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This weekend will be an important one in the recruitment of Stone Bridge (Ashburn, VA) offensive line recruit Andrew Nuss . The 6-6, 285-pound will head to Notre Dame later this week for a one-day camp/combine event and could hear soon as to whether or not the Irish will extend a scholarship offer.
“I’m going to Notre Dame on Thursday and they are having a one-day combine on Saturday,” Nuss said. “Basically, I’m going there and I’ll see if I get an offer from them. They saw me at Penn State Nike camp and came down to my school.”
Nuss is certainly interested in Notre Dame.
“I’d have a hard decision then,” Nuss said of his reaction if Notre Dame offered. “I have a hard decision now, but if Notre Dame offered it would be even harder.
“They have the tradition, I love ‘Rudy’ (laughs) and growing up watching them I was just like ‘I’m going to go there one day’.”
Purdue and Temple are the two most recent offers for Nuss, who had already received written offers from Duke, Georgia, Maryland, N.C. State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. Still looking to make a summer decision – though he is not exactly sure if it will be mid-summer or closer to his senior season – the Stone Bridge standout talked about his current favorite schools.
“It’s so hard right now. It’s like a group still. It’s like Georgia, UVa, Virginia Tech, Maryland,” Nuss said. “I like other schools like Boston College and Notre Dame, but they haven’t offered yet. I’m going about it business-wise, so I’ll take them into consideration too if they were to offer.”
Nuss gave his thoughts on three of the four top programs – Georgia, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
“I thought it was really nice,” Nuss said of his first and only visit so far to Georgia. “To me, the campus was really nice with all the old trees. It’s really filled in nice. Size doesn’t really matter to me, but my parents thought it was really big and spread out. That doesn’t really matter to me.”
“UVa is definitely one of my top choices with group I’ve already said,” said Nuss, who has visited UVa four times. “A lot of the coaches – about five of them – came on the first day [of the May evaluation period]. The next week they came with a couple other guys. I know how much they want me, and...
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