Scout Ranking: ***
Scout Rank: No. 53 Tight End
Size: 6-4, 214 pounds
Hometown: Dallas (GA)
School: North Paulding High School
Projected Position At NC State: Tight End
Accolades: named all-region
Commit Date: June 18, 2015
Recruiting Scene: Autenrieth held close to 20 offers but the offer from NC State really stood out to him. The offer put him on the path to committing and a springtime visit to Raleigh was all he needed to go ahead and pull the trigger for the Wolfpack.
Why NC State? "I've been talking to coach Faulkner for a while. Lately, for the last month, I've been talking to coach Canada and you know when you're talking to the OC all the time that they have a plan for you and they really want you. And when I went up for the visit the coaches were awesome. There were no bad vibes from anybody. It was basically a no-brainer."
Picked NC State Over: Pittsburgh, Marshall, Southern Miss and others.
Scouting Report: Since Autenrieth played almost exclusively in the slot there will be a steep learning curve for him once he gets to NC State. The thing that jumps out with him is his overall athleticism. He is very explosive with good hands. Autenrieth will need to get faster while also adding weight. - Pack Pride recruiting analyst Steve Williams