2012 Class Analysis: Offensive Line

Pack Pride has in-depth analysis and coach's commentary on NC State's Class of 2012 offensive line signees.

Pack Pride breaks down NC State's offensive line signees for the class of 2012.

The Players

Bryce Kennedy...6-4, 290 pounds...Pinecrest High School, Sothern Pines, NC
Notes...already enrolled at NC State...decommitted from UNC

Strengths...above average athlete, moves very well, physical upside

Weaknesses...develop nasty streak, continue to develop physically

Impact in 2012...likely to redshirt depending on injuries but going through spring workouts will give him a leg up
John Tu'uta...6-3, 320 pounds...Fork Union Military Academy
Notes...projects as an academic qualifier...played for high school squad at Fork Union

Strengths...good leverage, hard worker, very dedicated

Weaknesses...needs work physically, improve agility and foot speed

Impact in 2012...likely to redshirt

Quincy McKinney...6-3, 315 pounds...Fork Union Military Academy
Notes...projects as an academic qualifier...originally signed with South Carolina

Strengths...can dominate at times, great frame, good upside

Weaknesses...needs to develop consistency, improve technique, improve agility

Impact in 2012...likely to redshirt

Eddie Gordon...6-3, 305 pounds...Boiling Springs (SC) High School
Notes....projects as an academic qualifier

Strengths...has intangibles, hard worker, very coachable

Weaknesses...doesn't have ideal height, improve foot speed, develop physically

Impact in 2012...likely to redshirt

Did the Pack meet their needs based on sheer numbers and landing primary targets: C

The Pack missed on: Brock Stadnik (South Carolina), Adam DePietro (Northwestern), Adam Pankey (West Virginia), Joe Spencer (Illinois), Mark Harrell (Notre Dame)

How many may the Pack target for the class of 2013
: 3 (two tackles, one interior prospect)

Scouting Report (NC State recruiting coordinator Jerry Petercuskie)

"You never know who's going to surface as far as the football team or who's going to be able to help you early. A lot of it depends on how guys develop that are already on the football team and then injuries and all those things you've seen over the years. You don't know who's going to have to come in and play and be a part of the two deep.

"(Quincy) McKinney, he's the older kid. He has the year at Fork Union. They're all road grading type of guys. Bryce Kennedy is very, very athletic. He's a taller athlete that has the ability to maybe be in the center spot. The other guys are more road grading type of players. So what we needed, we had a lot of length on the offensive line and now we needed some of those road grading type of guards and I think we fulfilled that.

"(Bryce) He's a bright, bright young man. He's done extremely well in our winter program. You can see the athleticism that he brings to the table because he can flat out run and move his body for a big young guy."

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