Obviously Reggie Gallaspy's commitment on Saturday night was a big one, but he could potentially be overshadowed this week with names just as big nearing decisions. The decommitment of Darian Roseboro from Michigan on Monday is a strong sign that he could be leaning towards the Red and White after his visit this weekend. It is believed that State made even more gains in the recruitments of Emanuel McGirt, Nyheim Hines, Kengera Daniel, and Houshun Gaines. There is even some optimism about Florida State commit Johnny Frasier, but that remains to be seen.
Obviously Pack fans were hoping for a string of commitments over the weekend, but getting Gallaspy and making big moves with those targets means the event was a success. Roseboro received an offer from Oklahoma on Monday, but it is believed that the only school he would have left the state for would be Michigan. He could pull the trigger as early as this week (potentially creating a large domino effect), but may wait a few weeks.
McGirt is another prospect who was committed to another school, this one being the rivals down the road in light blue. After opening up his commitment a few months ago, he visited Georgia, seen as the truest threat to NC State. After this weekend, however, McGirt has gone somewhat public in declaring the Wolfpack his new leader. As an early enrollee like Gallaspy and Roseboro, McGirt's timeline is short. He is on commitment watch as well and would be a huge pickup at a position of need at tackle.
Hines is a local kid who might be the one recruit State can't afford to miss. He grew up a State fan and is from 10 minutes down the road. Oh yeah, he's also a game-changer at running back, slot, and on returns. With the Pack offering his twin sister for track, they are ahead of his other suitors, as that will be the determining factor in where he ultimately signs. The staff made strides with him this weekend and could close in on a commitment, but he has not given many signs as to when that decision will be made.
Kengera Daniel has long held Kentucky and several other schools at the top of his list, but NC State has made massive strides during the season. As a teammate of current commitment James Smith-Williams, he has attended several games (along with fellow target, running back Marcus Marshall). Daniel has tweeted several pictures of his visits to State and other than the much-publicized Wake Forest recruiting letter, hasn't talked about other schools much. The big defensive end would make another big d-line addition for the Pack. There are no known plans for his commitment at this time.
Gaines has held a steady top three of Florida, NC State, and Virginia Tech for several months, with the Gators and Hokies seen as the not-so-secret leaders throughout his recruitment. The defensive end from Nash Central visited this past weekend and seemed to enjoy his visit. Gaines is set to commit on Friday and while general consensus has him picking the Hokies, the Pack are in with a shot.
Running back Johnny Frasier from Princeton, NC has been committed to Florida State, but made his second visit to Raleigh in as many weeks. He has been open about wanting to take plenty of visits and has made State a priority in terms of that. However, he will be a very tough flip for the Pack, even though his family supposedly wants him to go to Raleigh for school. Tennessee in particular could be a tough competitor for the star back.
We could see movement among these names at a moment's notice. If so, the dominos could start to seriously fall in the Wolfpack's favor.