Hometown: Durham, North Carolina
High School: Southern Durham High School
Position: Wide Receiver
Commit Story: Despite offers from Tennessee, LSU, Virginia Tech and roughly 27 other FBS programs, Southern Durham WR Tony Creecy decided he didn’t need to stray far from home to play his college football.
On Sunday, Creecy made an impromptu visit to NC State and decided to commit to the Wolfpack.
“Yes sir, I committed to NC State,” said Creecy. “I’ve got it behind me now and it feels real good. A lot of schools, their offense didn’t fit what I wanted to do but at State, they always seem to get their receivers the ball and it just felt like the right fit.”
While in coach O’Brien’s office on Sunday, Creecy said the Pack coaching staff made it clear that he’d have plenty of touches in their offense.
“They told me that they’re really going to get me the ball. When I walked in I just felt like I was at home. I really can’t put into words how I felt. But then with Rob Crisp committing and I know they’re going to have real good linemen, it just felt right.”
With Crisp and Creecy now on board, NC State boasts two of North Carolina’s top players for the class of 2010. So will the Pack’s latest commit start working on bringing additional prospects into State’s camp?
“The coaches told me they wanted me to start working to get some other recruits into the program.”
With a bowl invitation in 2008 and several media outlets predicting a solid 2009 season for NC State, the future appears bright for Wolfpack football. Creecy said he also believes the sky is the limit for the NC State program.
“I think we’re going to win a national championship,” said Creecy. “If he did all that with Boston College and didn’t have the athletes that he’s going to have at NC State, then once they have all their athletes then I think we can win a national championship.”
As a junior, Creecy tallied 48 receptions for 863 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed 22 times for 200 yards and an additional two scores. Creecy has been rated a three-star prospect and the No. 37 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com.
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