'I'm Wide Open'

John Lubischer is former teammates with current Pack QB Mike Greco. The State coaches would like nothing than for the two to join forces again in 2006.

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    The tight end has been a huge part of the NC State offense over the last several years and the Pack will look to fortify the position, especially after the departure of senior TJ Williams. While State has made inroads with several talented prospects, John Lubischer from Boca Raton (Fla) High School has been especially high on the Wolfpack.

    At 6-4, 255 pounds and boasting 4.8-second speed in the 40-yard dash, Lubischer has put together a solid senior season- tallying 20 catches for 290 yards and five scores while helping lead his team to a 5-4 record and a spot in the playoffs.

    The senior's play and potential has lead to interest from numerous schools and scholarship offers from NC State, Ole Miss, Duke and Northwestern.

    Pack Pride caught up with Lubischer for an update on his recruiting and the schools he's considering for an official visit.

    "I've been talking to Coach [Todd] Stroud about coming to State on December 10th and I'm going to Duke [for an official visit] January 13th," he said. "I'm going to take all five [official visits]. Ole Miss, they're going to get a visit. The rest is up in the air, I'm not sure."

    As for favorites, Lubischer is non-committal currently but the Pack appears to be a serious team of contention.

    "Really, I'm wide open, but the people that have offered me obviously are the schools I'm interested in.

    "As for State, they are in a beautiful part of the country – I want to stay on the East Coast. I have a good friend, who is my old quarterback, Mike Greco that plays for them. He likes it a lot. It's a great school to play football at in the ACC. And I'd like to be able to go there with and old friend. I think it would make the adjustment easier."

    The combination of Greco and Pack defensive line coach Todd Stroud has helped to keep NC State at the forefront all year.

    "I talk to (Mike) every once in a while," he said. "He says he loves it. He wants me to go out there definitely. I talk to the State coaches every week. I talk to Coach Stroud. I give him updates on how I'm doing week-by-week."

    Lubsicher projects as an academic qualifier. He is rated the No. 15 tight end in the nation by Scout.com.

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