Justin Witt is gearing up to visit NC State this weekend. It will be his first time visiting the school and it could be the Wolfpack’s best chance to stay in it for the long haul.
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There are some factors that are probably a little out of NC State’s control. Witt has visited Iowa many times already and he plans to camp at Iowa this summer. It is not a secret Iowa has his attention. Kirk Ferentz has a strong reputation for working with offensive linemen and putting offensive linemen into the National Football League.
That is not the only reason he likes Iowa.
“Their coaches over there are really good to me. I’ve been there about six times now and it’s pretty close to home. It’s a good school so I’m going to over there and camp to see how it goes.”
Witt could also camp at Notre Dame. He has only been to Notre Dame two times. He went to a game in South Bend and he camped there last year. They have not offered either but that is another offer that would probably go a long way too. Notre Dame and Iowa are the only camps that Witt could identify as very likely to be on his schedule. He has not been invited to Notre Dame’s elite camp yet so that one is a little bit up in the air. He does know Notre Dame’s staff well and that seems to be one he will make.
NC State has offered so Witt does not need to camp there. He has never been to the school but Friday that changes.
“This Friday I’m leaving to go to NC State. I’ve been getting recruited by them since my freshman year. Coach Uremovich the offensive line coach has stuck to his word. He was saying he was going to offer me and all I had to do was get bigger. I got bigger and they offered so he stuck by his word.”
Now Witt will stick by his word. He will visit now that he has the offer. Getting bigger has taken a long time. When Witt was only a freshman at Lincoln-Way West he was already tall (6-5). But he only weighed 210 pounds so he might have been mistaken for a receiver, a tight end, or maybe even a basketball player. Now he is up to 6-7 and 270 pounds and looks like an offensive tackle with aspirations is supposed to look.
That did not happen overnight. Through diet and exercise Witt played his sophomore year at 225 pounds and last year he was in the 250 range. This offseason has been the biggest period of growth in the shortest amount of time and he will be one of the bigger linemen in his conference beginning in September.
Witt is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 46 offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com.
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