One of the more impressive showings of last weekend's Greater Houston Area combine came from a player whose school is more than 2,000 miles from where he made a lasting mark.
Nicholas Cody, a 6'5, 283-pound offensive lineman, came all the way from Vancouver, Washington, where he is standout for Hockinson High. Not only did his size impress, his 20 reps on the 225-pound bench press also left a mark.
"I wanted to see what the best had to offer," said Cody, who made the combine trip with his
brother. "You can't truly measure yourself until you go up against the caliber of players that you'll eventually face on the next level."
"There's no one school that has an edge right now," said Cody. "It's very wide open. I'm looking forward to taking my visits and seeing where I best fit."
While making a decision before his senior year is a possibility, Cody expects that he will be pouring over letters and offers during the season.