Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha is a school all ACC coaches are accustomed to recruiting, some more than others.
NC State's coaches are checking out a junior athlete from the school by the name of Tyler Green. He's 6-2 and 215 pounds and no one seems to know what position he will play in college. That's a testimony to his versatility and skill set more than anything, so it's a plus and not a negative.
Green camped at State this summer and came away saying plenty of good things about the school.
"I loved it. I had a really good feeling when I was up there. They were the first to offer me and I really liked the campus, coaches and new staff. I liked the players too. I was able to meet a couple of them. It was nice to be able to go down there. That was a really nice trip," he said.
"Coach Richard McNutt is really cool. It's especially really cool that he's the defensive backs coach. He's the corners coach. I think they are recruiting me for safety. I keep in touch with him and he makes sure my family is okay. We just talk and he looks out for me." Maryland is the other school that has offered Green and is another option he is interested in. He visited College Park as well and likes the fact that it is close to home and close to his current school.
"Maryland was okay. They're always right here at home, right around the corner. Whenever he's around DeMatha I see Coach Locksley. I'm pretty familiar with them."
Green said Penn State, Iowa, Georgia Tech and Syracuse have not offered yet but have shown signs that they plan to recruit him.
But one school has his attention more than any other.
"I don't think I could say I have any favorites because I'm just waiting to see what's coming in but right now I'm really looking into NC State because they were the first ones to offer me."
NC State and Maryland were not the only schools Green saw this summer. He also went to Georgia and Tennessee. Green was one of many prospects that watched Penn State's spring game several months ago too.
Green said his leadership skills and his ability to cover a lot of ground are his two best characteristics st safety.