Stadnik Makes Another Trip to NC State

Offensive lineman Brock Stadnik will be one of NC's top prospects for the class of 2012. He talks with Pack Pride about his recent visit to NC State.

Greensboro (NC) Western Guilford junior offensive lineman Brock Stadnik took an unofficial visit to NC State a little over a week ago and came away very high on the Pack.

The 6-5, 280-pound prospect has a twin brother, Clayton, who is also receiving looks from colleges such as NC State. Brock has received a good number of verbal offers, including one from the Wolfpack.

NC State was the seventh school to verbally offer Stadnik and has made it clear he is one of their top offensive line priorities among Class of 2012 prospects. Stadnik was in Raleigh recently to check out the Pack.

"I actually went down there for their junior day and I had a really great time," Stadnik said. "I was able to watch the practice and that was good. Prior to the practice I talked to coach Horton, the offensive line coach. I talked to my recruiting coordinator, coach (Mike) Reed and he's a really nice guy also.

"One kind of cool thing was talking to the head coach, coach (Tom) O'Brien. That was a really cool experience. As I was eating he came into the room and he seemed like he wanted to engage a few players. I was one of them and we talked about the bowl game coming up. He talked about how they're going down to Orlando and how they have all these gift cards and really neat things for being in this bowl. He talked about how excited they are to be in that bowl game."

Talking to the coaches was obviously a highlight of the trip. Stadnik also enjoyed the opportunity to meet with one of the Pack's offensive linemen.

"When we got there we sat around the weight room for a little bit waiting for the food and interacting with a few coaches," he recalled. "We made our way up to the lunch area and after that we went down to the field with R.J. Mattes, the right tackle. He engaged us in conversation for a little bit and he was a really cool guy. We watched practice and after practice we went to the basketball game. At the basketball game the defensive line coach was there, the recruiting coordinator was there and the offensive line coach was there also. We all interacted and had a really fun time."

All in all the visit was a great success for both Stadnik, who enjoyed his time, and NC State, who appears to be well positioned with Stadnik.

"I like NC State because it's close to home. I'm looking for a school that's convenient like that. Of course, being close to home isn't my biggest factor going into this but it's something I'll think about."

Stadnik said he would like to attend practices and junior days at some other schools while he is still on break.

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