NC State received another commitment from the 2016 class on Saturday when Southeast Raleigh quarterback Dylan Parham verbaled to the Wolfpack. Parham has been around NC State quite a bit after getting an offer during the summer--that offer was his first from a power-conference program.
Verbally committed to NC State! #PACK16 pic.twitter.com/vCTSyRTept— Dylan Parham (@dylannnnn_13) November 8, 2014
QB Dylan Parham has physical makeup and skill set very similar to current NC State QB Jalan McClendon. May be a little faster.— Steve Williams (@Steve_PackPride) November 9, 2014
Parham had this to say about his decision:
"The atmosphere, the coaching staff and all of the local talent coming in," Parham said of North Carolina State. "The fact that they play so many young players. Also the offense is very similar to what we ran and they have one of the best engineering schools in the country."
(If he is considering a major in engineering while also taking on all the responsibilities of a college football player, hoo boy, that is not for the faint of heart.)
He camped at State in June, which is when he got the scholarship offer. Parham also was one of numerous visitors for the Florida State game and seemed to come away from that weekend a big fan of the coaching staff.
Parham, who is 6'4" or 6'5" depending on which recruiting service you ask, is considered a three-star prospect by both Rivals and ESPN. He has not yet been evaluated by 247Sports. Rivals also has him as the No. 27 prospect in North Carolina. Highlights from his sophomore campaign are available here.
While his FBS offers to this point are limited, Parham said recently that he's been hearing a lot from Boston College, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. He is the fourth 2016 prospect to commit to NCSU, and the first quarterback of the class.