Kevin Pyne is one of the most promising young offensive linemen in the 2020 class. The Millis, Mass. stand out already has a long list of scholarship offers and taken lots of visits but he is eager to learn more.
IN HIS OWN WORDS…
"When all the offers came so fast it was really surprising," Pyne said. "I got Rhode Island then Boston College and Michigan came after that. They kept coming for a couple of weeks. It was kind of baffling but now it slowed down and I can really appreciate it.
"This summer I took a trip down to N.C. State, North Carolina, Duke, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Florida State, and Florida," he said. "I've obviously been to Boston College too. I've met and talked to great people everywhere I go. Seeing them in person and watching them coach is really great. That's what I like the most
"The first trip I did was Florida State and just seeing their stadium and everything that have was just amazing," Pyne said. "Clemson's new facility is incredible. They even have a slide there and basketball and minigolf. The money they put into these programs down south is incredible. I work out with Jon Baker from Boston College in the offseason. It was pretty cool to see him there when I visited.
"I'm benefiting from how familiar my dad is with a lot of coaches and the recruiting process from having gone through this with my two older brothers," he said. "I'm looking into academics and locations of the schools. Those are the things that are going to stay constant. Coaches can move around a lot. Probably this spring and summer I'll do a West Coast visit but nothing is planned just yet."
There are few young linemen with as high a ceiling as Pyne. Michigan, Tennessee, UCLA, Virginia Tech, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, and many others have already pulled the trigger on Pyne and he's trying to make the rounds to see as many schools as he can. Pyne's family is very familiar with the recruiting process and will go through the process in a very deliberate fashion. Expect for Michigan, North Carolina, and other high academic institutions to get a strong look from Pyne. Virginia Tech will also get a strong look from Pyne because his father, Jim Pyne, is in the Virginia Tech hall of fame.