Norfolk Christian School is home to one of the fastest rising prospects in the region in junior athlete Mario Nixon.
Until now the 6-4, 210-pound versatile athlete has flown under the radar while more heralded teammates like Kwontie Moore and Courtnye Wynn, both of whom have NC State offers, have shared the spotlight.
Now colleges seem to be realizing that Nixon is an impressive prospect in his own right. He doesn't have a lot of experience playing organized football but last year he put up big-time numbers (800 receiving yards and eight touchdowns) and showed off a ton of potential. NC State is one of the schools showing interest.
Virginia has verbally offered Nixon while NC State and Virginia Tech have let him know they are involved. Nixon would admit that the two in-state schools are standing out because they have shown the most interest, but he also told Pack Pride that the Wolfpack could become a serious contender.
"I'm interested in NC State," he confirmed early this week. "I believe they have a good, rising program. I think if I went there I could probably help them out in their wide receiving corps.
"One of their recruiters bumped into us one time and I've talked to them a little bit. I believe they've said that when my coach gives them my film they'll offer me. They got interested in me from talking to Kwontie. I think he put a word in for me."
Nixon said he will probably be in Raleigh soon for the Pack's spring game. Anytime a prospect takes a visit to a school there is at least the possibility of things going very well, which would alter the landscape in the favor of that program. Should NC State decide to offer then they could move up even further on Nixon's list.
Nixon's Recruitment Picking Up Steam
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