New Offer for Becton

Wilmington (NC) New Hanover offensive lineman Nick Becton has been a busy man this spring.

Wilmington (NC) New Hanover offensive lineman Nick Becton has been a busy man this spring.

"I went to some schools, but I haven't been anywhere lately," Becton told Pack Pride. "I went to South Carolina for their Spring Game. That was probably the last school I went to.

"I've now been to [North] Carolina, NC State, Clemson, South Carolina, Alabama, and Auburn. The [visits] that stood out the most were probably Alabama and NC State. Both staffs seemed nice, and I was able to see the practices. The facilities at both of those were real nice, and I got to get a better view of the place."

A massive offensive tackle prospect, Becton has played just one year of high school football. However, he has all the tools to be a quality offensive tackle on the next level. He receives minutes for his state-championship basketball team and has great footwork and agility.

"He's only played football for one year, so he's very raw," said New Hanover head coach Kevin Motsinger. "On film when you see him, fundamentally and technically he's not very good. But you take any kid in America that has played just one year of football and they will be that way. However, he has the potential to be a D'Brickashaw Ferguson."

Becton impressed at last month's Shrine Bowl Combine. Checking in at 6-foot-6 and 285 pounds, he was the largest lineman in attendance, but he posted the fastest 40-yard dash of any other lineman, ripping off a 5.15 on grass. He also ran a 4.63 shuttle, 28.3-inch vertical, and 16 reps of 185 pounds on the bench.

"I thought I did okay," said Becton. "I felt I could have done better. I think I can do better on the bench press. I only got 16 reps, but I like that I did well in the shuttle. That was probably the best time I could get on that."

Unsure of his summer camp plans, Becton has one combine remaining.

"I'll probably figure out in the next couple of days what camps I will go to. I'll be going to the combine in Charlotte."

Currently he holds scholarship offers from East Carolina, NC State and South Carolina. The Gamecocks were the latest school to extend an offer.

"It was exciting," said Becton. "It's a big school, and they have a good coach. I want to get down and see a game so I can meet the coaches. I didn't get to talk with the coaches at the Spring Game."

The talented lineman is also fond of the Wolfpack and Pirates.

"The new coaching staff at NC State... I've got to know them the most out of all the coaching staffs," said Becton. "I've been there a few times, and I like the facilities. Next year I'll have two former teammates that will be on the team. George Bryan was telling me the other day that I need to go there. "I like the coaching staff at East Carolina. It's pretty close to home, and I know a couple of people that go there."

Carrying a 4.0+ GPA in the classroom, Becton will have no problems qualifying. He claims to have no leader and has not set a timetable to reach a decision.

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