Pack Offers Stadnik Brothers

NC State is one of five teams to offer both Clayton and Brock Stadnik. Pack Pride has the latest on where NC State stands with the talented duo.

Brock Stadnik has a huge offer list and it's been pretty clear that would happen for a while now.

The 6-5, 290-pound 2012 lineman from Greensboro (NC) Western Guilford has been drawing interest from BCS schools for months, and it has been pretty much assumed that he would be considered one of the top linemen in the state.

Brock has always made it clear that one of his top priorities is finding a school that will allow him to continue to play football with his brother, Clayton.

For a while it was unclear whetherClayton would have options, but those questions have been put to rest. Virginia Tech, NC State, Wake Forest, East Carolina and South Carolina have offered both brothers, and it would seem, based on Brock's earlier comments, that those schools have a bit of an edge.

"Clayton's really come a long way," his brother told Pack Pride. "He's put on a lot of size. He's up to about 255 or 260 pounds and he's getting closer to 6'3. He's just really changed a lot and a lot of schools really like his size and his athleticism. He's still keeping up his speed and they really like what he's turning into. They see he has a lot of potential."

East Carolina was the first school to verbally offer Clayton and the offers have been piling up since. What do the Stadnik brothers plan on doing in the weeks ahead?

"He and I are going to take some visits pretty soon," Brock continued. "We don't really know quite yet. We may go to some ACC schools and travel down south a little bit, maybe up north. We've been tied down lately because of SAT prep

NC State appears to be a serious option for the duo.

"Coach Reed recruits our area and they offered Clay pretty recently," he continued. "They've been wanting us to come down for a little while so that's one of the schools that we'll visit. We've been down there I would say three times, maybe four times in the past. I believe we went to one or two of the junior days and a football game, so we're pretty familiar with the campus.

"When we went there for the football game they played Virginia Tech and the atmosphere was what stuck out. It was pretty exciting. Going into that game I didn't realize the fans were going to be that into it. You could feel the excitement in the stadium. It's built where you're right there in the action. It was a pretty fun game to attend and a good experience."

The Stadnik brothers are on track to graduate in December and begin college in January, so they are hoping to close in on a decision by the summer, or at least have things narrowed down to five schools.

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