"Ty McGill is a very talented player," said Wayne County head coach Jodi Grooms. "He can definitely play on the highest level. The thing with him was he qualified late in the process and it opened some doors for him. It became a matter of who all would jump in and pursue him. Several have and now he's looking to make a decision."
McGill held FCS offers already but picked up scholarship offers from NC State, MTSU, and Marshall after receiving his scores. Wolfpack assistant Jim Bridge is heading up his recruitment and informed coach Grooms, who coached a few years ago at Anson County (NC) High School, that they were recruiting McGill to play defensive tackle.
"He plays defensive end for us and he's athletic enough to play defensive end, but I think if he ends up in the ACC he will be playing defensive tackle," said Grooms.
"It doesn't matter to me which I play," said McGill. "I think I can play both."
Georgia Tech and Miami came in late in the process. However, McGill had already set up an official this weekend to NC State and an in-home visit from Wolfpack head coach Tom O'Brien solidified that trip.
"Coach O'Brien actually came today for an in-home," McGill said Thursday evening. "It went great. We talked about everything, and he spent a lot of time talking with my dad.
"I like coach O'Brien as a person, not just as a coach. He's a great guy."
McGill stated that he is looking forward to his official visit to NC State and it sounds like the Wolfpack is in terrific shape in his recruitment.
"I want to go up there and learn a lot about the school," said McGill. "I feel like that's where I want to go, but I want to go up there and see what it's like. I don't know a whole lot about them right now, but I feel like I'll know a lot more after the visit."
An all-region selection as a junior and a senior, McGill totaled 47 tackles, 14 tackles for a loss, six sacks, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries from his defensive end position. He also had three rushing touchdowns lining up as a fullback on offense.
"He has a good motor and a great first step," said Grooms. "He has very strong core strength and is a great competitor."