Maryland OL Has Eye on Pack

Pack Pride has the latest on Maryland OL Robby Havenstein and his interest in NC State.

NC State is one of the schools that recently extended a scholarship to Frederick (Md.) Lindanore offensive lineman Robby Havenstein.

Havenstein's size alone has been enough to catch the attention of colleges coaches from both near and far. It's his quickness for a prospect of his size and his potential to be an overpowering blocker that has him picking up offers left and right.

Over the past few weeks Havenstein has landed offers from NC State, Virginia, Wake Forest, Rutgers, Wisconsin, East Carolina, Louisville and South Florida.

"Virginia came down to the campus and their head coach, Al Groh, let me know," Havenstein said. "I received an offer letter from NC State. With Wake, I didn't receive the letter but I just talked to the offensive line coach and he told me they have offered, and he said they told my coach before.

Those schools join Kansas State, Maryland, Penn State, Stanford and West Virginia as programs that have extended offers.

Is the Pack a serious player with the talented Maryland lineman?

"Well, coach Willis came up not too long ago," he said. "He talked to me and Zach (Zwinak) and I like what they're doing. I saw a little thing about them on ESPN and they're a team to watch out for. I know they've got great players and a great program. I want to get down there and see it for myself.

"As far as summer plans, I'm probably gonna make it down to the schools that have offered. I just want to see what they all have to offer."

Right now Havenstein is spending a lot of time lifting in the weight room. Before long he will direct much of his attention to the recruiting process.

"I'm probably gonna start narrowing things over the summer. I don't know what time exactly, though. Education is probably one of the biggest things for me, because I want to make sure I'm gonna graduate. Then I'll be looking for a great program that really has a team-thing going."

Havenstein is a three-star prospect and ranked the No. 28 offensive tackle in the nation, according to

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