In-State LB Talks Recruiting

We're just now starting to learn about Jacksonville (N.C.) White Oak junior linebacker Tremayne McNair and the talented prospect was in Raleigh a little over a week ago.

Jacksonville (NC) White Oak linebacker Tremayne McNair estimates that he recorded about 80 tackles and eight sacks last year for White Oak, and with numbers like that it shouldn't come as a surprise that he may end up being rated as one of North Carolina's top linebackers.

At 6-2 and 215 pounds, McNair has a solid build and he should be able to easily carry more weight moving forward. He told Pack Pride that he currently holds offers from UNC, NC State, Duke and Wake Forest. How did his trip go for the Pack's junior day?

"It went pretty good," he recalled. "They showed me some of the facilities and they were nice. I talked to the coaches a little bit. My position coach seemed like a good guy.

"We went to the Murphy Center and then went on the field, coming out of the tunnel, and then we got something to eat. They have a pretty cool campus. The people are pretty nice too."

On Saturday, the day before he visited NC State, McNair was at Duke checking out the Blue Devils' program under David Cutcliffe. How did that go?

"Duke went really well. We watched their spring practice and that was cool to see. I talked to coach Collins and he seems like a cool guy. They had offered me around the beginning of the year. I had talked to coach Matt Luke a couple of times before I went."

The Pack might have their work cut out for them. In each recruiting class we learn about prospects from North Carolina that grew up as fans of the Wolfpack and others that grew up watching the Tar Heels. That doesn't always guarantee that a prospect will end up at one school or the other, but it can often instill a bias in a young recruit that can be difficult to overcome.

"I'm seriously considering them," he said. "I'm going to be considering them a lot. They're up there. All the schools are pretty close, but UNC-Chapel Hill is probably at the top. I grew up a fan of them."

McNair said the biggest factor in his decision will be academics. How comfortable he feels at each school will also weigh heavily into his decision.

In addition to the in-state schools McNair said he is hearing quite a bit from Georgia Tech. He plans on making his decision around Christmas.

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