Grinnage Recaps Recent Visit

Newark (DE) tight end David Grinnage took his official visit to NC State this past weekend and now that it's behind him he's more solid with the Wolfpack than ever.

David Grinnage verbally committed to NC State over the summer and he has never second-guessed his choice.

The Newark (DE) tight end took his official visit to NC State this past weekend and now that it's behind him he's more solid with the Pack than ever.

"It went well," Grinnage told Pack Pride earlier this week. "When we got there (on Friday) we went up to the (hotel) rooms and then came back down for dinner. Then we went out with the players afterwards. The next day (Saturday) we had breakfast and toured the campus. Then we toured the Murphy Center and had some lunch.

"After lunch there were position meetings and then we went back to the hotel just to have some down time. Then it was dinner and then back out with the players."

As you might expect Tom O'Brien and his staff made an effort to spend as much time around the players as possible.

"They were just talking about some of the things we'll be doing when we get there and the dates for everything," Grinnage noted.

Grinnage estimated there were between eight and ten recruits in town for the weekend and all of the guys bonded well. He mentioned that he felt right at home with the players as well.

The 6-5, 240-pound tight end hauled in 50 receptions for 650 yards and six touchdowns this year at Newark. He also scored one defensive touchdown. One of the reasons Grinnage is so excited about his future at NC State is the way he believes the coaches will put his skills to work in their offense.

"They use their tight ends on the line and spread them out too. You're in there for running and passing plays. They've got a lot of passing plays (for the tight end)," he said.

"I'll be playing tight end for them, but I'm going to have to work my way up."

Grinnage is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 21 tight end in the nation by Scout.com. He was named all-state first team as a senior.


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