Wolfpack in Top Two for PA OL

NC State hosted junior offensive lineman Ian Park for their matchup with Western Carolina. Pack Pride has feedback on his first trip to Raleigh.

Pennsylvania  junior offensive linemanIan Park has NC State and Pittsburgh at the top of his list.

It should come as no surprise that the 6-3, 285-pound prospect from Pittsburgh (Pa.) Upper St. Clair has the Panthers near the top of his list. After all, Pitt is the hometown school he is very familiar with and the school has had a lot of recruiting momentum lately.

Why is the Wolfpack right up there at the top with the Big East school? For starters, Park attended NC State's season opener recently and was very impressed with everything he saw.

"I really liked the campus," Park told Pack Pride shortly after returning home. "I thought they have a great fan base and I just felt pretty at home there.

"Me, my dad and my brother were just walking around everywhere and I really liked the facilities."

Park said he spoke with defensive coordinator Mike Archer, as well as assistant coaches Mike Reed and Jerry Petercuskie. The coaches told Park he should feel welcome to visit the school whenever he wants, and they made it clear they would like to see him at other games this year and next.

Junior prospects can no longer receive written scholarship offers so Park will be waiting on those for a while. Despite that, Pitt verbally offered him a scholarship back in June, so it's clear the Panthers are making him a priority recruit. NC State has not verbally offered him yet.

"They [NC State's coaches] haven't talked to me about offering or anything like that yet," he noted. "But I really like NC State, just like Pitt. I'd say that Pitt and NC State are probably my top two."

Park said he has visited Pitt a couple of times already. Over the summer he also visited Ohio State and West Virginia

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