Gainey Still Awaiting First Offer

DB Ed Gainey from Mt Tabor visited for NC State's matchup with UCF. He talks with Pack Pride about the trip.

After snagging 13 interceptions and scoring eight touchdowns, DB Ed Gainey from Mt Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, NC may find it difficult to repeat his performance as a junior.

With his team off to a 3-0 start this year, Gainey snagged his first interception of the year this past week and returned it for a score only to have it called back because of a penalty. The senior defensive back will rotate between safety and cornerback this year and is getting time at slot receiver as well.

At 6-0, 174 pounds, Gainey had an impressive 4.34-second 40-yard dash earlier this year at the Shrine Bowl combine held at Ragsdale High School. Despite his impressive showings on the field and combine circuit, Gainey still awaits his first offer.

"I still don't have any offers yet," he said. "I'm hearing from Wake Forest and Buffalo called on Saturday. I'm also still hearing from UNC a little bit but I would say NC State is recruiting me the hardest."

Gainey made his second trip to NC State this past weekend and took in the Pack's contest with Central Florida. So what did he think?

"It was a lot of fun," said Gainey. "I had been there before so I was kind of familiar with it but I like the campus and I like their football team. They played good Saturday night, they just came out too relaxed.

"Coach Reed is recruiting me and I like him a lot. He told me he wanted to offer but he had to talk it over with all the other coaches first. I think the main thing is the coaches just want to see some of my senior film first."


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