Graham goes with the Pack

Mark Gottfried scored a major local recruit on Monday. He tapped into the Raleigh area and scored Torian Graham.

It didn't take Mark Gottfried long to get his first high level recruit at North Carolina State.

On Monday, Torian Graham, a 6-foot-4 wing out of Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God, gave Gottfried and his staff a verbal commitment.

"It's close to home and there was just something about it," Graham told "It's local and my family will be around. I can be close to my mom. She's sick and that's important to me."

Graham, a five-star prospect, said he received a call from the N.C. State staff the first day they were hired.

"That means a lot," Graham said. "They let me know I was one of their top priorities. Now it's over and I'm a part of the Wolfpack."

Graham joins four-star recruit and fellow North Carolina native Tyler Lewis to make up their current 2012 recruiting class.

"He's a close friend and more like a brother and he's real excited too," Graham said of Lewis.

Graham is ranked No. 25 overall in the 2012 class.

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