A flood of ALL CAPS, exclamation points, and hashtags. It could only mean one thing: a commitment to NC State by a high school football player. The Wolfpack got a verbal from consensus three-star safety/wideout prospect Freddie Phillips on Tuesday; he is the fourth member of State's 2015 class, and the first from somewhere other than North Carolina.
Love it when the Red Light burns bright!!! Go Pack!!!— Dave Doeren (@StateCoachD) May 20, 2014
Code Red!— Eddie Faulkner (@coachfaulk) May 20, 2014
Phillips, who was also considering UNC and Wake Forest, made the announcement at his high school this morning. Per 247Sports, Des Kitchings was the coach primarily responsible for landing him.
NC State bound boy pic.twitter.com/5harQp9C8l— Marlin Martoi (@Marlin_911) May 20, 2014
He's rated as a three-star prospect by 247, Rivals, and Scout. At 6'2" and 195 pounds, he'll give State good size in the secondary, assuming that's where he ends up playing. The safety spot is the plan at this point, though I suppose there's always a chance that could change.