Nolen Talks Recruiting

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Hampton (VA) wide receiver Todd Nolen has seen the interest in him gain by the update. In the last update, the 6-3, 175-pound star had just received an offer from UNC, adding to offers already received from Virginia, Virginia Tech and Nebraska. This time, it appears a new school will join his recruitment in the near future.

“No new offers, but Coach [Mike] Smith did call me down to his office to give Maryland my number so I guess they will call,” Nolen said. “I’m also getting letters from West Virginia, Boston College, Penn State and N.C. State.”

Of the programs recruiting him, Nolen mentioned 4 who have been in consistent contact via the telephone.

“Virginia, Virginia Tech, Nebraska and UNC,” Nolen replied when asked which programs had called him the most since September 1st. “Those 4 have been in touch with me weekly. Nebraska didn’t call early on because they said they couldn’t find my number. They told me they need a big playmaker on offense since they decided to open up the offense.”

Nolen may be close to setting official visit dates with at least 2 schools. Those visits would likely come after his senior season is complete.

“I’ve talked to UVa and Nebraska about taking official visits in December, but no dates have been set,” said Nolen, who will likely take only 3 or 4 of his official visits. “The other schools really haven’t said anything about official visits.”

Does the fact that he has seriously discussed official visits with UVa and Nebraska mean those 2 may be the favorites?

“A little bit,” Nolen replied. “Virginia Tech’s still gaining too.”

Nolen discussed what he likes the most about Nebraska, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

“The offense style,” Nolen said, referring to Nebraska. “It’s sort of like Virginia’s. I’ve only talked to Coach Elmassian. I like him…he seems like a real good guy.

“[For Virginia] I like the way they set the receivers up. They get the ball all over the field. I’ve been up there earlier this summer. The players there seem like they help you out a lot. It was like one big family. Coach London is like a friend I can talk to about anything.

“[For Virginia Tech] “I saw them play their first game, and they played real good during that game. The coaches stand out about them, and that’s about it right now. The coaches are really nice.”

Talking to the Head Coach…

Since colleges have been able to call