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Sentinel file photo by Daniel Kucin. Micah Till grabs the game-winning touchdown pass during the 4A state championship.
Published on: Friday, May 03, 2013
By Brandy L. Simms
Upper Marlboro resident Micah Till, one of the county’s top two-sport athletes, has opted to play college football at North Carolina State.
Till, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound junior who led Wise to the 4A state championship last season, on Thursday gave an oral commitment to the Atlantic Coast Conference school.
“It just seemed like a really good fit for me,” said Till, who made an unofficial visit to the Raleigh, N.C., campus during junior day in March. “It’s a very good academic school.”
Till caught the game-winning touchdown pass in the Pumas’ 12-7 victory over Quince Orchard in the state title game last December.
The two-way starter said he received eight scholarship offers but chose the Wolfpack over Temple, James Madison, Duke and Connecticut among others.
He also made unofficial visits to Temple, James Madison, Duke and Maryland although the Terrapins did not extend an offer.
Till is the brother of former Maryland and current James Madison defensive back Titus Till.
Till, an All-Sentinel tight end, caught 17 passes for 382 yards and eight touchdowns last season in leading the Pumas’ football program to a 14-0 record and their first state championship in school history. He also started on the defensive line.
Although he goes both ways in high school, Till said he would play tight end at the college level.
During basketball season, Till averaged 15.6 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in leading the Pumas to a 19-6 record.
After discussing college options with his parents and Wise head football coach DaLawn Parrish, Till decided he was ready to commit to a college and begin to focus on his senior campaign on the gridiron.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” he said, “because now that’s a lot of weight lifted off my shoulders. I just got to focus on my football team. That’s it.”