Myles Nash and his teammates at Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek were very excited to win the state championship and finish off an undefeated season. For Nash, who played numerous positions including defensive end and quarterback, it was the culmination of a lot of hard work.
"I'm very excited," said Nash. "Very few athletes across the world get a chance to win a state championship, let alone participate in one. I'm happy for me and my teammates, especially the seniors. We've never won a championship here at Timber Creek since it's been open. An undefeated season says a lot about how our program has come up the past few years and turned things around."
Nash, who is being recruited as an athlete, is garnering a lot of interest from across the country from teams like Rutgers, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Iowa, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Nebraska and N.C. State. The Scarlet Knights are his only offer so far, but they have company at the top of his list.
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"In no particular order Rutgers, South Carolina and Georgia Tech are at the top right now," said Nash. "The relationship with the coaches and the chemistry at Rutgers is very exciting. I really like the tradition they are building down there. At South Carolina I feel like offensively I would fit into their scheme. They run a spread type of offense and they like to move their quarterback around a lot, and I like that. On top of that I have a teammate that plays there, Damiere Byrd. It would be a perfect fit down there."
Nash also shared a few thoughts on Georgia Tech.
"I've talked to the coaches a lot and they've been telling me that they are very interested in me," said Nash. "They would like me to play receiver. Georgia Tech is the only school that has come out and said they want me to play receiver."
His parents and coaches are keeping him grounded and making sure he's level headed.
"They tell me to stay humble, not to rush to make a decision or feel forced into anything," said Nash. "Basically, that I need to take it one day at a time."
Nash is likely to receive plenty of recruiting interest in the coming months, but there is one specific school that he really hopes to hear from.
"Florida would be a dream offer," said Nash. "That was my favorite team growing up. Watching Chris Leak and Tim Tebow, and even now with John Brantley and Jeff Driskel. Florida would definitely be my dream offer."
Nash will most likely be attending the U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio in early January. Nash's stats this past season were 84 tackles, 13 sacks, one interception, four forced fumbles, 250 passing yards, as well as five touchdowns on offense.