Wentz Focused on Two

Pack Pride talks with offensive lineman Camden Wentz about his upcoming visit to NC State.

Offensive lineman Camden Wentz has narrowed his list to two schools and the 6-4, 280-pound center should be ready to make a decision shortly after his official visit to NC State this coming weekend.

Wentz took an official visit to Louisville over this past weekend and the Cardinals seem to have the upper hand at the moment.

"Since I've already gone to Louisville they have the edge right now. That's mostly just because I've been there. I'm going to see how I feel after I visit NC State. I have good relationships with the guys at Louisville, definitely. I could see myself there.

"I also have a pretty good relationship with coach (Andy) McCollum. I haven't been able to spend time with the other coaches so I'm looking forward to doing that. My family likes coach McCollum a lot. He was just here (Monday) and talking. We weren't talking about me so much. It was mostly about football and other stuff.

"I'm just going to be comparing the schools when I'm up there this weekend."

Wentz helped Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter to a 9-3 record this year before they lost in the second round.

"I didn't give up a sack all year. I graded out higher than anyone on my team and I made three different all-county teams. I'd say my pass protection probably improved the most, just because we threw the ball so much this year. We used to run a lot but I got to pass block a lot this year."

Does he have any impressions of NC State going into his trip to Raleigh?

"I've followed them a little bit. They're doing a good job of turning around their program. I saw their game last year against Wake Forest and they didn't look great. They've been able to turn it around this year. It's a good sign that the kids have bought into what Coach O'Brien is doing. Any system can work. You just have to get guys to buy into what you're doing."

Wentz is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 11 center in the nation by Scout.com.


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