Devon Nash says Arizona State, Kansas State and Oklahoma State make up his top three.
The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Nash has tallied a pair of sacks and another 3.5 tackles for loss already in this young season and the December grad could see his stock rise even more. At this point, though, he already holds several offers.
“I have eight offers right now,” Nash said after his team’s 44-20 victory over Athens (Texas) Trinity Valley C.C. “I have Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Kansas State, San Jose State, Nevada, Memphis, Troy and Western Kentucky.”
Nationally-ranked Iowa Western made the long bus ride to Texas to take on then-No. 6 Trinity Valley and the team was able to stop by a couple college campuses to practice on the way.
“We got to see two schools on our way down here,” Nash said. “We got to see Oklahoma State and TCU. They weren’t allowed to talk to us since we were on a team trip to the our game but I got their cards and am going to get in touch with them.”
Nash holds more than his fair share offers but the Lincoln (Neb.) Southeast product has not been in contact with his home-state team.
“I’m from Nebraska but I haven’t heard from the Huskers at all,” he said.
Nash is looking closely at all each program but says one factor is the most important.
“I really want come in and be able to contribute to the team so playing time is up there,” he said. “That’s probably my No. 1 thing that I’m looking for.”
As far as favorites, Nash admits to having a top three.
“My big three is probably Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Arizona State right now,” he said.
Nash, who set to graduate in December and will have two years to play two, tallied 44 tackles, eight tackles for loss, five sacks and an interception as a freshman in 2011.