Commitment! Pack already capitalizing on FSU win [Monday Morning Update]

Yesterday was a special and electric night in Carter-Finley Stadium that won’t be soon forgotten in the annals of NC State history.

This morning we are learning that State is already capitalizing on the win as it is being reported that highly recruited wide receiver, Kyrin Priester, has verbally committed to the Wolfpack over Georgia, South Carolina and TCU.

Priester joins Pharoah McKever, New Bern’s Bra’lon Cherry and Fayetteville’s Jalen McDaniel as wide receiver commitments in next year’s class. The Wolfpack’s current depth chart indicates that another four players are projected to be sophomores next season at the wide receiver position – T. Burriss (RS); Hakeem Flowers (RS); Charlie Hegedus (So); and Maurice Morgan (RS). So, it will be interesting to see which players of this group end up in the defensive backfield where our safety position projects to be thin and young after Earl Wolff and Brandan Bishop graduate.

The has a lot more on the situation here.

Ex-UGA football recruit Kyrin Priester committed to NC State on Sunday.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound wide receiver from Brookwood High School said he picked NC State over South Carolina, TCU and Vanderbilt.

“My relationship with the NC State coaches sealed the deal,” Priester told the AJC. “Then when I got there this weekend, the atmosphere for the game and everything … everybody being so nice to me, and my family as well, made it even better.”

Priester originally committed to UGA last April and then re-opened his recruiting a few months later because he felt like he had “rushed” his decision.

Last summer, Priester nearly committed to South Carolina after being recruited heavily by assistant Steve Spurrier Jr. “I had a good relationship with Coach Spurrier, but I didn’t really talk to the all the other coaches like I did at NC State. It’s like family there. It was way better this weekend than when I went to the Missouri game at South Carolina.

“At South Carolina, I felt like I only knew Coach Spurrier. With all the other coaches, they didn’t seem to have my best interests for me. I was just another player to them. Well, I’m not going to say I was just another player to them but when I went to NC State, all the coaches got involved with me. Everybody spoke to me, and everybody was cool. At South Carolina, I spoke mostly with just Coach Spurrier.”

Priester also considered committing to UGA for a second time. After being encouraged by his Brookwood teammate who is committed to the Bulldogs, linebacker Shaun McGee, Priester made a surprise unofficial visit to UGA for the Buffalo game. While at the game, Priester said he talked with UGA wide receivers coach Tony Ball, and said at the time: “They told me there was a place for me if that’s where I want to be. Coach Ball said they still need another wide receiver, and if I got serious about Georgia and put them back on the table, I will have a scholarship there.”

After thinking more about it, Priester got serious about UGA. He called a few weeks ago to set up an official visit for the UGA-Tennessee game and found out that the scholarship was gone, or was being saved for somebody else.

“They basically told my mom that they took my scholarship away,” Priester said. “They said I could come to the game and get tickets, but not as an official visit. When they told my mom about the scholarship being taken away, that’s when I knew they weren’t serious about me. It got to me a little bit, but I’m fine because now I’m where I want to be, and that’s NC State.”

Priester moved from the Orlando area to Brookwood after his junior season last March. His best friend, linebacker Jerod Fernandez of Florida’s Lake Mary High School, is also committed to NC State.

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10 Responses to Commitment! Pack already capitalizing on FSU win [Monday Morning Update]

  1. ancsu87 10/07/2012 at 11:38 AM #

    Why did he even offer a kid like that an on-site visit. TOB can’t recruit worth shit. He will never honor the committment. Fire TOB ….NC State FB and TOB sucks ….

    Amazing the happy positive headlines, links, etc we post after all the BS and negative and abusive bashing of the program that 80% of the people did on here the past weeks.

  2. golf76 10/07/2012 at 11:43 AM #

    Great commit. Hope he’s firm.

  3. blpack 10/07/2012 at 12:16 PM #

    Huge get.

  4. mikeak01 10/07/2012 at 12:21 PM #

    I am skeptical to how much yesterday’s win led to this. Lets face it SC did pretty good yesterday

  5. baxter 10/07/2012 at 12:24 PM #

    ^ trust me mike, he’s solid.

  6. BlackHole91 10/07/2012 at 2:06 PM #

    It’s actually our 4th WR commit in this class. We also have Pharoah McKever.

  7. logarithm 10/07/2012 at 7:31 PM #

    I posted in the forum early this morning asking which recruits other than him were at the game. That’s the exact gameday experience we’d want to sell to recruits.

  8. JSRy2k 10/07/2012 at 8:44 PM #

    I looked at the recruiting rankings a day or two ago and the only other teams to have more 3* recruits than our 16 at this point were UGA and Vandy. I know we’ve debated recruiting rankings for TOB, but that’s a very solid class for him.

  9. sequoyah 10/08/2012 at 7:48 AM #

    seems like TOB is landing more athletic guys this time too, loading this class with RBs, WRs, & DBs with great measurables.

    Good free content recap on the Wolfpacker of commitments in action –

  10. StateFans 10/08/2012 at 8:50 AM #

    Thanks for the update, Blackhole! I will edit the entry.

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