Three-Star TE Hearing From State

Pack Pride has the latest on Fort Myers (FL) tight end John Kohlhauff and his interest in NC State.

Tight end John Kohlhauff attended a few camps early in the summer but started to focus on his own senior season in mid-July. He hasn't made much progress on the recruiting front since then, but schools are still expressing their interest.

The 6-2, 235 pound prospect from Ft. Myers, Florida ran the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds at a camp this year and he said his bench press is up to around 300 pounds. Where do things stand right now with him?

"I shut (recruiting) down about July 15," Kohlhauff told in a recent interview. "Before that I went up to FSU for a camp and I went to USF for a camp. I went to the Down and Dirty camp as well, and I went to a one day thing put on by Appalachian State in Naples.

"I thought I did pretty well at all of them. Since then I've just been with my team. I'm trying to get stronger and to get off the ball faster. Our goal is to win the championship."

Kohlhauff has the potential to develop into a nice pass catcher at the college level, and coaches anticipate that he could be a solid blocker as well. He is still waiting for his first offer, but he's hearing from several schools.

"I haven't spoken with any coaches recently but I'm getting mail just about every day. I'm getting mail from West Virginia a good bit. Iowa is sending me mail just about every day. I'm getting a little bit from USF, Middle Tennessee and here and there from Penn.

"I've got a couple of letters and a media guide from NC State, too."

What does he think of the Wolfpack?

"That's a great school with good tradition," he said. "It would be a great opportunity to play there. I'd like to take an official there."

That said, he has not put any thought into which schools he actually will visit. At some point during the season he will speak with the coaches of the schools recruiting him and try to set up those visits.

Kohlhauff is a rated a three-star prospect and the No. 42 tight end in the nation by

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