech.
"Yes, that is true. He officially de-committed, and at this point, I think he's just wanting to keep his options open. He's taken a few unofficial visits over the fall, and he's just wanting to be able to still look around."
Nunn, who was invited this week to play in the 70th annual Shrine Bowl in December, has graded out very well this season, according to Howell.
"Kyle has graded out great. By far, he's having his best year ever for us. He's been consistently above 80 (percent) and has graded in the 90's on multiple occasions, which for an offensive lineman is extremely good. He's really matured and grown up. He's practicing hard every day and is playing at a very high level on Fridays."
Howell was asked to comment on what Nunn brings to the table on the gridiron, and he stated that Nunn's talents on the football field go beyond physical ability.
"Kyle is very athletic. He has a mean streak about him, which is not necessarily something you find in all high school linemen. You've got a lot of big kids out there, but I think that's something that sets him apart. He really gets after people, and he just really enjoys playing the game."
However, as is the case with any high school player, Nunn still has areas that he is working to improve in, according to Howell.
"I think with any high school kid, the biggest thing you're trying to work on is just their understanding of the game, helping them understand what's going on, and why the scheme is designed the way it is. A lot of the stuff that we do offensively is hopefully a lot of the things he's going to be asked to do at the next level. Obviously with pass protection, we do a lot of drop back stuff and play action stuff, so we're trying to get him ready, not only to play for us on Fridays, but to get him ready to play on Saturdays at some point."
Howell, who has coached Nunn throughout his high school career, believes that Nunn's versatility and frame make him a special talent, who will succeed at whatever position he plays along the line at the college level.
"I don't really know (which position he'll play in college). It's just going to depend on the weight that he adds. He's athletic enough to play at tackle, without a doubt. I don't know at 6'6 if he's a center, but I think he could play anywhere at guard or tackle for sure. He's got a frame. He's 6'6 and about 260 (pounds) right now. Obviously once he gets to wherever he's going to go, he'll be able to add plenty of weight to his frame."
Now that Nunn is no longer officially committed to the Hokies, he is opening the recruiting process back up. The in-state Gamecocks are looking to make a strong push for Nunn's services, but a recent offer from the Georgia Bulldogs has peaked Nunn's interest as well. Nunn also claims offers from North Carolina and NC State.
Stay tuned to GamecockAnthem.com for the latest news on this elite Palmetto State offensive lineman.
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