For a long time it has appeared as though Dexter Bridge, a talented Pennsylvania wide receiver, has held an offer from NC State.
As it turns out it's not that simple. The 6-2, 185-pound prospect went to NC State's home game against Boston College for an unofficial visit and had a blast, but left with some uncertainty regarding his status with the Pack.
"I really liked it," he said of NC State. "They played a great game. I think they won like 44-17 and they played with a lot of energy on offense and defense. On special teams they had a blocked punt. They played together and with a lot of energy. They have a great fan base.
"I talked to the coaches the day after the game because I stayed overnight on Saturday. I talked to them the next day and I felt like they were really excited about me. My recruiting coach Jason Swepson, said the offer they had given me was a verbal offer. He said he's trying his hardest to get me an actual offer in writing. He said he likes me a lot and the coaching staff likes me a lot so they're working on getting me an offer."
Illinois has offered Bridge and several other schools, including Villanova, Syracuse and Virginia, have shown serious interest. While he wants to find out more about what options he will have the Pack is in a good position.
"I'm still looking at all the schools I'm talking to but I like NC State a lot because they're having a great season. They've had two tough losses but other than that they're having a great season. I have a great relationship with the coaches and they're really interested in me. I really like that about them," he said.
Bridge's season started off slowly, at least for him individually, but has picked up significantly in recent weeks.
"We have to win the next three games if we want to get into the playoffs," Bridge said of his Conestoga High School team. "The only tough challenge we have is our game Friday against Springfield. The other two teams we play shouldn't be a problem.
"My season started out kind of rough, which is unusual. There was an article in a magazine that came out saying I'm a deep threat and a player to watch but when the season started we were running the ball a lot. In one game I just had one catch for seven yards. We have another receiver who's about my height but a little lighter than me and he had a lot more touches than I did.
"It's starting to pick up now because we have to win to make the playoffs. In our last game I had 169 (receiving) yards and three touchdowns. On the season I have 30-something receptions and seven touchdowns."
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