4-star TE Makes Stop at NC State

NC State struck paydirt several years ago when they snagged OL Jed Paulsen from Columbia, Mo. The Pack is back in Missouri yet again and this time, have their sights set on one of the nation's very best tight end prospects. We've got the lowdown on his recent visit to NC State.

NC State extended an early offer to Quarterback Logan Gray from Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Mo. He has since become one of State's top prospects at the signal-caller position. They've also made an offer to one of Gray's top targets, tight end Aron White. Recently, the rising senior made an unofficial visit to Raleigh and spent some time checking out the Wolfpack football program.

White, at 6-4, 210 pounds and boasting 4.7-second speed in the 40-yard dash, put up big numbers as a junior. On the year he hauled in 36 receptions for 621 yards and 11 touchdowns. That production combined with a world of potential has led to scholarship offers from the likes of NC State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Kansas State, Duke, South Carolina, Iowa, Nebraska, Arizona and Michigan State among others. Every school is recruiting White as a tight end although Georgia is looking at him to possibly start out as a wide receiver.

"Yeah, everyone likes me as a tight end but Georgia said I might start out as a wide receiver and then move to tight end later. Really, I prefer tight end because that's what I've played in high school."

With interest seemingly coming from every direction, White recently made a whirlwind tour of college campuses with stops along the way at Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Duke, NC State and Wake Forest.

The four-star prospect spent half a day in Raleigh and talked about his initial visit to NC State.

"That visit went really well," said White. "I met with coach Amato and coach Trestman and they showed me around. State has some awesome facilities and I really had a good time. They actually have a guy there from my hometown (Jed Paulsen) and he showed me around some, too, and that was nice."

White admits that he has yet to narrow his list of schools down but he did indicate that the Pack is a team he's got under consideration.

"State's a big name program that just had a bunch of players taken in the draft," he said. "Depending on how my other visits go, they might be in my final six or they might not but I'm seriously considering them right now."


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