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Last Wednesday, NC State assistant coach Bobby Lutz went to watch 2016 4-star point guard Lavar Batts workout at Robinson High School in Concord, North Carolina.  I caught up with Batts recently to see how his conversation with Lutz went.

“NC State, Yale, and Tennessee came out to watch me workout,” said Batts. “Coach Lutz came out to visit me in April, and he was also out to watch me play in Kentucky this summer, and at another tournament as well.”

Batt’s doesn’t have an offer from the Wolfpack yet, but he saw his stock rise this summer, becoming a 4-star prospect.  Lutz let Batts know that the staff is very pleased with his progress.
“He was telling me about how the staff thinks I’m getting better and Coach Lutz loves me as a player,” said Batts. “He really wants me to get down there on October 3rd for their outdoor scrimmage.”
His dream has always been to be one of the recruits that was a high major prospect, and he is seeing that dream come true.
“It’s been crazy.  I’m just thankful for all of the recruiting process and I am thankful for everything that’s coming in,” said Batts. “I watched recruits going through the process and getting recruited by high major schools and I always said ‘I’m going to be one of those people one day,’ and it’s happening.”
Batts also said that he hopes that if he keeps doing what he’s doing, an offer from NC State will eventually come.
“Their recruitment of me means a lot.  It shows that I must be doing something good in my game for them to be there the first day,” said Batts. “If I keep doing everything I’m doing, hopefully that offer will come.”

Matthew is Publisher and Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He is also the Lead Pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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lavar is a 2017 prospect

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