Saturday brought the Pack their first commitment of the 2017 class. High 3-star cornerback Chris Ingram picked the Wolfpack over offers from Clemson, Duke, ECU, and North Carolina. Ingram, who checks in a 6’0" 175, is ranked the number nine prospect in the state of North Carolina.
Ingram admittedly grew up a big fan of North Carolina, so count this a double win for NC State. The Mooresville product's stat line was solid during his sophomore season, as he accounted for 33 tackles, 3 interceptions, 3 fumble recoveries, and 7 passes broken up. Here's what the Pack is getting:
Ingram’s decision wasn’t the only major development in the class of 2017 though. The Pack has made great impressions on two high profile targets at quarterback. High 3-star and once Miami commit Todd Centeio made his way through NC and apparently really enjoyed his time at NC State, at least that is what this tweet would lead us to believe.
Centieo’s offer list is short at the moment, but does include the likes of Miami and Nebraska, as well as some non-power five schools. The 6’0" quarterback has dual threat ability, and will definitely be a name to watch for #Pack17. He threw for over 1100 yards and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore.
Another major development at quarterback is the interest State is drawing from 5-star and number four player in the country, Hunter Johnson. While Tennessee might be the favorite, the Pack is in pretty well here. Both Johnson and Centeio reportedly appeared at the Alpha Wolf Showcase on Friday. If Johnson were to release a top 5, there is a good chance that the Pack would find themselves in it, but landing his commitment would be no easy task, as you’d expect with any 5-star player. Johnson’s decision could come very soon.
One more player that may be on commitment watch is Damien Darden, a tight end out of Pikeville, North Carolina. According to Rivals.com, the Pack is the only offer for Darden, which he received on Friday. Darden, who is 6’3" 245, had 22 receptions as a sophomore for 320 yards and five touchdowns. Don’t be shocked if he decides to run with the Pack.