LOI #1: DE McKay Frandsen

Ephraim (UT) Snow College DE McKay Frandsen has signed with NC State!

McKay Frandsen
Scout Rating: **
Scout Rank: NR
Size: 6-3, 240-pounds
Hometown: American Fork, UT
School: American Fork High School (Snow College)

Projected position at NCSU: Defensive end

Accolades: Frandsen was named first-team Junior College All-American by the NJCAA.

Stats: As a freshman at Snow College in Utah, Frandsen registered 42 tackles, eight sacks and two forced fumbles. This past fall as a sophomore Frandsen moved from linebacker to defensive end and he recorded 53 tackles, nine sacks for loss and a sack.

Commit Date: November 15, 2010

Recruiting Scene: A devout Mormon, Frandsen was hoping to earn a football scholarship to Brigham Young but he never got the opportunity. Instead, he served as a missionary in Alaska for two years before redshirting as a walk-on linebacker at BYU and then attending Snow College in Utah.

His time at Snow helped increase his visibility and eventually led to his opportunity at NC State. Prior to committing to the Pack, Frandsen entertained interest from Arizona, Washington State, Utah State and Hawaii.

Why NC State?: "I really like it out there," said Frandsen. "It's really nice. You know the climate is a lot warmer than where I'm from in Utah. The people out there are really nice. Obviously the program is great. The facilities are great. I was just impressed (on his visit). It was my first time to North Carolina.

"I think the culture is a little different out there but I'm ready to adjust and learn the ins and outs of the east coast."

Picked NC State over: Interest from Arizona, Washington State, Utah State and Hawaii.

Scouting Report: Frandsen will probably be playing at close to 250 pounds during his first year at NC State. The fact that he has enrolled early will greatly increase the likelihood that he makes a contribution his first year in Raleigh. In fact, there's a good chance Frandsen will have the opportunity to earn a lot of playing time, and he may even compete for a starting spot.

He has experience at both linebacker and defensive end. Frandsen is strong in pursuit and tackles well. A fierce competitor, Frandsen never takes a play off and has an outstanding motor. While he may not be an elite defensive end athletically, his coachability and reliability are assets that are important to the Wolfpack coaching staff.

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