BOTHELL, Wash. – Brush Prairie (Wash.) Hockinson offensive lineman Nick Cody was one of the top offensive line prospects at the Rivals.com Junior Day this past weekend at Bothell High School.
There were plenty of really good looking big men at the event, and Cody was definitely one of them.
After earning all-state honors as a junior, Cody measured in at 6-foot-5 and 289 pounds on Saturday and definitely passed the eyeball test. It's no surprise at all that he's getting interest from many of the top programs in the region.
"I've been hearing from the Northwestern Pac-10 schools – Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State," he said. "Then I've been getting a couple letters from Illinois and Purdue."
"Right now Oregon would probably be No. 1. Then followed by Washington, Washington State and Oregon State."
So why are the Ducks so high on his radar?
"They've always been one of my favorite teams," he said. "They just had a really good recruiting class. I just really like the offense they run and their zone blocking scheme. I just think it would be a really good fit for me."
Cody is right. He describes his playing style as an "aggressive technician style blocker." He also said he's good at getting to the second level and he moves really well. But he's also quick to pass the credit when asked to brag on himself.
"You know I'm more just satisfied with making sure my running backs and quarterback are happy," he said. "At the end of the day that's what really matters to me."
What matters to him in the recruiting process are several factors with location being one of the big ones.
"I'd like to go somewhere where I don't have too many distractions, but I'm willing to go anywhere," he said. "I'm more about the program and the education I'm going to get."
The education he wants is in broadcast or print journalism.
"Who knows maybe someday I can come work for Rivals.com," he said. "That would be an amazing opportunity."
But first, he's excited about the opportunities he might get from the college coaches.