6-4, 260-pound Mason Cloy saw time at the center and tight end positions in his junior season last year. He did very well at both positions and, although most programs see him as a center on the 1A level, he is getting a few looks to play tight end.
“ Mason Cloy is a center and we moved him to tight end out of necessity,” Spring Valley head coach Jimmy Noonan said. “That tells you how athletic this kid is. He runs a sub 5.0 in the 40. He’s the area’s best lacrosse player.”
Clemson, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina, Southern Miss, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest have officially offered Cloy who, unlike his teammate Quinton Richardson, will wait until the fall to make his verbal commitment. Richardson verbally committed to South Carolina earlier this month.
“I’m going to take it a lot slower,” Cloy said. “I want to have a top five by the end of summer. I’m going to take my official visits during the season and I will probably make my decision about mid-way through the season.”
This spring, Cloy has made unofficial visits to Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. Both Virginia Tech and Virginia have offered the Spring Valley standout and both are under serious consideration. In fact, Cloy says he will make unofficial visits to both places this summer.
“I like both schools,” Cloy said. “I went to Virginia Tech’s spring game. They have some big boys up there. The thing I really like about their team is that they are blue collar. They seem to put in a lot of hard work and they produce.
“The thing I like about Virginia is that they want me as a tight end and they produce tight ends in the NFL. Also, it’s one of the top schools as far as education goes.”
Cloy, who says location will not be a factor in his decision, commented on Clemson and South Carolina.
“Both have some pull,” Cloy said. “South Carolina of course has coach Spurrier and it’s a program on the rise. He’s a legend, but he’s also a nice guy. I’ve met him in person. Clemson has signed some great recruits and you can’t deny that. Their offensive line is opening up after this season. I think they have almost all seniors on the offensive line. Their center is a senior and they are recruiting me as a center.”
Are there any early favorites?
“No, sir,” Cloy replied. “Every school is even with me.”
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