Graham Impresses at Camp

Raleigh (NC) Wakefield wide receiver T.J. Graham attended NC State's camp looking to secure an offer from the Wolfpack.

Raleigh (NC) Wakefield wide receiver T.J. Graham attended NC State's camp looking to secure an offer from the Wolfpack.

"The camp went good," Graham told Pack Pride. "The coaches said that they liked what they saw from me. They hadn't seen me catch before, but they had heard that I was real fast.

"I talked to coach O'Brien and coach Bible after the workouts. There are some rules about how they can't offer a player on campus at camp, but all I can say is that I feel like they are going to send me an offer real soon."

Graham had a chance to work out with the quarterbacks who were also in Raleigh for NC State's camp, and he left impressed with a certain signal-caller.

"Mike Glennon, he's really good," said Graham. "He really is good. I was able to catch some passes from him. We're going to keep in touch... we exchanged numbers. That's the only other player I really talked to."

Graham was a star at the Jamestown Shrine Bowl Combine where he flashed his speed. The son of track guru Trevor Graham, T.J. ripped off 4.30 and 4.36 runs in the 40-yard dash, and he stood out in the other events as well. At 6-0, 166 pounds, Graham also notched an impressive 35-inch vertical and had seven reps of 185 pounds on the bench press with a sub-4.4 shuttle time.

How did he fare at NC State's camp?

"The State coaches said they already know I am fast and that I didn't need to be running," said Graham.

Look for Graham to impact this season on the gridiron. Last year, his athleticism couldn't translate over to the football field as Wakefield struggled finding a quarterback to get him the football. Graham even had to play some quarterback for Wakefield.

He ended the season with 12 catches for 242 yards for two touchdowns in eight games. He also threw for another 128 yards and rushed for 118 yards.

NC State is recruiting him to play wide receiver, and he remains high on the local college program.

"I think they have a winning attitude there," said Graham. "The coaches want to win, and they are going to be successful. They are going to do the right things to win. That's what I like to hear."

Other programs on the radar include Florida State, Wake Forest, Virginia, Duke, Colorado, and South Carolina. Graham claims to have no leader and wants to take a couple of unofficial visits before deciding.

"I think I'm going to take a couple of visits," he said. "A lot of schools have talked about offers, but I haven't got in any of the papers yet."

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