NEW LENOX, Ill. – Justin Witt, 3-star offensive tackle from Lincoln-Way West High School, is feeling good about the 2015 season that he and his Warriors team is putting together so far.
“Great right now,” Witt told Today’s U when asked how his football season has been going . “We are 7-1 and have a really big game Friday against Lincoln-Way North, our rival, which will be televised.
Well Friday is here, which means the Warriors’ rivalry game against the Phoenix of Lincoln-Way North is here as well. The Phoenix are 8-0 overall and are looking to end the regular season undefeated, but obviously that’s something that Witt and his team are trying to avoid.
For what it’s worth, he—and it sounds like his team as a whole—is going into the game with a great mindset.
“Everything is positive. We are all confident and just amped up to be part of this game,” Witt told Today’s U regarding his feelings heading into the contest.
While the 6-foot-6, 255 pound offensive lineman has his own season to focus on right now, he’s also keeping an eye on the college team that has his commitment: NC State.
Witt committed to the Wolfpack on May 18th, 2015, and he chose them over a number of very notable offers. NC State landed the big offensive tackle’s commitment over the likes of Kentucky, Pitt, Syracuse, Rutgers, Cal, UConn, Bowling Green, Illinois State, Iowa State, New Mexico, Toledo and Western Michigan.
The 3-star tells Today’s U that he tries to watch as many of NCState’s games as possible, so he’s definitely invested in both the present and future of the program. “And for the games I can’t watch I’m always checking the score during their games,” he said.
That’s the answer of a recruit who’s without a doubt committed, and that was the first thing Witt told Today’s U when asked for an update. “Nothing new, I’m still committed to NC State,” he said.
Witt also went into more detail regarding his thoughts on the Wolfpack’s season so far, saying, “I think they have a good team, they just have to come together and make a few changes.”
“They show signs of being one of the powerhouses in the ACC. They just make a few small mistakes that can be easily fixed, and I’m excited to see how the rest of the season goes,” he went on to say.
NC State is 4-2 on the season so far heading into a road game at Wake Forest this weekend.
And while Witt is obviously rooting for current success for NC State, he does see where he can fit into the Wolfpacks’ plans in the future. He tells Today’s U that he sees a fit when he watches them play.
“They run a similar offense as my high school which helps me out a lot. I think it will be a great match.”
Until then, Witt has a big game against Lincoln-Way North to focus on. He’s also planning on working on his game between now and when he joins the NC State.
“Once my season is over I would like to work on my feet and my strength going into college,” he said.
Witt is ranked as the No. 34 offensive tackle in the 2016 class, according to 247Sports.