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NC State got a head start on its 2014 class on Wednesday.
As Omega mentioned last night, NC State got commitments from Cody and Caleb Martin, who are both 6-6ish forwards in the class of 2014, and suddenly State's '14 class has as many commitments as its '13 class. The Martins are ranked among the nation's top 50 in their class.
"They are real comfortable and they feel at home," [their mother] told Scout.com. "It's a relaxed atmosphere. The coaching staff is awesome. They liked them as well. It fits their style of play. They just love it."
Bennett said the twins also considered Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Miami, VCU and North Carolina.
"Nothing gave them the feeling they got when they were at State," Bennett said.
The brothers are happy about being able to stay close to home:
"It's always a good feeling knowing you can go to a school and know that your family members aren't that far away and can actually come to a game and support you," Cody Martin said. "It's been kind of hectic and a long process to go through it. We just thought it would be the right time to let everyone know our decision.
"I know it will be exciting Friday with my brother and I going to NC State. It's nice that everyone is going to know about our decision."
It doesn't hurt either that State will have plenty of playing time available for forwards in the coming years.
As Mark Gottfried enters his second season as NC State's head coach, he has earned commitments from six players in the top 60 of their respective classes--Purvis, Lewis, Warren, Barber, the Martins--plus Kyle Washington, who is a top-90 kid. That's not a bad start to a coaching tenure.