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Justin Witt fills big position of need for Pack

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After a three day visit to Raleigh, the big Illinois lineman committed to NC State. Witt now gives the Pack seven commitments for the class of 2016.

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Justin Witt emerged on the scene for NC State rather quickly over the past few weeks, but offensive line coach Mike Uremovich has been recruiting him since Witt's freshman year. The staff's experience at Northern Illinois is still yielding them some results on the recruiting trail three years down the road. Witt committed on Monday night.

As Witt said in this article from EdgyTim on Rivals.com, "I looked at a lot of schools but to be honest it was always NC State for me from the beginning. The loyalty I was shown from Coach Uremovich and everyone at NC State was important to me."

What Witt brings to the table other than just filling a need is length and upside. At 6'6" and a little over 270 pounds, he has the perfect frame for a tackle if he adds some weight in the coming years. With offers from Cal, UConn, Iowa State, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse and about 15 mid-majors, it proves he is more than just a project. In fact, Tom VanHaaren of ESPN (one of the best Midwest recruiting analysts around) believes this is just the beginning for Witt.

It sounds like NC State will look to take one or two more linemen (especially with Tylar Reagan and TJ McCoy transferring out of the program), and several new offers have gone out to prospects filling that need.

Witt is currently a three star prospect and 46th-ranked offensive tackle on Scout.com, a three star and No. 48 OT on 247 Sports, and unranked on Rivals.com