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WR Pascley gaining interest after NIKE

Going into the Virginia Tech Nike Camp Marlington, Ohio wide receiver Troy Pascley wasn't a familiar name outside his home state. But after the camp the 6-foot-2, 185-pounder has made a name for himself.
Already Pascley has seen Akron and Bowling Green jump on with offers, but the receiver is also seeing heavy interest from West Virginia, Oklahoma, Miami (Ohio), Ohio State, Michigan State and Toledo. Does he have any favorites?
"My favorite right now is Ohio State because they were the first school to show interest in me," he said. "Then I would put Michigan State after them and then Oklahoma. Every time I've been down to Ohio State they make me feel so much at home. The staff is full of really good guys and they make you feel comfortable and it's a great atmosphere to play football. I like Michigan State's position coaches and the entire staff is nice and their facilities are awesome too.
"My coach knows Bob Stoops, but I really don't know too much else about Oklahoma except they have a winning tradition and a prestigious program."
Next up for Pascley, visits to Ohio State and Michigan State. As for a decision, it looks like the wide receiver plans to finish it up by the end of summer.
"I want to commit this summer as soon as I'm done with camps and before next football season," he said. "I want to get it out of the way and done."
Pascley is also considering attending the Adidas Camp at Pittsburgh. Is there anything he'd like to focus on at that camp?
"I just want to be able to do the little things right because everyone can jump and run as fast as you, but you have to do the little things right to stand out like precise footwork and catching the ball."
In preparation for next season, Pascley is working out and practicing his routes.
"I work out Monday, Wednesday and Fridays getting my speed ready and catching about 200 passes a day," he said. "I work on coming out of the breaks and routes and knowing how to separate."
Pascley is also staying in-shape by running track.
"The season is going really well, I've done well in the two invitationals, I placed second in the 100 and I haven't been beaten in the long jump," he said. "It helps me a lot with my football too. It helps with my speed by getting faster, it helps build my endurance and it keeps me in shape."
With all the work he's putting in, Pascley is definitely interested in making an even bigger impact his senior year.
"First of all I want to win, I want to take my team to the playoffs," he said. "For me, I'm just looking to have another big year. My goal is to get 1,000 yards receiving next year and that's what I'm working towards."
Pascley was named all-conference and all-Northeast Ohio as he caught 25 receptions for 580 yards and eight touchdowns.
The wide receiver prospect should easily qualify with a solid 3.0 GPA.