Hakeem Flowers, a 6-foot-3, 183-pound wide receiver, had an outstanding career at Greenville (SC) Wade Hampton High School.
As a senior he totaled 41 catches for 12 touchdowns and 986 yards while also rushing for 411 yards and four scores on 31 carries.
Blessed with above-average speed, Flowers runs very good routes and has reliable hands. His productivity and high character led to several scholarship offers.
Flowers had offers from programs such as Oregon, Michigan, LSU, and Georgia Tech, and he committed to NC State on January 23rd during a press conference at his high school.
Brian Taylor, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound quarterback, is one of NC State's top in-state signees. He committed to the Wolfpack over the summer with offers on the table from North Carolina, East Carolina, and Clemson.
As a senior he connected on 129 of 186 pass attempts for 1,969 yards and 24 touchdowns, and Taylor also rushed for 662 yards and seven more touchdowns. As a junior he led Harnett Central to the state championship game, racking up 2,024 yards passing and 13 touchdowns while rushing for 1,023 yards.
A three-sport star, Taylor currently leads Harnett Central's basketball team in scoring, and he excelled in baseball during his junior year, finishing with an ERA of 0.98 and a 5-1 record on the mound while hitting .480 with ten home runs in 2010.
Taylor, who grew up a huge NC State fan, is rated the No.56 quarterback in the 2011 class and a three-star prospect by Scout.com.
Benson Browne, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound tight end, picked NC State in late January after considering offers from programs such as Louisville, Illinois, Marshall, West Virginia, Kansas, Minnesota, Miami University, and Central Michigan.
As a senior, he caught 11 passes for two touchdowns in a run-based offense.
"Benson is tremendously talented and very athletic," said Walnut Hills head coach George Kontsis. "He can be a special player, but he is raw and he needs to continue to mature physically. He will certainly redshirt his freshman year... that has already been established.
Browne is expected to redshirt as a true freshman for the Wolfpack.
"That's another plus with coach Horton and NC State," said Kontsis. "Coach Horton came in and said that Benson will redshirt. He didn't try to give me the answer he thought I wanted to hear. He said he absolutely would redshirt and that is actually what I believe he needs to do. They feel he is going to be their guy at the position in a few years so they want him to mature and develop physically.
"I think it is a very good fit for Benson. I'm happy for him."