August 27, 2008
Van Noy talks top three
Reno (Nev.) McQueen High School star Kyle Van Noy is one of the most versatile athletes in country. He is rated as the fourth best prospect overall in Nevada and the 24th ranked athlete prospect in country according to Rivals.com.
Van Noy has reported offers from 10 schools: Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, BYU, California, Colorado, UNLV, Nevada, San Jose State and Stanford.
Oregon is another schools keeping in touch with Van Noy. He says that three programs stand out to him.
"[My top five is] Arizona State, BYU, Oregon, Colorado and Boise State," Van Noy said. "I like BYU, ASU and Oregon.
"I like Oregon's facilities and my friend and teammate Karrington Armstrong is going there," Van Noy said. "With BYU it's the coaches and the opportunity to possibly start as a freshman. ASU is a dominant team in the Pac-10. They are up there with USC every year."
The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder has the ability to lineup on both sides of the ball at a number of different positions. He has been lining up at mainly at wide receiver on offense but will see some time at tight end. On defense Van Noy has been practicing at all over the field.
"I have been practicing at defensive end, linebacker and strong safety," Van Noy said. "It depends on the situation. For instance this week in goal line situations I have been lining up at corner. It all depends on the match-ups.
"[Our first game] is Friday," Van Noy said. "We are playing Sprague Oregon. They are a senior dominant team that is returning a lot of starters. We are looking real good. We have three players on the Northern Nevada watch list. Camp went really well, we actually conditioned more than usual which has been different."
Van Noy's ability to play different positions will not play a major part in where he chooses to go to school.
"I really don't have a preference," Van Noy said. "ASU is recruiting me for the receiver/tight-end (U position). Coach Cozzetto is recruiting me. He seemed really cool when he came up to talk to me, he seemed really nice. I am sure he is a little tenser on the football field."
Van Noy has begun to plan out a timetable for making his decision, which he expects to make after the season at the earliest. Family comes first with him and when it comes time to make his college choice his family will remain his top priority.
"Location is the number one factor," Van Noy said. "I want my family to be close. I am going to visit Colorado the first weekend in October. I have scheduled a visit to BYU for the second week in January. I am also going to visit ASU and Oregon. I probably make one to Boise State too."
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