Aurora (ILL) Waubonsie Valley tight end Troy Fumagalli was a major prospect for Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren while he was still at Northern Illinois and that didn't change when he made the move to NC State.
The Pack wasted no time offering Fumagalli a scholarship in the
hopes of swaying him from his commitment to Wisconsin and had a
chance to host him on an official visit this weekend.
"It was awesome," said Fumagalli. "I was already familiar with most
of the coaching staff so that wasn't a big thing. But it was a great
place. I met a lot of great people and I liked the campus a lot. I
liked how everything was.
"Joe Thuney hosted me on my visit. He answered all my questions
truthfully. He was a great host. He helped me out with any questions
I had. I had a ton of questions since it was my first time being in
North Carolina. I had a lot of fun."
Fumagalli also had a chance to take in NC State's upset of
top-ranked Duke on Saturday so how was the atmosphere?
"It was unbelievable. There was never one dull moment at that
As for where Fumagalli goes from here, the 6-6, 225 pound senior
says he plans to use all the time available to come to a final
"I'm still probably going to use up all the time I have to think
about my final decision. I still stand committed to Wisconsin but NC
State is right up there as well. I think State and Wisconsin are my
final two because I've built the strongest relationships with those
two coaching staffs."
Fumagalli had been offered a walk-on spot by the former Wisconsin
staff but said he wasn't sure where he stood with the new staff.
He will have an in-home visit with coach Doeren on Tuesday.
Fumagalli is rated the No. 83 tight end in the nation by Scout.com.
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