It’s been a good couple of months for Dave Doeren and his staff on the recruiting trail. On Friday, they picked up a verbal commitment from Derrick Eason, a consensus three-star defensive lineman from Norfolk, Virginia.
Had a long practice sorry for the wait C O M M I T T E D! pic.twitter.com/a78yONemRr— Derrick Eason jr.™ (@derrickeason9) July 28, 2017
Eason is a top-30 player in Virginia who holds offers from Maryland, Virginia Tech, UNC, Wake Forest, Syracuse, and Rutgers, among plenty of others. He’s the third defensive end prospect to join the Wolfpack’s 2018 recruiting class. State obviously is going to lose a lot of quality players at that position after this season, so it’s no surprise that has been a priority for the staff during this recruiting cycle.
Eason is listed at 6’4 and 240 pounds. As a junior, he recorded 52 tackles, nine of them for a loss (three sacks).
NC State’s 2018 recruiting class is up to No. 33 in the 247Sports composite rankings, making it the sixth-best class in the ACC. Doeren’s staff has rather quietly done an excellent job in this cycle, picking up some headliners at QB and RB while adding quality depth at other positions.