Cary doesn't produce a lot of top high school football talent but the Triangle city is home to one of the state's top junior prospects this year.
Panther Creek tight end Dan Beilinson is a hot commodity, receiving interest from all of the in-state schools plus many other schools all across the country.
The 6-5, 230-pound tight end looks the part of a college football player and his game speaks for itself. NC State fans have to be excited about the fact that Beilinson has already visited the school twice, and there should be more visits in the future.
Where does the Pack stand with Beilinson?
"NC State is one of the schools at the top of my list right now," he said.
"I obviously like the coaching staff. It looks like a great football program. I like the whole environment they have up there, so it looks pretty good."
The Wolfpack offered Beilinson around mid-January. Tom O'Brien and his staff told the coach at Panther Creek but let Beilinson know the good news in person.
"They told my coach and that weekend I had a junior day so they clarified then and told me in person," he continued.
The two junior days that Beilinson has attended at NC State have given him a great opportunity to picture himself wearing the red and white.
"I got to talk to some of the other tight ends and the other players there. They were talking about what student life is like, being an athlete, and it seems pretty good. They didn't really have any complaints. They said everything is there."
Beilinson has also visited North Carolina, and the Tar Heels are in the hunt as well. Butch Davis and his staff have not yet offered.
"I got to learn about their history," he said of UNC. "Their offense is actually really similar to the offense we run at Panther Creek."
Beilinson said he doesn't have any favorites but it's clear the in-state ACC schools have a good shot at this point.
"I don't mind so much going away for (college) but my parents might so location might end up being a factor," he admitted. "I'm just going to make my decision whenever it hits me, whenever it feels right. As far as when that will happen, I'd imagine it could happen anytime from the beginning of the season to the end of the season."
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