Pack First to Offer Vance

NC State was the first to offer 2016 wideout Demetric Vance after his performance at camp.

Cass Tech wide receiver Demetric Vance probably grew up watching Michigan, Michigan State and other schools that most college football fans in Detroit (MI) follow. It came as a surprise when NC State gave him his first offer.
NC State is known as a major conference football program but the reality is not many kids in Michigan grow up dreaming of playing for the Wolfpack. Dave Doeren has some ties to the region from his time at Northern Illinois so there’s a chance that could change in a couple of cases but by and large it’s still a surprise for most Midwestern recruits when NC State offers and especially when they offer before Big Ten schools.
Vance (6-2, 190) camped at Michigan and Michigan State in June so his home state schools are aware of him and will be recruiting him. But it was NC State that offered first.
“I went to a one day camp there while we were visiting three different colleges. We went to NC State, North Carolina and Miami. At NC State the coaches said they liked my game, the way I play and how I use my body.”
He didn’t have much time to see the school but Vance was able to tour around for a short time.

“It was a great community. It seems like a great place to be. It’s a little different from what I’m used to but I liked it. I’ll probably be going there again. I haven’t talked to them since then but they said they’re going to be in touch. I thought they have some good coaches.”
Vance also liked the atmosphere at North Carolina. Because he spent a good amount of time in the Triangle he’s now thinking about ACC schools more than ever before. It would be a transition being in such a different part of the country but he respects the fact that NC State saw something in him before anyone else.
That other ACC school that he visited also left a lasting memory in his mind.
“Miami was great. There are a lot of exciting things I never knew about Miami. Some things about the school I really had no idea about. I liked Miami a lot.”
It’s still going to be easier for Vance to visit Michigan and Michigan State than those three ACC schools so Vance said he will be in East Lansing and Ann Arbor for games this fall. He does want to set up a trip to Raleigh so he can get to know the coaches better and find out how much interest they really have.
Michigan and Michigan State have not offered and Vance said he doesn’t know how much interest they have but he seems to want to continue to try at catching their attention and he has plenty of time to do that considering he's only a rising junior.

Vance is rated a three-star prospect by

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