6-8, 252-pound offensive tackle Andy Jomantas is a player that just recently surfaced on the NC State recruiting radar. Although physically undersized now, he possesses quite a bit of upside and that potential led the Wolfpack coaches to extend a scholarship offer.
The Pack appears set to add one or two additional offensive linemen in the class of 2010 and have made it clear that they’d like nothing more than for Jomantas to add his name to the list. This past weekend State was able to host the Chaminade Julienne (Dayton, OH) standout on an official visit and he talked with Pack Pride about the visit.
“I got to hang out with all the players,” he said. “It’s great facilities there and it’s a good atmosphere to play in. We saw the Vaughn Towers and toured the stadium. We got to see all the meeting rooms and the weight room. I went around the campus and saw where we’d be staying. Camden Wentz hosted me on my visit.”
Jomantas was accompanied by his mom on the trip to Raleigh and she seemingly came equally impressed.
“My mom came and I think she liked it a lot. She had a good time. She said that she could see me going there.”
With signing day quickly approaching, the Wolfpack’s available spots have dwindled considerably. This was pointed out by the NC State coaching staff during Jomantas’ visit.
“The coaches made sure to tell me that recruiting was a business and it (the scholarship) may not be there if I don’t jump on it soon but I understand that.”
Jomantas said he’ll take a little time to digest his trip to State before deciding on his next step. While he didn’t rule out some future visits, Jomantas did indicate that the Pack will be the team to beat.
“I think I’m going to take a couple of days and think about it,” he said. “Right now I might possibly take another visit but I’m not sure. I think I’ll probably make a decision before Christmas. If I had to say I would probably say NC State leads right now.”