After a big start to the week with wide receiver Tony Creecy’s commitment, the NC State football staff hasn’t taken their foot off the pedal.
Yesterday, the N&O printed an article discussing this very topic with “NCSU builds on success”.
N.C. State’s success in football recruiting this spring and summer was a factor in the Wolfpack getting a commitment from 6-foot-2, 315-pound defensive lineman Thomas Teal on Wednesday.
“They are bringing in so many players that it is filling up,” Bennettsville (S.C.) Marlboro County High coach Dean Boyd said. “Thomas knew that if he was sure that he wanted to go to State, this was the time to go ahead and do it.”
Teal also had scholarship offers from East Carolina, Duke, Illinois and Baylor. Auburn was interested. He had planned to make official recruiting visits this fall but decided while he was on an unofficial visit to State that it was the place for him.
And, DJ Green’s commitment is highlighted here.
N.C. State’s week of collecting commitments continues with D.J. Green, a 6-foot-4, 208-pound safety from Westside High in Macon, Ga.
Green, the Wolfpack’s fourth commitment this week, had been a bit under the radar. His other offers were from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Marshall and Troy. But N.C. State has built a tradition of finding hidden gems and turning them into quality college players.
Green visited Raleigh last weekend and eventually decided that even though Auburn and Florida have recently shown interest, he had the Wolfpack in his heart.
“He just thought it was the right fit for him,” said Westside High coach Sheddrick Risper. Asked about Green’s talents, Risper said, “He can cover. He’s very versatile. He’s aggressive. He can stop the run. He can cover the pass. He has a long wingspan so he can knock a lot of home-run balls down. And he’s smart.”
As a junior, Green had 85 tackles, four interceptions and four fumble recoveries.
It was believed that the Wolfpack had eight verbal commitments before heading into the weeked and picking up a commitment from fullback, Logan Winkles from Thomaston, GA after an impressive camp. The recruitment of Winkles and the previous recruitment of Colby Jackson should provide some insight into some of the offensive strategy Coach O’Brien and Dana Bible would like to implement at NC State.
You can view a highlight film from Winkles junior campaign below.