Tight End, Class of 2022
Gonzaga, Washington, DC
Under normal circumstances, Nate Kurisky has a 40-minute commute from his home in Loudon, Virginia, to his high school in Washington, DC – Gonzaga. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has left him, like millions of other Americans, stuck at home.
Kurisky’s recruitment though has still seen a steady rise. Now with offers from Virginia Tech, Maryland, Vanderbilt, Boston College and Pittsburgh, he’s trying to get as good of a virtual look as he can at each offer. But that doesn’t make the forced time off much easier.
“Ever since we were out of school, it feels like a month,” Kurisky said. “It just feels like the days are longer, not leaving your house. We can’t do workouts at the school, but I go to a turf field and do speed stuff, lift at my house.”
Kurisky has still been in contact with numerous coaches, virtually or by phone, over the past couple of weeks. Until he can see more places in person, though, Kurisky said he won’t make any moves in his recruitment.
“I’m young in the whole process,” he said. “I just want to go see the coaching staffs at all the schools. Having a good relationship with the coaches is really important to me. Me being a tight end, it helps to know what schools use it most, what formations they play. That’s good to know.”
The Hokies are the newest school to jump in with an offer, which they made March 19. Kurisky, though, already had some familiarity with Virginia Tech.
“I mean, I’ve talked to them (football coaches), but I don’t know anything much yet (about the football program),” he said. “I do know the school. My sister goes there, but I don’t know anything with the coaches. I’ve been to a couple of games. They have a good fan base, and my sister loves it there. I see good school pride, and the school is a good college town. She was excited because she goes there, so it was a cool moment.”
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