Wolfpack Tracking Krimin

NC State has offered Metuchen (NJ) St Joseph offensive lineman Nick Krimin and Pack Pride has the latest on the junior's recruitment.


NC State has its work cut out in recruiting Nick Krimin. He’s right up the road from Rutgers and the Scarlet Knights have offered. And while Rutgers may be the team everyone else is chasing, Krimin does seem to be listening to what other schools have to say.

At least that much is a positive sign for the Wolfpack and the other schools that have offered Krimin (6-6, 270). That list includes Syracuse, Old Dominion, Temple and West Virginia in addition to NC State and Rutgers.

Krimin doesn’t deny his interest in Rutgers. He said the move to the Big Ten has made the school even more attractive because of the improved competition from their Big East days. But he said more impressive is Rutgers’ academic ranking in several areas and that seems to be more important.

“They’re a great school and they’re going to do well in the future. They’re good academically and only 15 minutes away from my house so that’s always a plus. It was special to me since that was my first offer. A lot of their coaches message me quite often. They come by and visit sometimes. They definitely made it clear they want me.”

The biggest thing Rutgers has going for it is location.

“That always has its advantages. I can go home whenever I want, have a family dinner, get my laundry washed, and me and my family can do the things I still do.”

St. Joseph’s offensive lineman has not visited any other schools outside of Rutgers. They are a little tougher to visit than the school 15 minutes up the street. Krimin has a busy schedule due to school and it’s been that way for a while especially with football season going on a while ago.

Now he is trying to make time to take some visits. Syracuse is recruiting him harder than any school other than Rutgers and he said Virginia Tech has sniffed around a lot even though they are not one of the schools that has offered.

“NC State offered me [in December]," said Krimin. "Me and Coach Faulkner have talked a little about the program, and he said that I was offered in their book. He said the head coach would definitely like to make that clear.”

Faulkner visited Metuchen (NJ) back during the evaluation period when he was checking on NC State’s top New Jersey targets.

“He was definitely a cool guy. He’s laid back which I like. He seems like a great coach but I definitely would like to get to know him in the future. He told me they have a great communications program which is always a plus because that’s probably what I’m going to major in. Other than that he told me it’s a beautiful campus with great facilities and things like that.”

Krimin is rated a three star prospect by Scout.com.
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