It was a solid junior season for Lexington cornerback Nick Graves this year. The 6'2 170 pound prospect has continued the momentum from this season on to the off season and his recruitment has started to take flight as of late picking up some early offers. We caught up with Graves recently to talk about his season, recruitment, and more.
So how did Graves feel when he landed his first and second offers from Gardner-Webb and Charleston Southern?
"It felt great knowing that all the hard work was paying off."
The 2016 prospect had 42 tackles, 15 pass break ups, 4 interceptions, 1 safety, and averaged 30.5 yards per kick return.
There are currently plenty of other schools taking a look at Graves he informed us. He also let us know which ones are making a stronger push compared to others.
"Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Charlotte, Columbia, Furman, Wofford, Presbyterian, Citadel, Mercer, Coastal Carolina, Elon, East Carolina, SC State, and Liberty. That's a hard one to say but I'd say Georgia Southern, Mercer, Citadel, and App State."
Graves says he attended junior days at both Clemson and Furman this year and that he's attended spring practices at Charlotte, Citadel, and Elon.
He talked a little about what he likes best about each of the schools he's visited so far.
"Charlotte has top notch facilities and I loved the pace of their practice. The Citadel had a very intense practice, I loved that. They have nice facilities and they made me feel like part of the team. Clemson, what's not to like about Clemson."
Asked if he felt like he had an idea which schools could be the next to offer him he said, "My guess would be Presbyterian, SC State, or Mercer."
The 2016 prospect says his speed, quickness, height, knowledge of the game, and intensity are his biggest strengths right now on the field. There are some areas he feels he'd really like to improve to help take his game to a new level too.
"Strength, I have to stay on it in the weight room."
A student of the game Graves shared some players he likes to study to try and learn tricks and nuances of the game to give him an advantage.
When looking at potential schools Graves says a couple of factors will be highly important to him in making a decision.
"Coaching staff, education, and style of play. Also love a great atmosphere too."
Stay tuned to SCPrepNation.com as we'll continue to follow Nick Graves recruitment heading towards his senior season next year.
Graves landed his 3rd offer after the conclusion of this interview from The Citadel.
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