January 26, 2010

Meet the Class of 2010: Nordly Capi

While fast legs may be the first thing that attracts coaches to him on the field, it is the ability of Nordly Capito talk fast that has the Colorado State commitment walking around with some change in his pocket.

Capi's off-season job sees him working at Universal Studios Theme Park in Orlando where it is his job to get the attention of Disney enthusiasts as they exit roller coasters and the Men in Black ride to sell them photos and videos of the ride.

"I've worked there for seven months," The Oconee native said of his current employment. "The bosses love me. I mostly yell a bunch of stuff to try and get people's attention to get them to the counter to buy a picture.

"I am working at the Men In Black ride right now where you have to shoot a bad guy and if one of them gets the top score, I tell them to step over there, tell them they have the top score and then they are like, 'I gotta have a picture of that.'"

In addition to the ability to talk fast, the 6-foot-2, 242-pound Capi brings with him other physical 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. After turning down offers from Jacksonville State and visiting Illinois, The future Communications major said he like the coaching staff in Fort Collins the best and that was enough reason to choose the Rams.

The Ram coaches willingness to talk to his mother was what won over the Sunshine State Sackmaster. Capi said his mother has always helped him keep his head on straight, out of trouble and for that reason, his college destination was 50 percent her choice. Last week the Capi family welcomed in Offensive Coordinator Pat Meyer, Defensive Line Coach Scott Brown and Defensive Coordinator Larry Kerr into their home.

"Other coaches came one-at-a-time and would stay 10-15 minutes and make small talk," Capi said. "The Colorado State coaches came and talked for an hour. We saw some video from my Pop Warner days and had a great time."

Capi - whose first name means, "strength of the people," said he is looking forward to playing football in the snow, admits to listening to Taylor Swift and said his favorite foods are spaghetti, steak and cereal.

"My mom stopped buying cereal because I would eat the whole box in one day," Capi said. "I have to buy it myself now just to keep me it in the house. I can eat 2-3 bowls a day. I like Honey Bunches of Oats and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

"During my visit to Colorado State, everyone thought I was weird for eating cereal. Everyone else was having eggs or pancakes or waffles. I was the only one eating a bowl of cereal."

Cereal aside, Capi said he is very aware of why he is going to Fort Collins and said he is excited to meet new friends, get out of the Florida heat and even get in some school.

"I am excited to get my education paid for and see the beautiful mountains and beautiful sites," Capi said. "I can't wait to go skiing and snowboarding, so I'll probably do some of that with my teammates."

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