Micah Till was an all-state defensive lineman in Maryland last year, but his future is on offense and he is just fine with that.
The three-star player from Upper Marlboro (MD) Wise High School will play tight end for NC State. That's a position he has experience playing. Given a choice he would have preferred offense so he's happy with the choice the coaches are making for him.
"I just like having the ball in my hands. I like to catch the ball and make plays. I think I'll fit in well there because they use the tight ends a lot."
The coaches have told Till tight end is where he will start and that is where he will stay. He said that's how he wants it too.
Till is not quite as big as he had been previously advertised. He said he's between 6-5 and 6-6 and right now the scales read 255. That's fifteen pounds lighter than the 270 that had been reported. For a tight end that might even be preferable to the bigger listing.
He has been working in the weight room from a packet the coaches have given him that regiments his routine and gives some order to his exercise. The physical preparation has not been as difficult as the mental side of the college game that he is already becoming familiar with.
"I've been working on learning the offense. I just have to get used to the terminology. Once I get that down I'll pick it up. I've been talking to a coach at my high school about it and that's helping."
Till said he will room with Deonte Holden this fall, and both are from Maryland so he feels that should be a good pairing. The two played against one another in AAU basketball when they were younger. They attended one football combine together and attended school about fifteen minutes apart.