Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Wolfpack collects 6-foot-7 O-lineman from Ohio

N.C. State has received the commitment of Andy Jomantas, an offensive lineman with room to grow.

Jomantas, who played at Chaminade-Julienne High in Dayton, Ohio, is 6-foot-7 and 250 pounds, meaning the Wolfpack could likely pack 50 pounds or so on that giant frame.

“As a junior, he was a good player on defense, but he wasn’t a Division-I offer kid,” said his prep coach, Andy Helms. “We played him at tight end some as a junior and he had done very well.

“We knew he was a very good offensive lineman even though he’s a defensive-minded guy. He’s got a mean streak in him and he’ll hit you.”

Jomantas, the Wolfpack’s 18th commitment for the Class of 2010, had been offered by Kansas and a number of mid-majors. He was a three-time letterman, and an all-district selection his senior year.

Helms thinks N.C. State will use Jomantas on the O-line, but could give him a shot at tight end as well.

--Stan Olson

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