By Owen Gotimer
Viva Loudoun College Editor
(Feb. 9, 2014) – Stone Bridge High School senior Nick Sobhani has signed his National Letter of Intent to play football for Duquesne University starting in the 2014-2015 school year.
“It felt like a perfect fit for me, the coaches really showed interest in me and I love the city of Pittsburgh,” said the 6-foot-5 Sobhani. “It feels good to be done with the recruiting process. It is a big relief off my back and I’m very excited to go to Duquense and work hard.”
In 2013, Duquesne finished 7-4 including a 4-2 record in their affiliate Northeast Conference. On Nov. 23, the Division I Dukes won their final game of their 2013 campaign against Monmouth University, where Dominion High School senior Mike Christ will play football next season.
Sobhani said he will add a very hard work ethic and size to Duquesne’s offensive line which will graduate two NEC All-Conference offensive linemen in May.
The Stone Bridge Bulldogs on the other hand will be graduating three All-Conference 14 offensive linemen in Nate Davis, Connor Smith and Sobhani.
Last fall, the Bulldogs finished 9-3 after dropping what many consider a shocking loss to the Broad Run Spartans in a 5A North quarterfinal on Nov. 22.
“It was such an honor and awesome experience to play for such a prestigious school like Stone Bridge,” Sobhani said. “Coach [Mickey] Thompson is the coach everyone says he is. He is a good man and knows his football. He really makes it fun but serious at the same time so we are successful. All of my coaches are great but he is the best coach I have ever had. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life playing for him.”
Sobhani noted Thompson and football helped make him a man.
“I play football because I love the sport I love the physicality of the sport and the emotion and responsibility that comes out of it.”
Owen Gotimer is a graduate of Heritage High School in Leesburg and is currently a sophomore at Syracuse University. Follow Owen on Twitter (@BigO_Gotimer) for up-to-date college signings and news. Contact us if you want Owen to do an article on the college commitment of your favorite local athlete or a story on a Loudoun County graduate playing in college!