NC State didn't take a tight end in the class of 2013 so it's a safe bet that position will attract quite a bit of attention from the Wolfpack coaches over the next 12 months.
One player they're keeping a close eye on is Wagener (SC) Salley standout R.J. Tyler. At 6-4, 230 pounds, he had 20 receptions for nearly 300 yards and six touchdowns as a junior. This past weekend he was at NC State for the Pack's junior day and he talked with Pack Pride afterwards about how the visit went.
"It was good. I liked the campus and I liked the football facilities and stuff. We watched film on the tight ends and then they showed us around the weight room. We also got to go see some of the basketball game.
"Coach Kitchings is recruiting me. He's a real nice guy. He actually went to the same high school that I go to now."
While still very early in the recruiting process for next year's class, Tyler said he's primarily hearing from a trio of schools thus far.
"NC State, Clemson and South Carolina are the main schools recruiting me right now," he said. "I haven't got any offers so far but I'm planning to go to camps this summer, probably State, Clemson and South Carolina. I think most of the coaches want to see me work out for them in person."
As far as when he'd like to get recruiting out of the way, Tyler said he's in no rush.
"I'll probably just wait a while and weigh my options before I make a decision."