Class of 2015 Buford (Ga.) offensive guard Nick Polino is currently chasing a state championship ring, but it hasn't stopped the 6-foot-4, 270-pounder from staying active in the recruiting process.
This past weekend Polino was at Georgia Tech for the Yellow Jackets overtime loss to Georgia and said the trip was just one of many he's taken recently.
"Recruiting is picking up a lot," he said. "Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi State and Auburn I'm starting to hear from a lot. I've been going to games frequently. I've been to a couple of Georgia games, a couple of Tennessee games and couple of Auburn games."
Polino sounds like a politician when asked to pick his favorite trip of the fall, but he does have three schools that stood out.
"I like Tennessee, Georgia and Georgia Tech," he said. "They show the best hospitality from my stand point. They try to make sure that you're comfortable with everything and that they treat you first class when you show up."
Polino already has an offer from the Yellow Jackets but said he's also intrigued by new interest from Georgia.
"I'm starting to hear from their coaches more frequently," Polino said of the Dawgs. "Coach McClendon came out to our game last week. They're starting to reach out and have more contact."
When asked to pick the coach he's hit it off with the most, again it was Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Georgia assistants getting the nod.
"Coach Roof from Georgia Tech is a great guy," Polino said. "Coach Mahoney at Tennessee is a great guy. McClendon and Friend from Georgia are great guys too. They all seem like first class guys to me so I'd love to play for any of them."
With all three programs running different offensive systems, Polino said he's flexible and thinks his skill set can fit in any offense.
"I'm not too picky about it," he said. "I'll go with the flow anywhere but I'd like to be an offense like we run at Buford [spread] but I'll adapt to anything."