O-Line Prospect John Nisby

The 6-2, 290-pounder from Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary's, John Nisby, proved he's one of the best interior offensive line prospects in the state at the recent L.A. Scout.com Combine, and he expects his recruiting to pick up...

Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary's offensive guard John Nisby (6-2, 290) was considered one of the two top offensive linemen at the Los Angeles Scout.com Combine, using his strength and footwork to go unbeaten in the one-on-ones.

Now he's hoping that the first scholarship offer will come his way, even though plenty of schools are showing interest.

"Arizona, Washington, Nevada, Oregon and Boise State have all come by the school," said Nisby. "Arizona and Nevada, I think they're the closest to offering me."

There are four other schools who Nisby is getting letters from, though none have visited St. Mary's, and he's hoping they have plans to come by the Stockton campus.

"Miami, Notre Dame, UCLA and Cal are all sending me a lot of letters, but they haven't come to the school yet. I like Miami a lot, and Cal and UCLA, those are two good schools in California. Notre Dame I hear from a lot," said Nisby.

Nisby said that Miami is at the top of his list, along with Arizona. "Arizona has been talking to me a lot," Nisby said. "They like me as a guard or a center. I'm going to play guard in college. I could play center, but I'm more comfortable at guard. Schools are just waiting to get my SAT score before they offer."

Nisby has shown well at the two combines where we've seen him this year: the U.S. Army All-American Combine and the Los Angeles Scout.com Combine. But it was the latter event that showed why he should be considered one of the premier linemen in the state.

"It was definitely worth going down for. I had a good experience there and learned a lot. I thought I did really well," said Nisby.

Nisby said he would likely take all five official visits before deciding on a school. He also said he is continuing to work on his grades.

"I didn't go to the Nike Camp because I had an academic thing. I took the SAT about two weeks ago and am just waiting for my results," said Nisby.


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