Super SC DE Takes in Wolfpack

NC State hosted defensive end Jason Ayers this past weekend. We've got the latest on his thoughts about the Pack and which schools he's got his eyes on currently.

DE Jason Ayers from Marlboro County High School in Bennettsville, SC has been a tough man to track down this summer but he's been fairly easy to spot if you're fortunate enough to take in a Marlboro contest. Although his team has struggled to a 1-2 record, Ayers has done his part as he's registered 33 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles through the first three games of the season.

On the recruiting front, Ayers reports a written offer from Tennessee and a verbal offer from NC State. He recently told Pack Pride that Virginia Tech has offered as well.

"I've still got the Tennessee and NC State offers, and I think Virginia Tech has offered as well," he said. "Right now, those three are my top schools, and I'm looking at all three pretty much the same."

At 6-3, 220 pounds, Ayers likely projects as a defensive end in college. That position will be a major need in the class of 2006 and the three-star prospect got a chance to see the Wolfpack up close this past weekend during their contest with Virginia Tech. It was a return trip for Ayers but an enjoyable visit, nonetheless.

"I really liked the trip and I had a lot of fun," said Ayers. "I kind of focused on Manny and Mario but, really, I like the whole defense. I think the main thing is I just want to go somewhere where I can help my team win."

So far Ayers has fielded a call from Tennessee. He is rated the No. 21 prospect in South Carolina by SuperPrep magazine.

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