Nunn Happy To Be a Gamecock

Sumter High School (Sumter, SC) 3-star offensive lineman Kyle Nunn decided to end the recruiting process on Saturday night, as he committed to the home state South Carolina Gamecocks. The athletic lineman chose the Gamecocks over offers from Virginia Tech, Georgia, North Carolina, and NC State. Read inside for full story.



Nunn, who originally committed to Virginia Tech back in July, talked about what ultimately helped him decide to become a Gamecock.

"I committed before the game Saturday. I wanted to be closer to home, its location. I looked at everything from an educational standpoint, and they have one of the top business schools on the east coast. That's what I'm planning on majoring in, business. Everything, they have a good football program. Being close to home is the biggest part. I'm very close to the staff, and I get along great with Mark Smith, the strength coach. It just made the most sense to me."

At 6'6 and 280 pounds, Nunn has an ideal frame for a lineman, but he says that he has yet to talk to the Gamecock coaches about the possibility of early playing time at South Carolina.

"We haven't really discussed that yet, but I'm sure it's going to depend on how I do at camp. Coach Sorrells (Nunn's high school coach) has talked about me possibly playing center, guard, or tackle. He said I have the athletic ability to do that. We haven't really talked about early playing time, and it really doesn't matter to me if I redshirt or play my freshman year."

While Nunn has the versatility to end up at center or guard at the college level, he stated that playing offensive tackle would be his first choice.

"I would like to play tackle, but I really don't mind. Playing time, if I can play early at center, I'll play center. If I can play at guard, I'll play at guard, but if I play tackle, that'd be great."

After deciding to commit to Virginia Tech, Nunn continued to check out his options at other schools, including South Carolina, but Nunn stated that he is now firm in his commitment to the Gamecocks, and he will not be taking any more visits.

"I'm planning on just going to USC. I'm a Gamecock for good."

Sumter assistant coach Grayson Howell, who is Nunn's offensive coordinator at Sumter High School, commented on his star lineman's play this season and what he means to the Sumter program.

"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 commented on what all Nunn brings to the table on the gridiron, but 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."

Nunn becomes the Gamecocks eighth commitment in the 2007 recruiting class, and he joins Quintin Richardson and greyshirt Ryan Broadhead as offensive linemen that will come in with this class.


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