Till: "The Coaches Are Good"

NC State commitment Micah Till talks about his recent official visit to Raleigh. The Wise (MD) standout excelled a tight end and defensive end during his senior campaign.

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 practice field.

"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.


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