Worcester Academy in Massachusetts is home to one of the region's top junior football prospects in Canaan Severin.
The 6-2, 210-pound prospect projects as either a wide receiver or a tight end in college if he stays on the offensive side of the ball, and NC State's coaches are well aware of his ability. The Pack recently gave him his second offer of the recruiting process.
"NC State offered me a scholarship last Thursday," Severin told Pack Pride. "I've been talking to them and they came to see me this past week."
Boston College was the first school to verbally offer Severin earlier this year. Being the in-state school, the Eagles figure to be a major player throughout the process.
You will have to forgive the junior athlete for not knowing a lot about the Pack. After all, he hasn't visited the school and it's outside of the region he is most familiar with. That said, he has an open mind and likes what he knows about NC State so far.
"Their program is really going up and I know they have a real good (win-loss) record," he noted.
Some prospects like the idea of staying close to home for college while others are more open to the idea of getting away from home and experiencing a new part of the country. Severin sees merit in both points of view and it undecided as to which route would be best for him at this point.
"I'm not really sure," he admitted, when asked whether he would like to stay close to home for college. "When I think of college now I kind of think you should go far away, just to kind of get away from what you're already used to and try new things. You can get new connections. But I would also love to play near home, so I'm not really sure yet."
Fortunately for him, he will not have make his decision any time soon. He plans on attending camps and some combines next year to experience those new parts of the country and see what schools are the best fit for him. For now he isn't sure what school he would like to attend, though he admits he is intrigued by one of college football's historically elite programs that has shown a little interest.
"I'm going to go to some camps and the Under Armour Combine so I can get more and more exposure," he said. "I don't have any favorites but a couple of weeks ago I got a handwritten letter from coach (John) Morton from USC, their wide receivers coach. If they know who I am now then hopefully if I keep working harder it will become something more than that.
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