Garcia Open to the Wolfpack

Norcross, Georgia offensive tackle Max Garcia has drawn a host of early offers and is torn between all of the schools he is hearing from. Pack Pride has the latest on the schools he's considering.

Norcross, Georgia offensive tackle Max Garcia has drawn a host of early offers and is torn between all of the schools he is hearing from.

The 6-5, 265-pound tackle from the Peach State has great athleticism for a lineman. He already holds offers from the likes of Alabama, Maryland, Michigan State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.

While Garcia does not have any favorites he is doing all he can to narrow things down. With so much interest and several impressive offers, that's quite a task.

"I'm going to Vanderbilt this Saturday coming up (Mar 21). That's about it as far as visits. It's just a junior day. I'll see a little super Saturday they're having, with a scrimmage.

"I've been talking to coach (Ted) Cain. I called him a couple of days ago, actually. He and my mother talked a little bit."

That's not all Garcia has planned. He will soon check out another SEC school, and he's open to attending other events.

"I'm gonna try to go to a Georgia one-day camp. As far as spring games go, I don't know. I'm kind of open to doing stuff like that but I don't know what I'm going to do."

It was widely believed NC State has offered Garcia. That's only partially true. While the Pack has made it clear they are going to offer, the scholarship in written form has not come in just yet.

"I haven't really been talking to (NC State) too much lately," he said. "I want to say I talked to coach Bridge. He said as soon as he sees me in person that's when they'll really officially offer me. So I haven't got it in writing yet."

Though Garcia has a lot of work to do as far as learning about schools and trimming his list, he already knows NC State is a school he will be taking a long, hard look at for a while.

"Definitely, I like them," Garcia said. "I know they have a really nice campus and I know they're highly recommended for academics as well."

It can be quite a chore for schools to go into the Peach State and beat out the in-state schools, Georgia and Georgia Tech, for recruits. Is location going to be a decisive factor for Garcia?

"Not really. I'm kind of open in that. I'm really just trying to go somewhere I'll be happy and happy with the coaches and environment I'm in. I want to get along with the players, too, but location really doesn't matter."


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