Newly-minted emperor of El Paso Dave Doeren got some more good news Saturday when former four-star prospect Cary Angeline committed to NC State. Angeline was a top-10 player in Pennsylvania during the 2016 recruiting cycle and originally signed with USC.
Angeline redshirted his freshman season and left the Trojans this fall when it became apparent that he wasn’t going to see the field much. He also wanted to go somewhere closer to home, according to USC head coach Clay Helton:
“It happens sometimes when you’re a long way from home,” Helton said. “To have the ability to play a little bit closer to home, to maybe play a little bit more, that’s something that I don’t want to ever hold a kid back from that, especially being 3,000 miles from home.”
Angeline played sparingly over the first few weeks of the season and did not have a reception. USC had a couple other young tight ends playing ahead of him.
With Cole Cook graduating this year, there is an opportunity for Angeline to earn some immediate playing time in Raleigh, which is no doubt a big reason why he picked State. Since he left the USC program in September, I’m assuming he’ll be clear to play from the start of next season.
Angeline is listed at 6-6 and 230 by USC’s athletics site. He was a consensus four-star recruit out of high school and a top-300 player in the 2016 class.