Bedics Takes First Official Visit This Weekend

This weekend's game between NC State and Maryland is critical for both teams, with bowl aspirations on the line. <P> It's going to be a huge recruiting weekend for the Wolfpack as well, with several prospects visiting unofficially and a "sleeper" taking an official visit down to Raleigh from Pennsylvania.

"I'm going down to NC State this Friday for an official visit," John Bedics told StateFans. "I'm really looking forward to it."

Bedics, a 6-foot-6 240 pound defensive end for Bethlehem (PA) Catholic, pointed out that it took some help from a local opponent to attract the Wolfpack's attention.

"There is a high school coach from around here who knows Coach Amato and he told him that there's a player up here that NC State should look at. NC State contacted me, and I sent them my tape. They offered a scholarship after looking at my tapes and then Coach Williams came up to my school to talk with my coaches. I like Coach Williams a lot. He's a great guy."

John will be taking his first official visit of the year to NC State this weekend. What's he expecting on his visit?

"We fly down on Friday and from what I hear it's a beautiful place with a great campus and atmosphere. The coaches were telling me they put a new building in that's nice so I want to see that too. I'm also wanting to go to the game against Maryland... that's a pretty big game."

Bedics lists UCONN, West Virginia, Boston College, and Penn State as his other suitors. He's unsure of exact offers from those schools, but noted that his older brother, Pat, is a freshman linebacker for the Nittany Lions. Would that make Penn State his favorite?

"Well, I'm in between right now because I haven't seen them all yet. NC State's at the top of my list right now because it's in a great conference, and I like the coaches. That's why I'm going down this weekend to really see what it's like."

With a good visit could he decide to pull the trigger for the NC State Wolfpack?

"Yes, it's a possibility... I might do that."

Bedics, who is fully qualified, finished the season with 7 sacks for Bethleham Catholic High School. For his efforts he was named to The Maxwell Club, an honor given to the Top 40 players in the tri-state area. He hopes to be selected for the Big 33 All-Star game which is played between the top players from Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Check back this weekend at StateFans for more on Bedics and his official visit to NC State!

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