Spring Valley standout Mason Cloy had somewhat of a difficult time narrowing his list of schools from 13 to three, but he has finally done so. Techsideline.com caught up with the 6-4, 260-pound tight end/center prospect to find out which three made the cut, where he goes from here and if he has a leader among the three.
“It was tough,” Cloy said of narrowing his list. “I can think of maybe seven schools where it was tough, but some of them didn’t meet my criteria so I had to let them go. Louisville and Virginia were probably the hardest to cut. But the other ones I could kind of walk on campus and figure out they weren’t for me.”
The three finalists include Clemson, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech.
“For all my criteria and every aspect in looking into a school and football, Clemson pretty much covered all of it,” Cloy said. “Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech are kind of in the same boat right now. I felt extremely comfortable going to both of those schools. I like the areas. I went to a lot of places, but when I walked onto the campuses of Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech I thought it was really nice and I could see myself playing at those places. That really only happened at three schools. Those were the three.”
PalmettoSports.com reported that Cloy favors Clemson with Georgia Tech second and Virginia Tech third. Cloy commented on the current order of his three finalists.
“Clemson is the favorite, but there is a little bit that plays into it,” Cloy said. “I’ve been there the most. I’ve been there twice and I’ve spent a lot of time there. I’ve met the players. I’ve eaten lunch with the players. I’ve had a chance to do the whole deal at Clemson and I haven’t had the chance to do that at my other two schools.
“The main reason why I have Georgia Tech seeded ahead of Virginia Tech even though I’ve spent more time at Virginia Tech is because I want to take ROTC in college and that doesn’t really work well at Virginia Tech. We’re checking out other options and if those come through then Virginia Tech could definitely move up on the scale.”
Though he is down to three schools, Cloy does not appear close to making a decision. In fact, he wants to wait a while.
“Probably closer to the middle of the season,” Cloy said of when a decision could come. “I’m going to try to take a couple of official visits before committing.
“I think I might only do two official visits, but it’s a little far ahead for that right now. I’m just relaxing now (laughs).”
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