NC State picked up its second 2016 football commitment of the week when tight end Dylan Autenrieth pledged to the Wolfpack on Thursday night. Autenrieth has had an offer from State since last month; he also holds an offer from Pittsburgh and a handful of mid-major programs.
Both Eddie Faulkner and Matt Canada were instrumental in earning the verbal from Autenrieth, who discussed his decision with The Wolfpacker:
"When I went up there, they had been at the top of my list," he said. "I didn't have my mind set on what I was doing, and then when I talked to Coach [Dave] Doeren, Coach [offensive coordinator Matt] Canada and everybody, I got good vibes coming off of it. It's a beautiful place."
Autenrieth finished his junior season with 468 receiving yards and seven scores on 32 receptions for North Paulding High School in Dallas, GA. That's the North Paulding Wolfpack, by the way; clearly this whole thing was meant to be. My hat is off to you for your Wolfpack solidarity, son.
Autentrieth is a consensus three-star prospect listed at 6-5 and 215 pounds by 247Sports. He's the ninth member of NC State's 2016 class, and the second addition from the state of Georgia.