Micah Till has never been more excited about his future at NC State. That's due to the official visit he took recently and what he now knows and expects.
Meeting fellow recruits, talking to coaches, seeing the town and
enjoying the campus were all things that the Maryland native enjoyed
about his trip to Raleigh. But he had a pretty good feeling all of
that would go well.
He said the coaches talked a little about football and a little
about life. That balanced approach worked well with Till.
"I talked mostly to Coach Faulkner and Coach Doeren. Coach Faulkner
is the tight ends coach and Coach McNutt is my recruiter. The
coaches are good. They're people that love what they do and
you can tell that.
"We looked at how they used the tight ends this year. They use the
tight ends a lot. Well, tight ends or fullbacks. They put two or
three on the field at the same time."
That's a message that has resonated with several tight end recruits
and commitments looking to earn time at the position. It's that
optimism because of opportunity and knowledge of the staff's track
record with tight ends elsewhere that makes for an exciting
possibility in Till's eyes.
But that doesn't mean Till is guaranteed a starting position or even
playing time. He knows that any early time on the playing field will
be determined by his level of dedication and hard work shown on the
"We did look at that but it's really up to me just in terms of how
hard I work."
Till's receiving numbers were down a bit in 2013 as he also saw
extensive time on defense. He finished the season with 12 catches
for 294 yards and two touchdowns. On defense Till tallied 49
tackles, 20 tackles for loss and nine sacks.
Till was named to the Washington Post all-metro team as a senior and
selected to play in the Maryland Crab Bowl, a yearly all-star event
attracting the top players from the state of Maryland.
Till: "The Coaches Are Good"
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