NC State head coach Dave Doeren has had several weeks to identify the holes he needs to fill in the class of 2013. As a result, several new prospects have surfaced on the Wolfpack's recruiting radar. Pack Pride details the newest players to receive interest from NC State.
NOTE: This listing does not include players that were previously on the Wolfpack's board.
TE Troy Fumagalli...Aurora (ILL)....ESPN 3-Star
Notes: Committed to Wisconsin but original plan was for him to start out as walk-on....he has previous ties to Wolfpack recruiting coordinator Ryan Nielsen and TE/RB coach Eddie Faulkner...says he will officially visit NC State in January...whether he receives an offer may be contingent on the plans of currently committed TE Chris Burton.
DE Reggie Meant...Cape Coral (FL)...Unrated
Notes: He has the size to potentially move inside in college...visits to Washington State and Kansas State have been completed...Meant plans to visit Iowa State on Jan 11 and NC State on Jan 26...he currently favors Iowa State.
DE Ruben Dunbar...Glen Ellyn (ILL)...Scout.com 3-Star
Notes: There's not a lot of information on Dunbar as he's not been overly engaged on the recruiting scene...NC State offered him about two weeks ago...says he will visit Missouri but has nearly double digit offers.
DE Jaylen Miller....Gaffney (SC)...ESPN 4-Star
Notes: NC State has been involved with Miller for much of the year but their interest ramped up with new coaching staff...has also been recruited as an OL...Miller has developed a strong relationship with DL coach Ryan Nielsen...Wake Forest was thought to be leader early on...Will officially visit Wake Forest, Maryland, Georgia Tech, NC State and either Marshall or UNC...will visit State on Feb 2nd.
DE Khairi Bailey....Chicago (ILL)...ESPN 3-Star
Notes: NC State offered about two weeks ago but he was on the Northern Illinois radar for some time and Bailey has a previous relationship with DL coach Ryan Nielsen...considering Colorado State and Michigan State...he will visit NC State on January 11.
DT Kenton Gibbs...Detroit (MI)...Scout.com 3-Star
Notes: He initially committed to Illinois but decommitted...officially visited the Illini on Dec 14 and has visit scheduled for Pittsburgh on Jan 11...plans to also visit Wisconsin, NC State and Indiana...has a previous relationship with TE/FB coach Eddie Faulkner.
WR Shelton Gibson...University Heights (OH)...Scout.com 4-Star
Notes: He has already officially visited West Virginia and Kentucky...plans to visit Ohio State and Nebraska...was scheduled to visit NC State on Dec 14 but that had to be cancelled...considered an Ohio State lean.
WR Jeff Badet...Orlando (FL)...Scout.com 3-Star
Notes: He initially committed to South Florida prior to coaching change...tweeted that State told him he was their No. 1 wide receiver target...close friends with fellow Wolfpack recruit QB Asiantii Woulard...will officially visit Wake Forest on Jan 11 and NC State on Jan 17.
WR Marquez Valdes....St Petersburg (FL)...ESPN 3-Star
Notes: NC State just offered recently as did Cincinnati and Kentucky...has previously visited Houston...interest in State is unknown but we expect an official visit to be set for sometime during January.
QB Nick Marshall...Garden City (KS)...Unrated
Notes: He has officially visited Indiana and says they are his leader...also strongly considering Kansas State but don't know their interest level with the commitment of QB Jake Waters...Pack has shown interest but we don't know how serious just yet.
CB Sean Paul...Vero Beach (FL)...ESPN 4-Star
Notes: He officially visited Northern Illinois and has ties with head coach Dave Doeren...also considering Wake Forest and Louisville...will officially visit NC State in January...State could emerge as team to beat.