Coach O’Brien secured his third – and most important to date – verbal commitment of this year’s recruiting class this week when Shelby Crest linebacker, Dwayne Maddox declared his intention to join former Crest stars David Thompson, Chris Coleman, and Tim Ramseur as member’s of the Wolfpack family.
State also has verbal commitments from Pittsboro Northwood running back Tobias Palmer and Charlotte Independence tight end Mario Carter.
Maddox, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound (rising) senior is considered one of the top 20 linebackers in the country by most recruiting services and he claimed offers from programs like Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina. You can read more about Maddox in this article at the N&O.
The former coaching staff left the shelves very lightly stocked with talent at the linebacker position, so Maddox’s commitment provides an extra boost to the Wolfpack’s future depth chart. Now Wolfpackers will start hoping for a ‘dream team’ of commitments at the position and you will see a lot of attention on Laurinburg’s (Scotland High School) Terrell Manning. Manning is considered one of the Top 100 players in the entire country and easily one of the ten best at his position. He continues to most often speak of five schools – Clemson, Florida, North Carolina, N.C. State and Virginia Tech.
There is growing ‘chatter’ within the world of high school recruiting that NC State is positioned very nicely with enough key targets for people to start speculating that the Wolfpack may construct a fantastic recruiting class. You can use the comments in this entry to talk football recruiting.