A new name is emerging as one of NC State's top offensive line targets in the Class of 2011.
Taylor Gadbois, a 6-8, 275-pound offensive tackle from Dallas (Ga.) East Paulding, has been a highly sought after prospect for a long time, but recruiting has started to heat up even more lately. Two new schools have offered scholarships in the past few days.
Pack Pride learned that NC State has extended a written scholarship offer to the Peach State senior, rated a three-star prospect and the No. 47 offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.
"NC State offered me Saturday morning," he said. "It was out of the blue. I haven't talked to them at all. They just called my coach and then they sent me a letter. I still haven't spoken to them."
When asked if he knows anything about NC State, Gadbois said he's aware of the fact that the Pack plays in the ACC.
"I know they're pretty good," he said. "They're definitely a school I want to visit. It seems like a nice school."
On Sunday, one day after receiving his offer from NC State, Gadbois learned that Michigan State was offering him a scholarship. The Spartans have had a great season, finishing with an 11-1 record, and are another school he will give a look to.
In addition to those two schools Gadbois has received offers from Georgia Tech, Kentucky , Indiana and a few others.
The only school Gadbois is set to officially visit is Kentucky. His trip to Lexington will be this coming weekend. He told Pack Pride that Kentucky has been recruiting him for a long time and he likes the fact that the Wildcats play in the SEC. He also feels comfortable with their coaching staff.
Regardless of how his visit goes this weekend, Gadbois probably won't be making a decision in the immediate future.
"I don't know if I'll take them all (his official visits)," he said. "It just depends. I'll probably make my decision around Signing Day."
Gadbois said the biggest factor in his decision will be his desire to play on a winning team.
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