Pack Trails Knights for Reagan

NC State has ground to make up if they hope to sway Jacksonville (FL) Bartram Trail offensive lineman Tylar Reagan away from Central Florida.

Central Florida holds a slight lead for Tylar Reagan but NC State is coming on strong.

That's the word from the 6-5, 270-pound offensive tackle from Jacksonville (FL) Bartram Trail. Both NC State and UCF have offered Reagan and he could have a tough decision to make soon.

"I think right now because I've been to UCF and sat down with the coaches and talked to them I would probably say they're my leader. I wouldn't say other schools are completely out of it though. I've got to go visit NC State and see what the campus and everything is like. Really they're about even," the three-star prospect said.

Reagan will have a chance to compare the two schools after his trip to NC State, which is scheduled for July 13. He has never been to the school before so he really doesn't know what to expect.

"I've talked to Coach Kitchings a few times and they offered me about two weeks ago," he said. "I've just kinda been researching the school a little bit and trying to see if it's interesting to me. We've really been talking about football for the most part. I've been able to talk to Coach Bridge and Coach Kitchings. I'm supposed to sit down with Coach O'Brien when I get there."

Reagan said he's also interested in South Florida and Tennessee, but for now it's the Pack and the Knights that are at the top of his list and the front of his mind.

Central Florida could be tough to beat, by Reagan's own admission. He's very familiar with the school and feels comfortable there based on everything he knows.

"It's close to home and I've got a real nice relationship with the O-Line coach and the recruiting coach for my area," Reagan said. "They're heading into the Big East in two years so they'll play in the Orange Bowl a couple of times and they'll play Boise State since they're going to the Big East. It's a big school on the rise. They haven't had football that long but their football's on the rise.

"I'm not ready to make that decision yet. That's why I'm going to NC State. Once I check NC State out then I'll talk it over with my family."

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