LOI #8: Tylar Reagan

Bartram Trail (FL) offensive lineman Tylar Reagan has signed with NC State. Reagan chose the Pack over offers from Central Florida, Kentucky and Arkansas among others.

Tylar Reagan
Scout Ranking: ***
Scout Rank: No. 48 offensive guard
Size: 6-5, 270 pounds
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
School: Bartram Trail High School

Projected Position At NC State: offensive guard

Accolades: class 6A all-state, all First Coast first team, Super 11 and Super 24 selection, selected to Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South Classic

Commit Date: July 25, 2012

Recruiting Scene: Despite boasting nearly a dozen offers, Reagan boiled his recruiting down to just two schools during the summer of 2012- NC State and Central Florida.

The Pack trailed the Knights prior to their July 12 unofficial visit, mainly because of the proximity of UCF and Reagan's relationship with the Central Florida coaching staff.

However, State broke through during Reagan's trip to Raleigh led by RB coach Des Kitchings. Reagan loved the facilities and bonded with the Pack's former staff.

When Tom O'Brien was fired, Reagan considered his options for a short period of time but quickly moved back into the Wolfpack's camp and became a strong voice trying to hold State's recruiting class together. He actually turned down a late offer from UNC which endeared him to Wolfpack fans on social media.

Why NC State? "I'm real excited about my decision," said Reagan. "When I got there for my visit, the coaching staff took me right in and made me feel at home. They made me feel a part of the family the second I got on campus and it felt like a place I could spend the next four or five years of my life there."

Picked NC State Over: Central Florida, Iowa State, Arkansas and Kentucky among others

Scouting Report: "Tylar is such a humble young man," Bartram coach Darrell Sutherland told the St Augustine Record. "Even with all of the preseason accolades he was receiving, he never stopped working. If anything, he turned things up a notch. It's neat to see hard work getting paid off with some recognition."

Sutherland said Reagan, who's father, Ronald Reagan coaches the offensive line at Bartram, has been on this path for quite some time.

"He's had the blessings of being around some guys in our program, and with his dad being a coach, who know how to go through this process and have helped him along," Sutherland said. "At the same time, he's a tireless worker. That's one of the biggest things I can say about Tylar: he's already a naturally gifted young man, but he's also a hard worker."

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