Recent Toledo commit Caleb Martin has a new classmate. On Saturday, Jason Candle, and the Rocket coaching secured a verbal commitment from one of the top wide receiver prospects in the state of Ohio. Choosing to continue his academic and playing days in the Glass City over Yale, and others, Springboro standout wide receiver Nick Kovacs found everything he was searching for in a college at Toledo.
"One of the biggest things I was looking for in a program aside from academics was the culture of the program. Toledo has become the top team in the MAC and that comes from their grinding and family culture." The 6'3, 195-pound All-Ohio selection stated to Hustle Belt as a few of the reasons that led to his UT pledge.
"Some schools try to sell that they're a family, but Toledo really is one. They go in and grind everyday and then have fun while getting better. The coaches are incredible. Some of the best around. Coach (Derek) Sage really brings energy and passion along with all the other coaches. Toledo has everything I was for and really is a perfect fit for me." Kovacs went on to add.
After racking over 500 yards as a sophomore, Kovacs put together a rather impressive junior season. Hauling in passes from Bowling Green signee Elijah Cunningham, he accounted for nearly 1,200 yards receiving and 19 touchdowns to help lead Springboro to an overall record on 11-3 and a state playoff berth.
A threat to score every time the ball is in his hands at Springboro, the Toledo coaching staff are hoping his big play ability transitions to the college level.
"We mainly have just talked that I will be used a X on the outside with my size and speed." Kovacs said.
Want to see Nick Kovacs in action before he arrives on the Toledo campus? Check out some of his high school highlights, courtesy of Hudl: