Pack Pride takes a look at this week's official visitors to NC State. Players are allowed to make five official visits throughout the year.
OL Michael Oher...6-5, 330 pounds, 5.2 in the 40...Briarcrest Christian Academy, Memphis, Tn
Ratings...Consensus all-american...No. 4 OL in the nation and No. 3 player in Tn by TheInsiders.com
Recruiter...Noel Mazzone...Offers...Basically every school in the nation...Schools under consideration...NC State, Ole Miss, Memphis, Tennessee, Oklahoma
Scouting...Oher is one of those rare high school offensive linemen that actually has the talent to come in and contribute very early in his career. Reports were that Oher was dominant while at NC State's camp over the summer. Has tremendous size but just as impressive is his ability to move given that size.
Where the Pack stands...Hats off to Pack OC Noel Mazzone for establishing State as a serious player in the Oher sweepstakes. This weekend's visit will actually be Oher's third to NC State in the last six months. He also attended junior day and camp back in June. Mazzone and OL coach Mike Barry have forged a solid relationship with Oher and this weekend's visit, including the gameday atmosphere at Carter-Finley stadium will go a long way in determining whether the Pack will continue to be a major player in the week's to come. As things stand now, we think it'll take a blow-out visit for that to happen.
OL Ronnie Wilson...6-4, 330 pounds, 5.4 in the 40...Ely High School, Pompano Beach, Fl
Ratings...4-star prospect and the No. 26 player in Florida by TheInsiders.com...Recruiter...Doc Holliday...Offers...Michigan, Florida, NC State, Pittsburgh, Auburn, Ohio State and Oklahoma among others...Schools under consideration...NC State, Ohio State, Florida, LSU and Pittsburgh
Scouting...Wilson is another mammoth target that has dominated on the high school level. Boasts tremendous strength and good speed. Solid student that hopes to graduate early and enroll in college by January.
Where the Pack stands...With DE/LB James Martin and WR Sterling Hicks already on the roster, Ely High School has been kind to the Wolfpack. Another factor in the Pack's favor is that they have had success at bringing kids in that wanted to graduate early and enroll for spring practice. Wilson camped at State over the summer and we feel that Ohio State and Florida are the primary competition here. Like Oher, the Pack needs a very good official visit with Wilson to propel them further up the ladder on Wilson's favorite's list. In the Pack's favor is the fact that his recruiting is being handled by coach Holliday. The downside, at least historically, is the fact NC State has never landed an offensive lineman from south Florida.