GT Commit Opens the Door for State?

NC State has made contact with one of Georgia Tech's commitments and he has left the door open for a possible visit to Raleigh down the road. Pack Pride has the latest.

Dublin (Ga) High School standout Nick McRae put a quick end to his recruiting back in May when he made a verbal commitment to Georgia Tech. The 6-4, 290 pound offensive lineman ultimately chose the Jackets over NC State.

The recent firing of Tech head coach Chan Gailey has led to several of GT's commitments being contacted by other colleges to gauge interest in exploring their options. NC State, in particular, has expressed interest in McRae and LB Steven Sylvester from Union Grove High School in McDonough, Ga.

McRae talked about his recent contact with the Wolfpack coaches.

"Yeah, State has been showing interest in me," said McRae. "They came by the school just saying that with the situation with coach Gailey getting fired, they wanted me to know they're interested in me and asked about me coming up to get a look at them."

McRae added that he's exploring the possibility of giving NC State a visit at some point down the road.

"I feel that I probably will take a look at them because I'm open a little bit," he said. "I'll probably listen to what some of the other schools have to offer but I'm just hearing from people right now."

In addition to NC State, Maryland has also made contact but McRae plans to meet the new Georgia Tech head coach before making any definite visit plans.

"I won't do anything until I have a chance to meet with the new coach first."

McRae is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 9 center in the nation by

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