Ayres on State's Radar

Salisbury (MD) Wicomico tailback Dontea Ayres already has offers from Duke and Northwestern, and now he is expecting a third in the near future.

Salisbury (MD) Wicomico running back Dontea Ayres already has offers from Duke and Northwestern, and now he is expecting a third in the near future.

Ayres believes NC State is close to offering and he has a good reason to think that will happen.

"The (offer) from NC State hasn't actually come yet. I have to wait until I actually talk to the coach. They talked to my coach and spoke to him about it. I haven't told too many people yet because I haven't verbally received it but it should be coming."

The 5-9, 200-pound power back received his first offer from Duke and Northwestern just got into the mix recently. Since the Northwestern offer a lot of new schools have taken notice and seem to be thinking about offering as well.

"I'm hearing from Tennessee, Wake, Vanderbilt and those are just some of the new ones. I've sent my transcripts into Stanford and some other schools. There are a lot of them," he said.

Ayres admits he hasn't spoken with the NC State coaches yet so he should find out a lot when he initiates contact with them this week. If the offer does come he plans to take a serious look at the Wolfpack.

"I'm just waiting to get in contact with them. I'm definitely going to visit NC State in a couple of weeks, probably at the end of the month. I haven't heard too much about them but that's a school I would look at," he said.

"I'm pretty sure they found out about me from watching my film on YouTube. I have my freshman year through my junior year highlights on there. They must have seen my transcripts because we sent those out, too. They might have heard after the Northwestern offer," he concluded.

Ayres plans on visiting several schools at the end of the month so he should have a better feel for where he stands with regard to favorites after that.

This past fall Ayres racked up 1,700 all-purpose yards, averaging close to 12 yards per carry. He also accounted for nearly 30 touchdowns.




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