January 24, 2010

Capi becoming a hot property

It was an eventful weekend for Ocoee (Fla.) defensive end Nordly Capi who finds himself being a very sought after prospect as the 2010 recruiting season winds down. In addition to a visit to see the University of Illinois, Capi also got a call from Colorado State offensive coordinator Pat Meyer on Saturday with some good news.

"Coach Meyer called and said, 'I want you to be a Ram,' and they offered me a scholarship," Capi said. "I told him I would talk it over with my family and have an answer for him soon."

The 6-foot-2, 242-pound Capi brings with him impressive credentials - a 4.72 time in the 40-yard dash, a bench press of 360 pounds and his school's all-time sack record at 14.5. For his efforts, he was named All-Orange County last season. In addition to his recent offer from Colorado State, Capi also has an offer from Jacksonville State.

This weekend he was in Champaign-Urbana to listen to the overtures of the Illinois Fighting Illini. While he didn't walk away with an offer, he was told by Tuesday he would know whether or not he would have a free ride to Illinois waiting for him.

"I should know by Monday or Tuesday at the latest, so I'll probably make my decision on Wednesday," Capi said. "It is going to be the most important decision of my life for the next four or five years."

In order to get Capi to commit, the Colorado State football coaches will have to fend off the advances of the Illini, who showed Capi a great time this weekend.

"The visit went very well," Capi said. "They had great coaches. I really liked the offensive line coach, the defensive line coach and the head coach. The campus was fantastic, the facilities were amazing and I could see myself getting stronger there. They had a real strong communications program, which is what I wanted to do."

"Right now, I am trying to take it over one-day-at-a-time and think about my choices to see what is best for me. I'll be going over it with my mom and my family," Capi said. "They have been helping me out a lot with this situation."

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