Offense or Defense for Nix?

Luke Nix is one of the most dominant linemen in the country, but which side he will play in college is another question. Nix has the frame, feet and wing-span that offensive line coaches covet. His tenacity, pursuit and toughness also make him a heavily recruited defensive tackle as well. On Saturday, Nix visted Pittsburgh during a junior day event.

Thomas Jefferson lineman Luke Nix is having no problem garnering attention. The 6-foot-5, 275 pound, two-way standout has received a number of offers from the likes of Pittsburgh, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Purdue and Virginia. What he is having trouble with is figuring out what side of the ball that he will play on in college.

On Saturday, Nix ventured to Pittsburgh for junior day and as is usual for Nix he spoke to both the offensive line coach (Paul Dunn) and defensive line coach (Greg Gattuso).

"I know coach (Dunn) likes me on offense," Nix said. "I know that (Greg) Gattuso wants me on defense."

Nix, a native Pennsylvanian has become a regular at the Oakland campus, but he still learns more about the coaches, school and team with each trip.

"I took a little tour around," he said. "I talked to the coaches and got to know them more. Each time I go down I get the chance to know more about them."

Most Panther fans expect an early commit from Nix. They are hopeful that he eventually will commit to Pittsburgh and join his brother redshirt freshmen Nate Nix.

"I'll probably decide at the end of spring or beginning of summer," Nix explained.

Nix has watched his brother blossom from a skinny, 200-pound linebacker into a 230-pound force and it has been bitter sweet.

"Nate is up to about 230-pounds right now and he is ripped up. I'm almost afraid of him, because I have never seen him that big before," Nix laughed."

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