Toledo landed one of their top receiver targets in the 2017 class early on in the recruiting cycle back in March with Springboro, OH (Springboro) three-star Nick Kovacs. Despite interest from other programs, this talented receiver is still rock solid with the Rockets.
“I'm keeping my options open, but I'm really solid to Toledo. It would take a lot to get me away from here,” Kovacs said. "I talk to the Toledo coaching staff about twice a week, I just visited Toledo for their camp on Sunday. Toledo felt perfect right off the bat, it is a true family culture and that was a huge thing I was looking for. I also wanted somewhere where I could go and win and compete for championships and Toledo does just that. Another huge thing was the relationships I have with the coaches. Coach Sage, Wright, and Candle are absolutely incredible and some of the best coaches around. Academically, I know I will get a good education. So overall it is the perfect fit for me.”
Kovacs informed me multiple times that he is rock solid with Toledo and it would take a lot to pull him away from his pledge with Toledo. However, he is willing to listen to other programs and hear what they have to say, but does not plan to visit any other schools.
“There hasn't been anything set to visit with any schools, I'm saying I would if that's needed and I don't plan on it. I'm willing to listen to what other schools have to say, but it would take a lot to get me to consider another school. East Carolina offered and Iowa has shown interest. I've talked to ECU a few times and Iowa has talked a few times and saw me workout.”
One of the positives for Rocket fans about Kovacs is that he is trying to lure some of the Midwest’s best prospects to Toledo. What’s his recruiting pitch exactly? What does he tell fellow top recruits on why they should choose Toledo? Well, Kovacs says he has method of recruitment.
“I tell them about why Toledo is one of the top teams around and on the rise. Show them why they need to be at Toledo. I normally direct message the guys and just every now and then. Dewayne Murray, Jamal Allen among a few I am recruiting and I helped with Mitch Berg and Devonte Dunn off the top of my head. A lot of guys have interest in Toledo because they know what the program is doing and where it is going. I'll visit with guys to help recruit them.”
When Kovacs is not recruiting for his school and the Toledo coaching staff, he is training and trying to get better for his upcoming senior season. He has trained this offseason with his private trainer in the Dayton area, Evan Sawyer, who is one of the best.
“Offseason training with my team and workouts with a personal trainer along with stuff I do on my own. Evan sawyer, he's the best trainer in the Dayton area and has got me to where I am. We work on wide receiver specific drills along with footwork, explosion, and speed workouts."