And there you have it. CJ Leslie will be a member of the Wolfpack in 2010. Both Pack Pride and the Wolfpacker are reporting the commitment as well as WRAL Sports Fan.
This comes on the heels of the N&O’s report this morning about Leslie committing within the next couple of days. Leslie’s commitment makes NC State’s recruiting class a top 10 class without question and makes it possibly a top 5 class nationally. Leslie, the No. 3 power forward propsect according to Scout.com, should make an instant impact on the Wolfpack lineup.
Check back later for much more on this.
Here’s some other reports on Leslie’s verbal commitment. Also, go here to listen to Julius Hodge’s reaction to CJ Leslie’s decision.
NC State picked up a huge commitment today when Raleigh (NC) Word of God standout forward C.J. Leslie verbally committed to head coach Sidney Lowe.
“I just committed back to NC State,” said Leslie’ “I committed to coach Lowe today on campus, and he and the other coaches were all real happy.
“I wanted to see what else was out there and that’s something I did. At the end I felt like it was the right situation for me to be in.”
NC State picked up a huge commitment today when Raleigh (NC) Word of God standout forward C.J. Leslie has verbally committed to the Wolfpack.
Leslie chose NC State over offers from Kentucky and UCONN among others. He is rated a five-star prospect and the No. 3 power forward in the country by Scout.com.
N.C. State landed one of its most noteworthy recruits of the Coach Sidney Lowe era on Wednesday afternoon when C.J. Leslie of Raleigh Word of God, one of the top dozen rated senior prospects in the country, committed to the Wolfpack.
“I’m going to N.C. State,” Leslie said. “It is a great school and we can be good there. And obviously, Coach Lowe is a great coach.”
Leslie, a 6-foot-8 basketball forward, picked State over Kentucky and Connecticut.
Leslie said Wednesday morning that he was undecided with Kentucky and Connecticut still in the the picture, but he decided during the day that he was sure he wanted to run with the Wolfpack.
“It was really up for grabs,” he said. “It was really close with the other two schools.”