By DUSTIN CORDELL, Contributing Writer
Nik Scalzo is a pro style quarterback out of Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Nik is listed as a 3-star prospect in the class of 2019, while he is listed as the 13th rated prospect at his position.
Nik stands 5-foot-11, weighing 180 pounds, which is a little small for a Eddie Gran quarterback. With that said, his size and style matches up well to a current Kentucky quarterback in the form of Walker Wood.
Nik recently visited the University of Kentucky where he hung out with none other than Walker Wood . Nik arrived a day early where he talked with quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw and watched film of plays. He then went out to a Thursday dinner before going out with Walker Wood.
Being from the state of Florida you can probably already guess that Eddie Gran has been his recruiter from the Kentucky staff.
When asked about the coaching staff Nik, raved about Mark Stoops, calling him an “amazing coach.” He also went on to talk about current players on the Kentucky roster from the state of Florida. Nik mentioned Marvin Alexander, Tymere Debose, and also talked about playing against Stanley Gardner last season in high school.
While it may or may not be an advantage for Kentucky, it can not hurt its chances with Nik considering the Florida vibe at Kentucky currently between players and coaches alike.
It is safe to say a commitment from Nik should not be expected anytime in the near future. He informed me he has no plans of narrowing him list of schools or setting any kind of decision date at this time.
He said nothing will change in his recruitment until after he takes official visits, which he has planned for this summer.
Most important is that Nik tells me that Kentucky will be getting one of his official visits this summer.