Glenville High School in Cleveland, Oh is one of the nation's best when it comes to producing college football players. The school has historically been a feeder program for Ohio State and boasts Troy Smith and Ted Ginn Jr as two of it's top players that went on to successful careers with the Buckeyes.
NC State may not be a common name in that area right now but given the current coaching staff's history recruiting in the midwest, it's a safe bet that you'll hear of more prospects with Wolfpack interest in the coming years.
The Pack has already taken a step in that direction by making Glenville's CB William Lowe a major prospect for the class of 2008. Although smallish at 5-9, 165 pounds, Lowe was a major contributor this past year at running back and defensive back in helping lead Glenville to a 11-3 record.
The Wolfpack has recruited Lowe for several months but made an official offer to him back in December. The senior CB told Pack Pride that the State coaching staff has told him how much they need another corner in this class so he'll use his upcoming visit to find out what the Pack is all about.
"State has had a lot of interest in me and they offered about a month ago," said Lowe. "They had been recruiting me during the season but they offered me about a month ago. Coach Horton is the guy recruiting me. They said they need a corner to come in and play and compete and they said I'd have an opportunity if I come there. They were saying that they have a good program and it's real nice down there. I just want to see how it is when I go on my visit. I don't know that much about NC State right now. I've seen them on TV a couple of times but that's about all I know."
Lowe has made previous official visits to Indiana and Iowa and is considering official visits to Michigan and Ohio State. For now he heads into the final month of recruiting with four schools at the top of his list.
"Right now I'd say my top four are Iowa, NC State, Indiana and Michigan. I'd say all of them are even as far as recruiting me the hardest."
Although he isn't set on a timetable for a final decision on his future college, Lowe does know what the main factors will be when that time arrives.
"Academics are important and playing early is important although it doesn't necessarily matter if I come in and play early. The main thing really is that I come in and get my academics and get a degree."