NC State’s football recruiting has been on a tear over the last couple of weeks as Coach O’Brien has been adding commitments and quickly moving toward a full class for the year.
It is no surprise that offensive line continues to be a primary need for the Wolfpack’s recruiting; and, tonight State added two three-star offensive linemen from the same school. (AJC article)
N.C. State picked up commitments from offensive linemen Duran Christophe of Woodstock and Camden Wentz of Lassiter Sunday evening.
The commitments were delivered following their official visit to N.C. State this weekend.
â€œWe both loved Louisville, but we actually committed to N.C. State on our way home [from Raleigh],â€ Wentz said Sunday evening. â€œN.C. State and Louisville were kind of comparable in where they were headed.
Scout.com ranks Wentz the #11 center in the country among high school seniors; and Christophe one of the top Top 100 offensive tackles. As a point of reference, in addition to an offer from Louisville that both lineman had obtained, Wentz is academically gifted to the point of having an offer from Stanford.
These two offensive linemen join 5-star lineman, Denzelle Good from Gaffney, SC in as Wolfpack verbal commitments. Good is currently 6-6, 325 pounds and is ranked the #5 offensive guard in the country by Scout.com.
These three offensive lineman come into the NC State program on the heels of a strong offensive line class last year that was led by 4-star recruit, RJ Mattes. Mattes was joined by Sam Jones, Andrew Wallace and Zach Allen. A LOT of reports from practice this season have indicated that the coaches love what they’ve seen in Allen, Mattes and Wallace – and that all three will make immediate impacts with significant playing time next season.
In light of how well this year’s offensive line ultimately came together in the last half of the season even after the dismissal of the underachieving Curtis Crouch, an addition of three or four talented bodies only adds to the excitement building around next season. State is scheduled to lose only John Bedics and Meares Green from this year’s offensive line.