Name: M.J. Salahuddin
Hometown: Fayetteville, North Carolina
High School: Jack Britt High School
Notes: Fayetteville (NC) Jack Britt linebacker M.J. Salahuddin committed to NC State yesterday after landing an offer from the Wolfpack over the weekend.
"That was my top choice all along," said Salahuddin. "When I was at camp I got to work with the coaches and coach Tommy O'Brien offered me a scholarship in his office. I was real excited and so was my dad who likes State a whole lot.
"The rest of my family felt good about it too, and we talked about it and felt like it was the best decision for me so I committed today."
Salahuddin, who played strong safety for Jack Britt in his first year as a starter, ended the 2010 season with 79 tackles, three sacks, an interception, four pass breakups, and a forced fumble. He was being recruited to play outside linebacker for the Wolfpack. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder has been timed at 4.62 in the 40-yard dash.
He maintains a 3.6 GPA and projects to be a full academic qualifier. Salahuddin is NC State's fifth commitment in the 2012 recruiting class.
Here is your chance to catch the talented in-state prospect in action!
Video provided by Jason Pughe of AthleteVault.com.