West Coast recruiting fans will have a good reason to get up early on Tuesday. That's because four-star, Rivals250 offensive tackle Nick Cody is planning on announcing his decision live on Rivals Radio at 6:15 a.m. PST.
Cody, who is 6-foot-5 and 289-pounds, is ranked as the No. 3 player in Washington and the No. 27 offensive tackle in the nation. At Brush Prairie (Wash.) Hockinson, Cody was a first team all-Greater St. Helens 2A selection and a first-team all-state pick as a junior.
He was also dominating at the Palo Alto NIKE Training Camp, where he earned raving reviews for his aggressiveness, solid footwork and great college-ready body.
"I have been playing football since I was 8-years-old, and I believe that I have a passion for blocking that I just thrive on," Cody said.
"I enjoy pass blocking and really work on my technique, and I am pretty good at getting to the second level and taking some guys out of the play. I have pretty good feet, I've been very healthy, and I play the game with a lot of controlled emotion. I've also been working a lot on technique."
Where he will take his game to is still a secret.
He has admitted that Oregon has been his leader in the past and Cal and Oregon State are also in his top three. But he said all the schools on his list have positives that he could easily allow him to excel there, too.
He has more than 10 offers, but Oregon, Oregon State, Purdue, Stanford, UCLA and Washington State are the top schools that have offered him.
"I like coach Greatwood at Oregon a lot," Cody said. "He's a great guy, and I'm really comfortable with the area, the campus and it's just a good fit for me. I like coach Belotti a lot too, he's one of those that doesn't have to say a lot but after he's done talking, you're all fired up and ready to go."
"Corvallis is close to home, and it's a lot like where I'm from. They were one of the first schools to offer and I know if I went there, I would be able to focus on football and school and that would be a good thing. I have a good relationship with coach Tedford at Cal as well. I talked with him about my dad, who passed away last year, and I was just really comfortable with him."