Pack Eyeing Hoboken Defensive Tackle

NC State hit the state of New Jersey hard during the spring evaluation period. One player they've got solidly on their radar is Hoboken (NJ) standout Michael Douglas. Pack Pride has the latest.

New Jersey is known as one of the top talent producing states in the northeast and Hoboken High School may be one of the most frequented programs in that area over the next nine months. The school boasts three-star OG/DT Isaac Holmes and three-star DE Bernardo Nunez. Both of those players boast offers from NC State. A third, DT Michael Douglas, hasn’t received an offer from the Wolfpack just yet but he’s a player the State coaches are keeping close tabs on.

After notching 60 tackles, including 32 solo stops and nine sacks, Douglas has landed recruiting interest from numerous schools. The all-county performer has yet to land his first offer but feels it’s only a matter of time.

“I’m hearing from schools all over the country, from everywhere,” said Douglas. “I haven’t got any offers yet, though. I think a lot of teams want to see me at their camp and some just want to see me a little bit more on the field. It seems like Connecticut, Maryland, Rutgers and Syracuse may be the closest to offering.”

One school that will definitely be evaluating for a potential offer down the road is NC State. The Pack dropped in on Hoboken recently and Douglas said he likes what he’s hearing from State.

“Well, NC State is very good,” said Douglas. “Our recruiting coach (special team’s coach Jerry Petercuskie) came by the school. They’ve let us know all about the school, how great the academics are, and just everything about the school. I like their school. It’s a great school. They have good academics and it seems like they have good people to be around.”

He added that a trip to State over the summer is a definite possibility.

“I’m going to have a chance (to visit),” he said. “My cousin, Isaac Holmes, his mother works for Continental so she can help us out getting from place to place like that.”

Right now, Douglas only has plans to camp at Maryland.

As far as when he hopes to make a decision on a future college, the 6-2, 270 pound defensive tackle said he plans to ride the recruiting process out and for now, is open to all suitors.

“Isaac is also looking at State. Me, Isaac and Bernardo, we’re are all open. We’re getting recruited by a lot of schools and we’re just open to everybody right now. We’re just going to wait it out and no one is going to commit right away. I’ll probably make some visits before I decide.”

Douglas is undecided on a college major but is considering business, marketing or criminal justice.


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