The Story at Sumter

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Last week, Sumter (S.C.) offensive line recruit Kyle Nunn reportedly de-committed from Virginia Tech in order to make official visits to other schools. At the same time, it was reported that Kendrick Pressley, an athlete recruit out of the same high school, had committed to the Hokies this summer. caught up with Sumter Head Coach Paul Sorrells for the latest on both situations.

Nunn De-commits…

After making an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech for the Georgia Tech game, 6-5, 275-pound Kyle Nunn reaffirmed his commitment to Virginia Tech but added that he would continue to take unofficial visits to other schools. Three weeks later, he decided he wanted to make official visits to other programs and chose to de-commit.

“Sometimes, I think it’s sort of sad where the recruiting process has gotten,” Sorrells said. “Sometimes kids feel they need to commit early or else lose an opportunity. Sometimes, though, committing early can cut opportunities. Kyle’s stock has gone up throughout his senior year. He has been selected to the North Carolina/South Carolina Shrine Bowl. Sometimes you need to solidify things early, but sometimes kids can make decisions too quickly. It’s not that Virginia Tech is no longer necessarily where he wants to go, but he realizes there may be more things out there and he wants to check them out.”

What was the reaction of Virginia Tech’s coaching staff to the news?

“I really can’t answer that,” Sorrells said. “I haven’t heard from them directly since Kyle de-committed. I have not heard from them. I don’t know if Kyle has heard anything. He hasn’t told me.”

As of now, Nunn is still seriously considering Virginia Tech. About five other schools are in the mix as well.

“He has talked about setting up some official visits,” Sorrells said of Nunn. “He has been doing a whole lot of unofficial visits. He has been going to games all fall long. There is interest from Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson (no offer), N.C. State and North Carolina. All of those schools are very interested from what I can tell.”

Sorrells discussed his star offensive tackle’s 2006 season.

“He has had a real good year,” Sorrells said. “He has been very good week-to-week. His level of play has been right up there. He comes