It's camping season in football recruiting (this happens every June), so that means commitments, people! In-state defensive back Jacobe Clement committed to NC State over the weekend, and on Tuesday linebacker Darius Hodge also theoretically signed up for the Pack's 2017 recruiting class.
Hodge is a consensus three-star prospect from Wake Forest. He put up some impressive numbers at State's camp this weekend.
Wolfpack verbal Darius Hodge measured 6-foot-2 and 249 pounds at State's camp. The linebacker ran a 4.65 40 and had a 35-inch vertical.— Pack Pride (@PackPride) June 15, 2016
Like Clement, Hodge is a consensus top-25 player from North Carolina. (247Sports is more bullish on his prospects; same with Clement.)
Linebacker is an obvious position of need for NC State and has been for a long time, so Hodge's addition would help a lot there. But then again, if he's already at 250 as a high school kid, he might end up factoring in as a defensive lineman eventually. Good pickup regardless.