Pack Pursuing McNair

Pack Pride catches up with defensive back Dion McNair and gets the latest on his recruiting and where the Pack stands.

Dion McNair is still waiting for his first offer, but NC State has been heavily recruiting him in recent months.

While the 6-0, 185-pound prospect from Randleman, NC has made a name for himself putting up big numbers as a running back, McNair says the Pack is recruiting him for his potential in the secondary.

"Different schools are recruiting me to play different positions, but I think NC State wants me to play defensive back. I would probably play safety if I ended up there, and I'm fine with that. It doesn't matter to me where I play."

This year McNair rushed for 1,530 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also recorded 25 tackles and two interceptions on defense.

"NC State has recruited me the harder than the other big schools in the state. They're definitely high on my list and I'm still hoping for an offer. I'm also looking at North Carolina, ECU and some smaller schools, like North Carolina Central and A&T."

Why is McNair so interested in the Pack?

"I've been to their campus more than anywhere else and I just feel real comfortable there. I like the layout of things and they have a real good football program. The coaches have always been really nice and I'm real impressed with their facilities."

Coaches from NC State and East Carolina have called McNair in the past week, and he expects to hear from coaches at other schools in the coming days.

"I think I could bring a lot to the next level as a defensive back," he said. "I've got a great eye for the ball, and once it's in the air I break on it really well. I have that knack for making plays."

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