- Kipp Adams, Reporter, RecruitingNation
After the news of N.C. State coach Tom O’Brien being let go on Sunday, Kyrin Priester (Snellville, Ga./Brookwood), the Wolfpack’s top commitment in the 2013 class, is close to decommitting.
“I was kind of mad at first, but now I am just trying to see who the new coach is and see how everything is,” Priester said. “I am pretty much going to open it back up, depending on what happens with Coach [Troy] Walters. If he is fired, I am not going there.”
The wide receivers coach spoke to the ESPN 300 wideout Sunday to give him the news that he might not be at N.C. State much longer, and that Priester should consider looking at his options.
“I spoke to Coach Walters today and he was just telling me about Tom O’Brien and that he did not know if he would be retained yet or not,” Priester said. “He said for me to look around and take care of myself. He was kind of upset, but he said there might be some job opening up in Florida.”
On Saturday, Priester was in Athens, Ga. to watch the University of Georgia, a school he was previously committed to, take on in-state rival Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs added a commitment earlier this week from juco wideout Jonathon Rumph (Cayce, S.C./Holmes Community College), giving Georgia at least four that project at the position in college. They could add another soon in prep wideout Ja’Quay Williams (Tyrone, Ga./Fork Union Military Academy), an Auburn commitment that took an official to Georgia during the weekend. If they lose someone or miss out, Priester could be next in line.
“I talked to Coach [Tony] Ball and he was telling me they got another wide receiver commitment, so pretty much I just have to wait and see if they have any more scholarships,” Priester said. “He was happy to see me there Saturday. I would consider committing there if they had a spot open.”
Priester wants to take official visits to South Carolina and Georgia, and also mentioned another commitment might be looking around as well.
“I just got off the phone with my best friend Jarod Fernandez (Lake Mary, Fla./Lake Mary), and he said if his position coach gets fired he is gone, too,” Priester said.