Ohio Athlete on Pack's Radar

NC State has been particularly active in the state of Ohio and is keeping a close eye on Fairfield (OH) jumbo athlete Robert Mincey.


NC State hasn't extended an offer to Ohio jumbo athlete Robert Mincey, but the Pack is very interested in the talented junior.

At 6-4 and 235 pounds Mincey is listed as a defensive end but told Pack Pride that Toledo and Bowling Green -- two schools that have offered him -- want him to play tight end for them. He also said that's the position he would prefer to play in college, in spite of his prowess as a defensive end. He recorded eight sacks for Fairfield High School last fall.

In addition to Toledo and Bowling Green, schools such as Akron, Ball State, Kent State and Ohio -- all MAC schools -- have offered him. Where does NC State fit into the mix?

"They came to the school once and they've told my coach they're interested in me," Mincey said. "That was back in January or so. I've e-mailed them and I've got a couple of letters in the mail from them but we haven't really talked.

"When they came to the school I went home and looked them up on the internet. I checked out their facilities and they're pretty nice. I was looking at their roster and seeing how they've done in the past."

Is the Pack high on Mincey's list even though they haven't offered?

"I could be interested if they decide to offer me a scholarship. I'd like to leave the state for college."

Despite his desire to get out of Ohio, it's an in-state school that currently leads for his services.

"Toledo's probably my number one school right now," he said. "I just like the home environment and how they coaches were with my mom and family. I just liked being up there."

Michigan and Cincinnati have also expressed interest in Mincey, though neither school has offered.

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