After wrapping up a successful 2014 recruiting class, the NC State coaching staff is now full-force into building #Pack15. The class picked up its first member just before Signing Day in jumbo athlete Malik Douglas from
There are five recruiting battles in particular that will stand out among the rest in terms of importance for the Wolfpack:
The consensus four star defensive end from
It is not often that an elite prospect has grown up rooting for the Wolfpack. The Wolfpack can not afford opportunities like this get away from them. Originally slated to decide in April, Roseboro decided that he will wait longer to make his pledge. This is not exactly a good sign for the Pack, who looked to have the inside track if he held that timeline. That said, with all of the new offers that have come in the last few weeks, one should not blame Roseboro for doing his due diligence. NC State still has every chance of holding on to their perceived lead.
After this past season, Wolfpack fans have seen how important having a capable quarterback can be. As a top 100 overall player and number four dual-threat quarterback on Rivals.com, Kelly Bryant fits that mold and then some. At 6’4" and over 200 lbs, Bryant fits the mold of a quarterback that Dave Doeren and Matt Canada love. While it’s normally an impossible task to pry an elite player out of the state of South Carolina, some unique circumstances have given NC State perhaps the best shot of landing the top signal caller. Clemson landed a five star quarterback, DeShaun Watson, in the 2014 class, which Bryant appears to see as a major roadblock to playing time. While Clemson is the biggest threat without a doubt, this is something that can not be ignored.
Every school would like to land the local high school football star. Between the talent, area pride, and good press, a school has little to lose when it can land the kid from down the street. In a fortunate case for the Wolfpack, Nyheim Hines from Garner grew up a fan of NC State. While in many cases, the hometown kid getting an offer from his hometown favorite would mean a surefire commitment, it is not the case with the speedy athlete. While he has visited State several times, Hines has focused a lot of his attention elsewhere. Multiple visits to Duke and
This is not a name as familiar to most Pack fans as the preceding three, but Emanuel McGirt is an important recruit for Dave Doeren and Co. The Wolfpack have the advantage of being the first school to offer the
Defensive linemen have clearly been made a major priority under Dave Doeren and Dave Huxtable. So naturally, when there is a five star defensive tackle in your state (