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Big changes ahead for Kurz

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LSU was the frontrunner for Cody Kurz and the inside linebacker from Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure was trying to schedule an official visit but now it looks like the Tigers have dramatically slowed things down and Kurz doesn't know where he stands with the SEC powerhouse.
"I'm not really sure," Kurz said. "I haven't really talked to the coaches or anything. They've been really quiet so I don't really know. They haven't told me anything. I haven't heard anything at all."
Now that LSU might be slipping away as an option, Kurz said he recently picked up an offer from New Mexico State and is planning to visit there the weekend of Jan. 21.
He hasn't talked much with the Aggies but former St. Bonaventure standout Dylan Davis plays for them so there's at least a connection there.
Cincinnati and Nevada are also talking with Kurz, a 6-foot-3, 238-pound prospect, so there are options but he's almost starting over in a sense because he thought LSU could have been the place for him.
Colorado and Washington have also offered but Kurz hasn't set up visits with either of those schools.
"I'm just looking all over right now," Kurz said. "I have open eyes for whoever comes after me. Those are the teams I'm going to focus on. I'm open to everybody.
"I never talked to (New Mexico State) before they offered. Most of my scholarships I never really talked to those schools before. The schools I've been talking to a long time haven't offered me. It bugs me a lot."
The trip to New Mexico State could be important. Since he has at least one connection there and he could possibly play early, Kurz said he's taking a serious look at that school and the visit will be crucial.
It would also be a huge pickup for the Aggies since Rivals.com rates Kurz as the No. 27 inside linebacker nationally and No. 38 in the California state rankings. Plus, he plays at a highly respected program in Southern California.
"I think I'll (visit) because they want me to come in and probably try to start next year," Kurz said. "I'm going to go see it for myself."
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