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Reggie Gallaspy Makes Big Recruiting Weekend a Success

With so much talent in Raleigh on Saturday, NC State recruiting fans had high hopes. While the Wolfpack ultimately fell short to Florida State on Saturday, the entire event was seen as a success. Landing the bruising three star running back could help get the ball rolling towards a great finish in the 2015 cycle.

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Several hours after the conclusion of the shootout with the Seminoles, Southern Guilford star running back Reggie Gallaspy committed to Dave Doeren and his coaching staff. The Wolfpack had been pursuing him for many months, having to overcome several different leaders throughout the recruitment. The 5'11" 210 lb back had been expected to commit around the end of September, but it was not a given he would pop while on his visit Saturday.

Gallaspy is a huge addition to the recruiting class due to his combination of size and speed while filling a major need at the running back position. Tony Creecy will graduate next season, so competition for the third running back spot will be up for grabs. With Gallaspy likely enrolling in January, he will have a head start on other incoming recruits. As of now, the competition for snaps behind Shadrach Thornton and Matt Dayes will involve current redshirt freshman Dakwa Nichols, true freshman Jaylen Samuels, and grayshirt (arriving in January) Marcelias Sutton. The Pack are also in the mix for Nyheim Hines, Johnny Frasier, Bryce Love, and Marcus Marshall. Look for at least one more of these to join the fray.

Gallaspy has had an insanely productive senior season, accumulating 1,600 yards and 21 touchdowns through six games. The Wolfpack were on him well before his strong season, but at different times trailed Duke and Vanderbilt for his signature. Michigan State and Arkansas were also in the running. The Wolfpack coaching staff did a great job gaining and then maintaining momentum for Gallaspy during the early part of the football season.