2012 Class Analysis: Defensive Tackle

Pack Pride has in-depth analysis and coach's commentary on the defensive tackles signees for 2012.

Pack Pride breaks down NC State's defensive tackle signees for the class of 2012.

The Players

K'Hadree Hooker...6-2, 285 pounds...South Lenoir High School, Deep Run, NC

Notes...projects as an academic qualifier, huge recruiter for NC State after committing

Strengths...love of the game, tremendous competitor, ability to generate leverage and push, foot quickness

Weaknesses...not prototypical height, continue to get stronger

Impact in 2012?... Should be able to redshirt barring severe injuries at position

Deylan Buntyn...6-4, 325 pounds...New Mexico Military, Roswell, NM

Notes...was recruited out of high school by NC State, originally signed with Winston Salem State, already enrolled

Strengths...great size, potential, extremely strong

Weaknesses...needs to realize potential, develop consistency

Impact in 2012?...spring practice should give Buntyn a leg up on seeing the field in 2012

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

The Pack missed on:
Carlos Watkins (Clemson)

How many may the Pack target for the class of 2013: (1-2)

Early 2013 major targets: Greg Gilmore, Greg Webb

Scouting Report (NC State recruiting coordinator Jerry Petercuskie)

Deylan Buntyn
We tried to get him out of Havelock High School early on. But he's a guy that brings a lot of maturity. He's a big, physical guy. He's big thing is to take that physical ability and make it shine on the football field in a consistent way and that's up to him. He's got to do that and he's got to be able to do it early.

K'Hadree Hooker
Well, K'Hadree was the bell cow of the class in my opinion. He's a kid that is very sociable and was able to talk to a lot fo the other guys through the social media stuff. Again, that was big for us because he has that type of personality and he's a fine football player. He's very aggressive and played both sides of the ball. He hardly ever came off the field. He is a guy that will surface as one of our leaders as time goes on.

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