Pack Makes Early Offer to Georgia WR

NC State is one of the first schools to offer 2013 wide receiver Carlos Burse. Pack Pride breaks down the early stages of this junior's recruitment.

Class of 2013 wide receiver Carlos Burse has an early offer from NC State and surprisingly, it's an offer he's had for a while.

Though schools cannot extend written offers to rising junior prospects yet, NC State verbally offered Burse much earlier in the recruiting process.

The 6-3, 186-pound receiver from Alpharetta, Georgia, told Pack Pride recently that he picked up an offer from the Wolfpack near the end of his freshman season of high school football. That doesn't happen too often and it's a sign that State's coaches must have been very impressed with all they had seen up to that point.

"I guess my football coach just sent a highlight tape up there to them and to UCF and they both liked what they saw," Burse said, indicating that UCF has offered as well. "They sat down with my coach and then I gave them a call. They told me they were interested and then that was pretty much the gist of it."

Burse hasn't had a chance to visit NC State or Central Florida yet so while he's grateful for both offers, he remains largely unfamiliar with what each school has to offer. He does, however, have an interesting tie to Raleigh.

"I have a friend, Ryan Harrow, who used to go there," he said. "He told me what it's like. He said he liked it at first. That doesn't matter to me. It's not me. I can't really go off what he says. What he says might not be good for me."

If Burse can get beyond Harrow's experience in Raleigh the Pack could have a chance. It might have to be considered a long shot if some SEC schools get involved, though.

"I'm hearing from Florida, Georgia, Clemson, Oregon, Bama and Arkansas," he said. "I've got a few favorites. I can tell you I really like Florida, Bama, the University of Georgia and Kentucky is another one. Then probably Oregon too."

Burse confirmed that he grew up watching SEC schools and it might be tough to get him to go to a school outside that conference if the offers continue to pour in.

Interestingly, Burse is also a solid basketball prospect as a two-guard. He said he has entertained some early interest from Memphis, Kentucky, Georgia and Clemson, though none of those schools have offered. He believes he's probably a better football prospect than a basketball prospect at this stage in his athletic development, though he'll have a chance to showcase his skills on the hardwood this month as his AAU season kicks into full gear.

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