The trend in college football has been to target long, rangy cornerbacks and at 6-3 185 pounds, Kissimmee (FL) Osceola (FL) cornerback Carlos Becker certainly fits that mold. He’s been a major priority for the NC State coaching staff and they had an opportunity to host him on an official visit this past weekend.
Despite the distance from Florida to North Carolina, Becker was able to reconnect with a former teammate in Raleigh who let him know just how important he is to the Wolfpack.
“I loved it up there,” said Becker. “Riley Nicholson hosted me on my visit and he was telling me how much the coaches talk to him about how much they want me up there and how much they need me there.”
The only downside to the weekend may have been the Pack’s loss to Clemson. State put up a valiant fight against the third-ranked Tigers and that was something Becker took notice of.
“The game was good. They kept on fighting. They didn’t hang their heads when Clemson scored. They just kept it rolling. They lost but it was still a pretty good game. The coaches just talked to me after the game saying that the game showed how much I was needed at NC State at corner so that was pretty much the big message.”
So where does NC State stand after the visit?
“NC State is in my top two right now with Kentucky. I haven’t made my official visit to Kentucky yet though. I plan to make my decision after I take all my officials (visits) and have thought everything through.”
Becker is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 34 safety in the nation by Scout.com.