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This article from today’s Winston-Salem Journal focuses specifically about NC State commitment, Tyler Lewis.
Coach Mark Gottfried, in only a week, has made slight progress keeping N.C. State’s basketball commitments intact, but he’ll know more next week, after visits with two players.
Gottfried, named the N.C. State basketball coach on April 5, is working on three players who committed to the program under the former coaching staff of Sidney Lowe, who resigned in March after five seasons.
Tyler Lewis, a Forsyth Country Day junior and a member of the recruiting class of 2012, said Tuesday he’s still firm in his decision to play for the Wolfpack.
Gottfried and his coaches will visit next week with Jaqawn Raymond, a senior in Statesboro, Ga., who is in the class of 2011, and with Josip Mikulic, a junior in Coral Springs, Fla., who is in the class of 2012, according to the players’ coaches.
Lewis, a 5-foot-11 point guard, said he talked to Gottfried last Thursday and told him he had no problems with the coaching change and that he will play for N.C. State starting in October 2012.
“I wanted to stay with N.C. State,” Lewis said. “I feel comfortable down there. It takes a lot (off my mind).”