Nevada was able to get wide receiver Kaodi Dike (Stockton, Calif./St. Mary's) on campus this past weekend, and despite a loss by the Wolfpack against San Diego State, the 6-foot-2, 194-pound athlete came away impressed.
"The visit was good," Dike said. "The atmosphere was nice. I got to talk to Coach [Barry] Sacks and some of the staff and I really liked it. Even though they lost, they played pretty well."
Dike took the unofficial visit along with his teammate, Na'im McGee, who is also being recruited by Nevada. Dike said that while he wasn't entirely familiar with the Wolfpack's campus or program, they made a statement with a season-opening victory at California. Nevada is now 6-2, falling in both losses by just one point.
"I came in to see how they really played," Dike said. "I heard they were doing well, but I wasn't anticipating anything one way or the other. Since they beat Cal, that was in my head. I was looking forward to checking them out on both sides of the ball."
Dike paid close attention to both sides of the ball because Nevada is recruiting him as an athlete, and Dike said it's possible he would playing cornerback and wide receiver for the Wolfpack.
"They played hard to the last minute," he said of the overtime loss to the Aztecs. "They were doing good things throughout the game. I really like the way they play."
Though Dike said he liked what he saw from Nevada, he plans to keep all of his options open throughout the season. An offer was extended last week by Cal Poly, and Dike said he has been in contact with coaches from California, New Mexico and Oregon State.
"I'm not really focused on recruiting right now," he said. "I'm focused on my football season."