Pack Battling For JUCO Lineman

NC State is battling for JUCO offensive lineman Luke Hayes who officially visited the Wolfpack in July.

It has been more than a month but the memory is still fresh in his mind. Luke Hayes took an official visit to NC State in July and the Pack showed him a lot.

Junior college recruits can take official visits over the summer and Hayes took advantage of that scheduling perk so he can focus more on his season this fall. He had never been to State before but in his short stint in Raleigh he found a school that he could potentially call home.

"I was pretty comfortable there," Hayes said.

Mike Uremovich has built a strong relationship with Hayes and that has been helpful since he's the offensive line coach and would be working with the junior college transfer-to-be on a personal level. Hayes is looking for immediate playing time like so many other JUCOs and he likes the message from Dave Doeren staff.

"They say their left tackle that's there now is going to graduate. I can come in and compete for the starting job so that's good. It was a really good trip, learning about the school. I got to know the coaches and that was good too."

Hayes will take an official visit to Michigan State on Oct. 12 and he said that he will also take an official visit to Arizona (TBD). Kansas State and Kentucky are two other schools that the 6-6, 300-pound tackle is hearing from on a regular basis.

Butler County (KS) is 4-0 and the 6-6, 300-pound tackle said he's happy with his performance to date but will continue to work on fine tuning his technique.

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