Laney grad transitions to offensive line at N.C. State is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

With college football teams across the nation back on the field for spring practice, one local standout is garnering attention after changing positions for the second time in as many seasons.

Coult Culler. Photo courtesy- N.C State Athletics
Coult Culler. Photo courtesy- N.C State Athletics

Redshirt sophomore Coult Culler put on 30 pounds during the first six months with the N.C. State program after graduating from Laney High School. He redshirted his initial year in Raleigh and moved to defensive end for 2015.

He is now officially listed on the Wolfpack spring roster as an offensive lineman, according to Culler, a 6-foot, 5-inch 280-pounder, played in four games as a freshman and recorded one tackle.

The 2016 N.C. State offensive line will look a lot different from last season. The Pack must replace three senior starters, and offensive line coach Dwyane Ledford is a new addition to the coaching staff.

Culler was a four-year starter at middle linebacker for coach Greg Ditz during his time at Laney.  He was ranked the No. 47 middle linebacker nationally by, No. 46 outside linebacker nationally and No. 25 player in North Carolina by

N.C. State will hold its annual spring game at Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday, April 9.