Nick Kyles, the standout wide receiver for Milledgeville (Ga.) Baldwin High, put together an impressive season in Baldwin’s run to the second round of the playoffs. Now that his season has ended, he’s turning his attention to recruiting, which is taking shape.
“I’m talking to Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi State, Florida and Clemson,” Kyles said. “I have offers from all those schools, and I think they’re all pretty even for me for different reasons. I like Georgia because it is close to home, and they’re always a good team. I like Coach Richt (Head coach Mark) there.
“I like how Florida throws the ball around a lot and that they’re competitive in the SEC. It’s important to me to play in the SEC or ACC. Clemson has my first cousin, Leroy Hill (Starting linebacker) there right now, and he’s told me about the school so that’s a plus for them. I like Alabama and Mississippi State because they’re both showing me a whole lot of interest, and I appreciate that.
Kyles is unsure how or when he’ll make his college decision, but he has decided where he’ll visit to make up his mind.
“I’m going to take visits to Georgia, Clemson, Alabama and Florida,” he said. “I’ll go sometime in December and January, but I’m not sure yet. I’m looking for what team can be a factor in its first year, where I can help a team win, I can graduate in four years and where I’m most comfortable.
For now, Kyles can reflect on an impressive season while mulling over his choices for the future.
“I’m a big play receiver, and I can take a short ball and turn it into a big play,” Kyles said. “I had 56 catches for 1020 yards and one or two touchdowns, and my hands and run after-the-catch were great this year. They helped me be a good captain of the team. I’m fast, I have great hands and I think I’m a total package receiver.”