Doeren nabs top OT commitment

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NC State pulled off a recruiting coup this weekend picking up a commitment late this afternoon from 6-6, 308 pound Burlington Cummings offensive tackle, Will Richardson.

Richardson is considered one of the top 100 offensive tackles in the country and is considered a ‘3-star’ recruit from Scout.com.

Richardson was previously committed to Virginia, where he spent this past weekend on his official visit; prior to his pledge to the Cavaliers, Richardson had scholarship offers from Florida State, Virginia Tech, Louisville, East Carolina, Duke and others.

Before Richardson’s commitment the Wolfpack’s 2014 recruiting class was ranked #26 in the country by Rivals.com; #33 by 24/7 Sports; and #18 by Scout.com.

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  • #37769

    StateFans
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    NC State pulled off a recruiting coup this weekend picking up a commitment late this afternoon from 6-6, 308 pound Burlington Cummings offensive tackl[See the full post at: Doeren nabs top OT commitment]

    #37771

    Pack92
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    Big man, you are FAR more welcome here than you can possibly realize at this point.

    Welcome to the Pack Will!

    #37773

    Jediwolf
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    Way to go Will!! Welcome to Wolfpack Nation!!

    #37776

    Pack78
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    Really needed this one…GOOD JOB keeping the Red Light on!

    #37782

    choppack1
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    Nice commitment in an area of need. Great news!

    #37790

    packalum44
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    We need as many warm bodies as possible. Early playing time galore.

    #38007

    blpack
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    Welcome!

    #38008

    blpack
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    Welcome!

    #38015

    tjfoose1
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    ESPN has him as a 4 star, #290 in their top 300. I assume many of you saw the ESPN scroll announcing this during the UMD game.

    #38041

    Greywolf
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    I assume many of you saw the ESPN scroll announcing this during the UMD game.

    No, I missed it. If it was in the first half, I probably had my head in my hands.

    My only character defect is my excessive humility.
    #38092

    inhoc…
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    I have the same question regarding the size of the class. How many spots available? I wonder if those who were “no longer on the roster” were quietly ushered out the door? Would hate to think that but perhaps someone who a better grasp on the situation can chime in.

    #38107

    charger17
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    If we’re out of the running for Scott, how’s the visit for Thomas-Williams looking this weekend? Do we have a realistic shot at one of these guys?

    #38110

    packbackr04
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    its my understanding we are at the 25 max (which includes a spot for Shawn Boone) who is holding an ‘announcement’ party at his high school, but has already ‘announced” to our coaches he is committed. So unless, something unforeseen happens, we don’t have space for Thomas-Williams. which makes the Shad issue an even larger one.

    #38111

    FergusWolf
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    I thought it was standard practice to always get too many commitments, because there are a few that will change their mind (or someone with cash will change their mind) at the last second before they actually sign.

    #38112

    FergusWolf
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    According to ESPN recruiting, we currently have 30 players with verbal commitments. 5 4*, 29 3*, and 1 2*.

    #38113

    Deacon Blues
    Participant

    ^ check ur math

    #38114

    tjfoose1
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    I’m pretty sure if they enroll early (spring), they can count against this year’s numbers.

    #38118

    packbackr04
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    Foose is correct. We had several enroll early (counting ultimately against last yrs #’s) and a few a gray shirting as well, which dont count against this years #’s either.

    #38119

    packbackr04
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    SO to answer Fergus’ question, we technically did “over-recruit” the 25 number

    #38122

    Deacon Blues
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    JIC I am not the only one who knew not what “grey shirting” was, is or could be. From the interwebs:

    “Grayshirt is another new term and is applied to the prospect that signs a letter of intent in February, but doesn’t report in the fall with his teammates. He delays entry to college until midyear, i.e. January. That NCAA five-year clock doesn’t start ticking until the player enrolls as a full time student, so gray-shirting is really a delayed version of red-shirting. For Example, Texas Tech, signed 34 players in February 2006, but NCAA rules prevent them from enrolling more than 25 to start the fall. Some of those nine other players gray-shirted during the 2006 fall season. They cannot enroll in college as full time students, can’t receive their scholarship, nor practice. It is like getting an extra year of practice, because most of these players don’t see the game field until two years later and they have the advantage of going through an extra spring practice.”

    Apparently we also had some players “Green Shirt” too:
    “Green shirt is a relatively new term and is applied to that high school senior that forgoes his spring semester in high school to enroll in college in January. Green means “go” as in “go early”. More and more you see high school seniors pass up their final semester to get to campus early. If a player (or the college staff), thinks he may be able to play right away as a freshman, it provides him with the opportunity to go through spring practice, learn the system, and get acclimated to being on campus. Obviously that takes some prior planning on the part of the player and his parents to insure he can graduate from high school early.”

    #38123

    tjfoose1
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    Nice, espn. It’s North Carolina STATE!

    #38124

    YogiNC
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    So out of the 7 that enrolled for the spring semester which ones fall into which category?

    #38125

    YogiNC
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    foose, what are you referring to? oops, never mind.

    #38250

    StateFans
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    Gotta love ESPN

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