Pack Pursuing Ohio OL

Cincinnati produces some of the top talent in Ohio, and NC State's coaches are taking an early look at one of the city's top junior offensive linemen.

Cincinnati produces some of the top talent in Ohio  on an annual basis and NC State's coaches are taking an early look at one of the city's top junior offensive linemen.

At 6-5 and 275-pounds, junior offensive tackleKyle Williamson has all the tools to be a big-time recruit that receives offers from schools in his region and beyond. He hasn't received any offers yet but it's still very early, and plenty of schools have him on their radar.

Not surprisingly, the schools Williamson has visited are close to home. He has been to Cincinnati, Indiana, Notre Dame, Purdue and Michigan State thus far.

"I enjoyed them all but I think the Michigan State and Cincinnati trips stood out the most," he admitted. "I kind of like the offense for each school. It was cool to see where I would be playing if I did commit to either one of those schools."

The Bearcats will be a serious contender for Williamson because of his ties to the area. Their coaching staff obviously makes their city a top recruiting priority. While watching one of Cincinnati's games Williamson got a closer look at another school that has shown him interest.

"I saw NC State play verses Cincinnati on TV and they looked pretty good," Williamson said. "They actually expressed interest in  me over the summer. They started sending me mail then. During my sophomore season last year they were supposed to come up and talk to me but it turns out they couldn't because I was a sophomore. They just started sending me mail once I was allowed to receive it. Since then I've been getting a good amount of mail from them.

"I really don't know too much about them but I like what they have to offer. It seems like a good place and a good environment."

It will be a while before Williamson takes visits to any other schools so don't expect any major developments in his recruitment for a while. As schools check out his film and find out more about him things should move forward at a steady pace.

"I feel like I had a pretty good season," the Cincinnati (Ohio) Madeira junior prospect said. "It's really showing now in all the nominations that are coming out. So far I got first team all-league, all-city and all-Southwest Ohio. I'm really excited because I worked really hard in the off season. I had goals that I wanted to achieve and now I'm achieving them."

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