Offers piling up for Nagy

With nine scholarship offers on the table and a couple more possibly coming, Hudson, Ohio, offensive lineman Bill Nagy has plenty of college options.

With nine scholarship offers on the table and a couple more possibly coming, it is no wonder Hudson, Ohio, offensive lineman Bill Nagy is in no hurry to pick a college just yet.

Nagy has two official visits scheduled and he has a log jam to sort out before he can schedule his other three visits.

"I'm going to go to a lot of games and I plan on doing a lot of unofficial visits still," said the 6-foot-5, 295-pound Nagy. "I still haven't decided on my last three official visits. I don't know how that's going to work out or who they are just yet."

With his senior year of high school just under way, Nagy will have to sort through mail and offers from Boston College, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Maryland, Northwestern, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin.

While he lists no favorites, Nagy has scheduled official visits to Wisconsin (Dec. 3) and Syracuse (Dec. 10).

Where does Indiana fit into his list?

"I'm definitely planning on going to Indiana with my dad," Nagy said. "That's one of the schools I would like to go to see a game."

Nagy was in Bloomington over the summer for an unofficial visit and the city caught his eye.

"I'm not that familiar with (Indiana head coach Terry) Hoeppner or his coaching staff yet," Nagy said. "I did meet them when I took an unofficial visit to IU this summer.

"Bloomington was a beautiful place. It was really what people always say it is. It was a really nice campus and I liked the atmosphere. The facilities were great just like you're going to get at any Big Ten school. It seems like their program is really on the uprising. They have a great coach and everything looks to be getting better for them."

With so many schools already offering Nagy, it looks like it will take the intangibles to bring him to the Indiana campus – something IU may have to offer.

"Atmosphere is definitely going to factor into my decision," Nagy said. "You have to feel comfortable at a place you are going to live for at least four years. Indiana did have a nice atmosphere.

"And I'm definitely looking for a good, well-rounded education wherever I go. I would like to major in sports management or business, but I'm not totally decided just yet. I know Indiana has real good programs in both, which is nice."

Another reason Indiana may continue to stay on Nagy's list is its proximity to his Hudson, Ohio, home.

"Growing up in Ohio I was always a big Ohio State and Big Ten football fan," Nagy said. "It was always a goal of mine to play in the Big Ten when I got older. Now I may have that chance with four Big Ten schools already giving me offers, and Ohio State still wants to see my game footage. I think I have mail from just about every school in the conference.

"I want my friends and family to be able to come see my games and not have to travel too far."

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