With the 2006 NFL draft now passed, the staff at Pack Pride will take a draft-like look at the prospects NC State is targeting for the class of 2007. We have researched the recruiting needs for the class of 2007 and the early names the Pack has targeted to meet those needs. We compiled all the information and came up with, who we believe to be, 20 of the most important recruits for 2007. We've ranked them in order based on talent and the Wolfpack's need at each position and will work backwards from No. 20 to No. 1. As always, the info provided in this report is solely the opinion of the staff at Pack Pride and is in no way connected with any actual recruiting board of the coaching staff at NC State. Today we highlight our pick for the Pack's 12th selection.
Pack Pride's pick as the No. 12 selection in the 2006 mock draft is....OL Kyle Fischer
6-6, 270 pounds, 5.6-seconds in the 40
Spring Valley High School, Columbia, SC
Scouting Report: Fischer is part of a super trio of offensive linemen at Spring Valley. He starts at left tackle and has a fabulous frame that will likely have him projecting at tackle on the college level as well. Does a very good job of driving his man back and when he gets his hands on the defender, he rarely loses a battle. Fischer needs to improve his foot speed and tends to play high. He will also need to hone his skills in pass protection as well. All in all, Fischer has been an underated prospect in our opinion and boasts a ton of upside.
The Lowdown: Fischer graded out at ninety percent with 74 kickdown blocks en route to being named All-Area and second team All-State as a junior. At 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds, Fischer has the upside college coaches look for in an offensive line prospect.
Fischer listed the Wolfpack as an early leader but has since backed off those claims. He has picked up offers from Vanderbilt, East Carolina, Maryland and Louisville in addition to NC State. Fischer has visited State a couple of times and may trip to Raleigh again in July. Since he is currently denying a leader, it's hard to say where he may be leaning but the Pack has laid a solid foundation to get him later in the year.
Fischer Quote On NC State: "I had a great time up there (at NC State). It was just a good experience overall. I got to talk to all the coaches. I really like their academics, and I think the football program is progressing. They had already offered me, so I was really interested. It was nice to see the place up close."
#75 Kyle Fischer Video
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