December 19, 2008

Wentz ready for NC State visit

NC State will begin to turn its focus to the offensive line on the recruiting trail, starting this weekend when Georgia natives Duran Christophe, a tackle form Woodstock High and Camden Wentz, a center from Lassiter High in Marietta visit.

This is the second straight weekend that Christophe and Wentz, both three-star prospects, have taken an official visit together. Last weekend, the two tripped to Louisville, and they found out that they lived a lot closer to each other than they knew.

"He actually lives around the corner from me," Wentz said. "I knew about him before, but we really didn't talk until the Louisville visit. We really connected and kept up with each other. Now we are going to be up there this weekend, so we are taking another official together. It's cool that we can talk about the different places.

"For a week we have been talking about what each of us are doing, what we are leaning towards."

That's not to say though that Christophe and Wentz are a package deal.

"I don't think so, if he's comfortable the same place I am comfortable, then I'm sure people will call it that," Wentz noted. "I think it's different decisions."

Wentz was at one point committed to Stanford, but has backed off the pledge and is now down to a pair of schools - Louisville and NC State. He said that he hopes to have a decision on Monday or Tuesday of next week.

Wentz spoke highly of his experience in Louisville last week.

"I have a good relationship with the coaches," Wentz said. "There's a chance to play early, to compete. I am comfortable with the campus and the school. All the guys that I was talking to, they said I would fit in good up there."

However, Wentz also is very excited about upcoming visit to NC State.

"I like Coach [Tom] O'Brien, he did something really good at Boston College, and now he is doing it at NC State," Wentz said. "It's all about how I feel on the campus, where I fit in on the team, look at some of the numbers so that I have the opportunity to compete and play. In the end it all comes down to how comfortable I am."

Wentz, 6-foot-3, 275 pounds, is also hoping to learn more about his scholarship status with the Pack.

"It's not official yet, I don't think," Wentz said. "It seems they have, they are talking like they have, but not really official I think."

Wentz is rated by Rivals.com as the No. 14 center in the country and No. 54 prospect in Georgia.

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