Virginia Beach Combine News and Notes

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A new name on the recruiting scene is Kellam tight end/defensive end Greg Nosal (pronounced No-sal). A 6-7, 255-pound prospect, Nosal projects as a tight end or offensive tackle on the next level.

“I think colleges are recruiting me for both,” Nosal replied when asked if schools like him as a tight end or offensive tackle. “I think I’m pretty versatile.”

Nosal earned an official scholarship offer from Virginia Tech back in February. He is being recruited by the Hokies as a tight end initially, but the coaches have indicated that he could also project as an offensive tackle.

“I think it was late February,” Nosal said of the Virginia Tech offer. “I was real excited. I was ecstatic. They had shown a lot of interest and coach kind of tipped me off that they were thinking about it. When it happened, I was really surprised.”

Tech may be his only offer for now, but don’t be surprised if more flow in this month. Virginia is among the other programs that are showing very serious interest.

“UVa, North Carolina, N.C. State are showing a lot of interest, and I’ve talked to the Florida coaches,” Nosal said. “Virginia Tech, Virginia, North Carolina and Akron have come by the school [during the evaluation period].”

A decision will likely come before the start of Kellam’s season.

”I just want to see what comes this month and make my decision off that. I think I’m going to make a decision before the season starts,” Nosal said. “I’m just keeping my options open right now. I don’t have any favorites.”

Nosal, who played alongside several solid offensive linemen last season including seniors Tyler Miller (William & Mary signee) and Corbett Harris (Appalachian State signee), felt he played well overall last season. This season, he says he will stay at tight end and defensive end but acknowledged that he may see time at offensive tackle as well.

“I think I did all right,” Nosal said. “Our offense is based around the wing-T, so we don’t pass the ball a lot. I got used to that. I’m probably going to be an offensive tackle in college and I got a chance to do a lot of run blocking and everything.”

At yesterday’s combine, we timed Nosal at 4.9 in the 40-yard dash. He also put up 18 repetitions in the 185-pound bench press. He wasn’t too happy with the amount of reps, as he had put up 21 reps