Seckinger With Two on Top

Charleston (SC) Porter-Gaud School wide receiver Stanton Seckinger is torn between two schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Charleston (SC) Porter-Gaud School wide receiver Stanton Seckinger is torn between two schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

NC State has offered the 6-5, 195-pound prospect a scholarship and an opportunity to join the football team going into the 2011 season. Clemson, on the other hand, has extended a greyshirt offer, or the opportunity to join their program in the spring semester of 2012, after the completion of the 2011 season.

Each school has certain things going for them, but similarities between the schools and programs are one of the reasons this has become such a hard decision for the rising senior.

"My parents and I have talked about it a little bit but not too much," Seckinger told Pack Pride. "Right now I'm trying to sit down and see what the pros and cons are. I'm not sure where I'm leaning.

"Obviously there are pros and cons to every school that you get offered by. The pros of NC State are the coaching staff and the facilities, which are great. I think the opportunity to play right away is there and from what I felt the first time I was there they have a good atmosphere.

"Clemson is an in-state school and that's always nice. Friends and everybody can keep in better touch with you. I like the coaching staff there, too. The facilities and atmosphere are good. A lot of the pros are similar at the schools."

Seckinger said NC State has not given him a deadline by which he has to make his decision, but when it comes to recruiting, things can change quickly. The staff told him they would keep him posted on what happens. They are looking to sign two "big receivers", and they will notify Seckinger if one other such prospect takes one of those spots.

"As the summer started I thought I might like to try to (commit) before the season started, but that was before I had any offers. Now I realize how complicated and hard a decision it is. As the season's coming up I don't imagine myself deciding within the next day or two," he laughed. "I would like to as soon as possible just to relieve some of the stress on me and my family but I'm not going to rush into anything. I don't want to commit to a school until I'm 100-percent positive that's where I want to go. I'm just waiting on that feeling."

There could be an x-factor in Seckinger's recruitment -- South Carolina. The Gamecocks have been showing interest as well, though they have not offered.

"As of right now I'm having good conversations with South Carolina," he said. "We'll see what happens with that but I have had good conversations with coach Spurrier Jr. I believe I'm probably going to end up talking to them sometime this week and it's sounding good there. You never know with recruiting. It's all up and down. As of now it's those two schools though -- NC State and Clemson."

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