NC State is looking to sign at least one tight end on Feb 6 and their hopes are to keep Danville (VA) George Washington standout Chris Burton on board when signing day arrives.
At 6-4, 255 pounds, Burton helped lead his team to the playoffs this year with 13 receptions for 360 yards and four touchdowns.
Burton committed to NC State last June but reopened his recruitment in November when Tom O'Brien was fired as head coach of the Wolfpack. Although he entertained interest from schools like East Carolina, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt among others, Burton has since narrowed his choices down to NC State and Cincinnati. He made an official visit to see the Bearcats a little over a week ago and the Wolfpack had a chance to try to impress him this past weekend.
Pack Pride caught up with Burton to see how his trip to Raleigh went.
"It went really well," he said. "I got to meet the coaches and stuff. I thought they were cool. They were kind of laid back.
"Anthony Talbert hosted me on my visit. He gave me a couple of tips about Cincinnati and NC State. He told me a whole lot of stuff because he's from Cincinnati. So he just gave me some points about the areas and how they're going to be doing next year."
From here, Burton plans to weigh his options which have apparently been boiled down to just two schools. Could a final decision be imminent?
"I don't know yet. I'll most definitely decide on signing day. I'm not going to visit any other schools so it's definitely going to be between Cincinnati and NC State."
Burton is rated a three star prospect and the No. 28 tight end in the nation by Scout.com.