Spring Valley (Columbia, S.C.) OL/TE recruit Mason Cloy has been extremely busy over the past few weeks, making unofficial visits to many of the 13 schools that have extended official scholarship offers. The 6-4, 260-pound standout will now take some time off from making any more visits and hopes to narrow his list of schools in the near future.
“Actually, this weekend I’m going to sit down and narrow my list down to about three or four schools,” Cloy said. “If I get more offers, then the list could always change. But, this will be my top four schools or so out of the 13 offers I do have. My plan is to take only two or three official visits. If I do have a top four or five, I’ll eventually narrow that list too.”
Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina, N.C. State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest were among the programs that landed visits from Cloy, who has not begun to eliminate any programs.
“I really haven’t started narrowing my list down yet, to be honest,” Cloy said. “I’m taking the week off because I’m so burned out with all these visits.”
Of his experiences, Louisville and Georgia Tech were two programs that surprised Cloy – each for different reasons.
“Louisville was the biggest surprise to me,” Cloy said. “I had never been up there before. I didn’t know what to expect, but that was awesome. I mean, those guys are getting it done. I think they’re going to be one of the top programs next year.
“Georgia Tech was another one that surprised me. You really picture it as a city school because it’s in Atlanta, but it’s really not one. You can’t tell you’re in the middle of the city except for the Coke building. That was awesome, too. Personally, I like the outdoors and fishing and all that. I went into the trip thinking I didn’t know if it would be a fit. It doesn’t make a difference, though, because that’s a great school.”
Cloy was also asked about his trips to North Carolina (visited for the third time), Virginia Tech (visited for the second time) and Virginia (which was the school he most recently visited).
“This was the third time visiting UNC,” Cloy said. “The first time, I went with B.J. Phillips to the Boston College game. That was pretty good. Most of the show was about him, so I was just checking things out. The second time was for the spring game. I checked out the set up of the school, saw what kind of team they had...
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