Wolfpack Commit Off to a Strong Start

Raleigh (NC) Leesville Road linebacker Brandon Pittman recently committed to NC State, and he's off to a fast start in 2010.

Brandon Pittman has been impressed with NC State's start to the 2010 season and he's off to a strong start himself.

The 6-2, 200-pound linebacker and future member of the NC State football program has been thoroughly impressed with how his future teammates have performed in pushing their record to 2-0 at the start of this season after wins over Western Carolina and Central Florida, and Pittman is having a great season as well.

Pittman has led Leesville Road to a 3-1 record and they just defeated East Wake in their most recent game.

"We play Southern Lee this Friday and we want to get this win so we can get the loss from Panther Creek off our schedule," he said. "The the [conference] schedule kicks in."

Through the first three games of the season Pittman had recorded 39 tackles and a sack, making him one of the most active defensive players in the state and putting him well on his way to a season with more than 100 tackles.

Pittman took a little time away from everything at home during the first weekend of the college football schedule in order to go to NC State's home opener against Western Carolina. He was impressed with what he experienced.

"It was good. I just felt a lot better being there having already committed," he explained. "It was a new experience and I watched the game in a different way. I wasn't just there for the entertainment. I was studying how the linebackers played because I'm going to be out there.

"This last game [against UCF] I didn't get to watch much of the game because we didn't have it but I went to a friend's house and ended up watching the defense finish it pretty well."

Pittman only committed recently but the coaches haven't slacked off in recruiting him at all. A verbal commitment doesn't mean the recruiting process is over, after all. In Pittman's case, however, it's a pretty good sign that he will end up in Raleigh.

"Me and coach [Dana] Bible communicate pretty regularly," he explained. "We talk every other day or on a day to day basis. I know State's the home for me.

"I plan on going to pretty much every home game I can. I know I'll be there for the game against Cincinnati on Thursday. That should be a pretty good game."

Pittman said he has not had a chance to meet any of the other members of NC State's recruiting class but he hopes to get in touch with some of them at some of the games later this year at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Prior to his commitment to NC State a couple of weeks ago Pittman had received offers from Wake Forest and East Carolina.

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