December 19, 2008
Co-leaders for Van Noy
Reno (Nev.) McQueen High School athlete Kyle Van Noy is considered to be one of the most versatile athletes in country. Van Noy is rated as the fourth best prospect in Nevada at any position according to Rivals.com.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder was a major reason why the Lancers rolled through the regular season and playoffs to a 14-0 record and 4A state championship.
Van Noy took an official visit to Arizona State last weekend.
"It went pretty well," Van Noy said. "It went real well. I had Dan Knapp as my host and it was a fun time. I got in on Saturday morning and got a pretty good tour of the campus and facilities. I got to see some possible new uniforms. They were pretty sick."
This season on offense Van Noy lined up at primarily at wide receiver but also saw time at tight end, totaling 35 receptions for 731 yards and 13 touchdowns, earning first-team all-region honors.
On defense, Van Noy was utilized all over the field, seeing time at multiple positions. He racked up 55 solo tackles, 14 sacks, ten tackles for loss, six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, one interception and four touchdowns. Van Noy also was named the defensive player of the year for the region.
The scouting report on Van Noy is that he has a great mix of size and strength combined with a physical style. Van Noy has wide shoulders and his frame will easily hold another 40 pounds or so without losing any of his overall athleticism.
"I had a one-on-one with Coach Erickson," Van Noy said. "He is a real nice guy. He told me that they still really don't know what position that they want me for. It would probably either be linebacker or tight end.
"Coach wants to see which positions aren't taken [this spring]. I would like to play early. I want to see what positions are open on the depth chart and make my move then."
Van Noy reported that BYU is recruiting him primarily for offense and that UCLA is recruiting him for linebacker.
"I really don't know what position I want to play yet, Van Noy said. "I am looking to go where I can get on the field the fastest.
Van Noy said that Arizona State plans to have an in-home visit in January after he has completed his visits.
"I have already visited Colorado and I am going to visit BYU and UCLA in January and that will be it."
"It is really down to ASU and BYU for me now," Van Noy said. "They are both equal for me now after this visit. I am going to visit UCLA but that will be it visit-wise. I have not gone down there yet so I have not ruled them out. I will make a decision after my visits."
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