Walk-on Possibility for Athens Academy LB

GAVSV.com caught up with Athens Academy linebacker Nick Stiles recently to see how his recruiting process is going.

It looks like the 6-foot-1, 240-pound linebacker Nick Stiles may be staying at home in Athens as a preferred walk-on with the Bulldogs.

"I was offered a preferred walk-on with Georgia," said Nick Stiles. "They said they were going to get back with mt this week.  The coach told me they still had to talk about their numbers and stuff.  He said there was a good chance that we could get together once they start two-a-days in the summer." 

Stiles led the Spartans with 82 tackles, had 5 tackles for loss, two pass breakups and two fumble recoveries for a defense that allowed only 10 points per game.

Athens Academy advanced all the way to the Class A state semifinals before losing to Clinch County 16-13 at the Georgia Dome.

"Athletically we were probably down this year compared to the past few years," Stiles said. "I think the key to this year's success was that we played well together.  We were able to stay away from the injuries too."

Stiles is still waiting for his first offer, but Air Force assistant Coach Clay Hendrix invited Nick up to the Academy for an official visit.

"I think I'm going on an official visit next weekend to Air Force," he said. "Coach Hendrix started recruiting me pretty hard when he was at Furman.  Now he's the offensive line coach at the Air Force Academy and he's been talking to me about coming up there for a visit."

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Nick Stiles in the semifinals at the Georgia Dome.

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