Scholarship offers from Kentucky and Louisville, respectively, give Spring Valley (Columbia, S.C.) tight end/center recruit Mason Cloy a total of 13 official offers. Cloy will get a chance to check out these two programs and more in the coming few weeks, as he has set up a round of unofficial visits.
First up for the 6-4, 260-pound standout are Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Vandy has offered. Tennessee has not, but has shown very serious interest.
“[Today] I’m going to Tennessee and Vanderbilt,” Cloy said. “On Friday, I’m going to Louisville. On the way back I’m going to Kentucky. My cousin is graduating from his high school in Fort Knox (KY) on Friday, so I’m making these trips on the way to and on the way back from his graduation.
“I’m also going to Virginia Tech on June 5th and I’m going to Virginia on June 10th. For Virginia Tech, that was the only day Frank Beamer and Mike O’Cain would be there together. For Virginia, my dad keeps calling the day a blue chip day and that’s the day he wants to go. I do have other visits planned, but those aren’t set in stone yet and I don’t know if those will work out.”
What is Cloy looking for on these visits?
“Basically I’m just going to go see the school, see the campus and all that,” Cloy said. “I’m going to see if I fit in with the coaches. I will come back and basically compare schools and think of some pros and cons and things like that.”
This month, Cloy has received telephone calls from coaches from Clemson, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina and Vanderbilt. Virginia assistants Levern Belin and Bob Price have been by his school, and Virginia Tech assistant Mike O’Cain has been by the school twice. Cloy says he keeps in regular contact with Belin via the text message.
Asked if any schools had jumped ahead as favorites because of relationships he is developing with the coaches, Cloy replied “I think it’s kind of too early to tell for that.”
Cloy plans to be deliberate in his decision making process. He is open among all of the schools right now and isn’t sure when he will narrow his list.
“I plan on taking all my official visits,” Cloy said. “I don’t know if it will work out that way, but I hope I get the chance to take all of them.”
Spring Valley has had its spring practice already and begins summer workouts tomorrow. Before spring practice, Cloy played lacrosse...
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