October 30, 2013
Nick Kurtz discusses his visit to BYU
BYU hosted Boise State last week on a Friday night when they were showcased on ESPN. As we have seen and heard the ESPN BYU relationship is making an impact on recruiting. Right now the highest rated prospect that BYU has committed for the 2014 is class is Nick Kurtz.
The Cougars were not only hosting Boise State but Kurtz was also making his visit and was able to check out the game. There is no question why Cougar Nation is so excited to have Kurtz pledging to play for the Cougars; he is 6-foot-6, 205-pounds with athleticism. Combine that with other big receivers BYU has like Ross Apo and Mitch Mathews and it looks daunting for opposing defensive staffs.
"Just know that finally watching a game live made me love BYU even more than I already did! I got to bring my girlfriend along as well and the staff and fans treated me great. The offense has really been taking off over the past few weeks and from here on out, the sky is the limit for them!" This is Kurtz's response on his feelings after watching the game.
"I can't wait to be a part of it next season. I've made some strong relationships with a lot of the guys on both sides of the ball. I've gotten pretty close with receivers like Mitch Matthews, Kurt Henderson, and Ross Apo," Kurtz said.
With recruiting you have verbal commitments and then written commitments. And when there is a big time recruit there is always a sense of lets hold our breath until it is signed. Coaches are relentless with recruiting. Hell, even alumni (Wes Welker) will push to get a top recruit go to their school. We asked how the recruitment of Kurtz has gone since his verbal commitment.
"In regards to my recruiting process, I still hear from schools but it's slowed down a lot since my commitment. I picked up offers from LSU and USC not too long ago which are both very prestigious schools that I was honored to be recognized by," said Kurtz.
Good for BYU that they were able to get him to campus and that he is now building relationships. Also, what a game for a big time receiver go to; big TD catches by Mathews, Apo and Hoffman, as well as seeing Hoffman break the schools all time receiving TD record all thrown by a sophomore QB who will be there for the two years that Kurtz will be there.
Kurtz feels good about his commitment and with that wanted to send a message to all of Cougar Nation. "Let the Cougar Nation know that my heart is at BYU! Also I'll be getting my degree after the semester and will be attending come January! Go Cougs!"
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