Ben McCauley, a 6-foot-8 skilled power forward out of Yough High near the Pittsburgh area, committed to the Wolfpack.
"I know that he made Coach Sendek's day, I know that," Lynn McCauley, Ben's mother said.
State head coach Herb Sendek knows the area well where McCauley grew up and the Pack accepted a commitment from the No. 82 prospect in America. Cincinnati, Ohio State and Xavier were prominent in McCauley's recruitment.
McCauley had a host of visits scheduled but realized that he there was everything he was looking for in Raleigh. "He just decided that there wasn't anything else he needed to see [so he committed]," Lynn McCauley said.
The Wolfpack's interest in McCauley stems from the player's overall skill level. McCauley is a big man with innate passing ability, a face up jumper and the big body to help the Pack on the glass inside.
Sendek's squad remains heavily involved with a pair of Top 30 prospects. Power forward Brandon Costner (No. 26) and point guard J.P. Prince (No. 29) are scheduled for official visits in the coming weeks.