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Nash Getting Offers, Making Visits
Timber Creek Regional High (Erial, N.J.) standout Myles Nash had a strong pull toward Rutgers, but the coaching upheaval pushed a lot of uncertainty into his mind. So when assistant coach Phil Galiano invited the 6-foot-5, 205-pound Nash to campus Sunday for a meet-and-greet with coach Kyle Flood and the new staff, he jumped on it even though it meant an exhaustive weekend. Nash, who picked up offers from Virginia and West Virginia on Monday, attended Virginia's junior day Saturday before the trip to Rutgers the following day. "It was very important because everyone knew Rutgers was my favorite about a month ago," Nash said. "They were telling me about the direction of the program, and how bad they still want me to go there. (Linebackers) coach (Dave) Cohen was really praising me, really making me feel wanted. …They definitely know how to make someone feel wanted at the school." Rutgers was the first school to offer Nash, but it was when coach Greg Schiano ran the program. Now that he had a chance to meet Flood and the new staff, Nash gave his thoughts on the changes. "It's basically the same thing. My impression of Rutgers never changed," he said. "It was just a matter of meeting the new coaching staff and coach Cohen and a lot of other guys, and seeing where they were trying to take their staff moving forward. I was just establishing some new relationships." Nash also had the chance to spend a lot of time talking with Flood. "He's a lot like coach Schiano," Nash said. "You can tell he's been around him a lot. He preaches the same values and he wants the program to go in the same direction as the former coach, coach Schiano. He's just doing it more his way now. "He was talking about becoming the head coach was a dream come true. He didn't want to go to Tampa. He's here to stay." Nash's trip to Rutgers came after a long commute to Charlottesville, Va., where he was exposed to what coach Mike London is trying to build. "UVa was great. It was a great campus," Nash said. "The staff was great and I like the direction they were heading with their program, and their stadium. I like a lot of the stuff they are preaching over there at UVa as well. That's a pretty good school. It's a beautiful campus." However, Nash didn't get much 1-on-1 time with London. "I shook his hand, but it wasn't anything really serious," Nash said. Penn State invited Nash to its junior day on the same day, but he needed to reschedule because a he didn't want to break his previous engagement. Still, he wants to learn plenty more about the Nittany Lions. "Penn State is Linebacker U," Nash said. "I just want to see how they perform this year because I'm not making my decision until after the season. I went to UVa because I set that up first and I didn't want to change it." Nash's latest offer came in the afternoon when West Virginia extended one, but he doesn't know much about the school. "I'm definitely going to try and get down there, but I don't know when," he said.
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