He lives a little off the beaten path, but three-star Humboldt (Tenn.) athlete Nick McLilly is hoping that college coaches go the extra mile this spring to come take a look at him in person.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound McLilly already has one SEC offer from Vanderbilt and continues to receive interest from Tennessee as well.
The Commodores were the first to offer McLilly and continue to recruit him hard.
"[Offensive line] Coach Herb [Hand] came by my school today and talked to me," McLilly said Tuesday. "He said they really want to see me down at the camp and I think I'll probably go."
One aspect that has McLilly very interested in Vanderbilt is the possibility to pursue a career in medicine.
"I've been thinking a lot about them because they have a good medical program," he said. "I would like to have a career in sports medicine so that's something I'm looking into."
In addition to Vanderbilt, McLilly got to take a closer look at Tennessee during a trip to Knoxville for the Vols spring game earlier this month.
"It was a pretty good trip," McLilly said. "I got to tour their facilities and watch the game. The stadium was huge and I liked the crowd. They also have a great weight facility that I really liked."
Despite growing up in the Volunteer State, McLilly said he doesn't have allegiance to either in-state school, which is helping him to keep his options open.
"I've never had a team that I've favored," McLilly said. "I like to play football but I don't get caught up rooting for teams."
Once school wraps up McLilly said he's hoping to attend at least a few camps on-campus this summer, but hasn't made any concrete plans.