Coffeyville's Nick Puetz talks recruiting

A player just starting to make his way onto recruiting lists is Coffeyville OL Nick Puetz (6-4, 305). He recently received an offer from a Conference USA school and several other D-1 programs have made it known he's a player they are after. JCFootball.com caught up with the gifted offensive lineman and he updated us on things…

Puetz prepped in Kansas and wasn't recruited much so he headed to Coffeyville to see if he could keep playing the game he loved.

"I got here and it was the right fit," Puetz told JCFootball.com recently. "I played right guard last year, but this year I'm playing mostly left guard and during the spring I played guard, center and tackle so I'm pretty versatile. I can play almost anywhere."

Puetz is a player who schools have fallen in love with what Puetz can do on the field. So much so that one has offered and several more could be extending full rides in the very near future.

"Houston has offered me and I'm taking a visit out there on November 27th to visit them," Puetz said. "Wyoming is another school that hasn't technically offered me, but they said when I come out and visit them they will most likely have one for me. I'm going to work on setting one up with them as well.

"The other schools that are talking to me right now are Arizona, Louisiana-Monroe, Rutgers and Maryland. South Florida called me, but I haven't talked to them in a while so I'm not really sure how serious they are about me."

So what is it about him that has made schools offer?

"Most of them said they really like my size because I'm almost 6-4 and I'm over 300 pounds," Puetz said. "I have solid technique and that's what a lot of the coaches have said they really like about me."

We'll have more from Puetz down the road, but at this point he's a player to keep an eye on.

Because there was some confusion with his transcripts, he's waiting to hear from the NCAA Clearinghouse to see if he was a full-qualifier out of high school. If that's the case he plans to sign in December and enroll in January at the school of his choice. If not, he will need to wait until May before he gets his AA degree and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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