Whitley Visits NC State

Junior OL Jake Whitley is already on NC State's radar for the class of 2014. Pack Pride talks with him about a recent visit to Raleigh.

Jake Whitley doesn't have any offers yet but based on the early interest he's received from several schools, it may just be a matter of time.

The North Augusta (SC) lineman is only a junior and already he's drawn attention from some of the top programs in the South. So far two schools from the Atlantic Coast Conference seem most interested in the 6-4, 290-pound offensive lineman.

"Clemson and NC State have shown the most interest so far," Whitley said.

But again, neither has offered. Whitley isn't worried. He's also heard from coaches at Arizona State, Georgia Tech and LSU, so his name is known nationwide and lots of coaches have seen his film despite the fact that it's still fairly early in the recruiting process.

Whitley recently made his second trip to NC State and after visiting the school a couple of times he's got a pretty good feel for what it's like in Raleigh.

"I went there (for the South Alabama game) and it was my second time there after going to the spring game last year. I really like NC State. The atmosphere is really good up there and they've got good facilities and coaches. I like it a lot," he said.

Des Kitchings, NC State's running backs coach, is the assistant that has had the most contact from the Wolfpack staff.

"We've talked," Whitley said. "They said they're going to continue to evaluate me and then we'll go forward from there."

While Whitley spends most of his time on the field at North Augusta playing left tackle on the offensive line he said that most colleges are recruiting him strictly as a guard, and he doesn't anticipate that transition will be too difficult for him, nor would he mind it.


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