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NC State football recruiting: CB Nick McCloud, lineman Kendall Brown commit to Wolfpack

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

NC State continues to put the finishing touches on its 2016 recruiting class late in the cycle. Last Saturday, big in-state prospect Thaddeus Moss picked NC State. Today, the Wolfpack received verbals from defensive back Nick McCloud and OL/DL Kendall Brown.

McCloud picked NC State over UCLA, Georgia Tech, and Vanderbilt.

He is a consensus three-star prospect who is considered one of the top-20 recruits from South Carolina. He had plenty of interest from Power Five programs, especially late in the process, as he picked up offers from UCLA and Maryland in the last month. McCloud is listed at 6-1 and 175 pounds by 247Sports.

Brown was an Appalachian State commitment, but his status became uncertain after Mountaineers assistant Dwayne Ledford left to become the Wolfpack's new offensive line coach. Ledford left App and joined the Pack's staff on Jan. 14, and Brown got an offer from the Pack on Jan. 28. No coincidence there. Brown is a consensus two-star prospect, and according to 247Sports holds no other Power Five offers.