Pack First to Offer Brunson

NC State jumps on board with an offer to Lake City (SC) four-star linebacker Devaris Brunson. Pack Pride has the latest on his recruitment.

Devaris Brunson, a four-star linebacker from Lake City (SC)is one of the top rated prospects in the Palmetto State but his scholarship offer total may not reflect the ranking he's received from recruiting analysts.

Brunson does have offers from NC State, East Carolina and South Carolina State with the Wolfpack being the first to pull the trigger on a scholarship followed by the Pirates.

While Brunson continues to improve his academic standing there's a pretty good chance that his offer total will explode over the coming months.

As for the Wolfpack, they jumped on board recently when running back's coach Des Kitchings stopped by Lake City and extended NC State's pledge.

"NC State offered me about a week ago," Brunson told Pack Pride this weekend. "I had heard from the coach before that and he said it was going to come.

"I don't know a whole lot about them yet but I know I'm going up there for a visit on June 10."

It will be Brunson's first trip to NC State and he said he doesn't have any expectations going into it. He hasn't made many college visits so he won't have a lot to compare it to.

Brunson said he's also expecting to visit ECU and he's open to other visits as well.

"I think I'm going up to Ohio and I'll probably get up to Clemson soon too," he noted.

Don't expect Brunson to commit to the Pack even if he's blown away on his visit a few weeks from now.

"I don't think I'm going to decide anytime soon," he said. "I've got to find the best fit and it might take a while. It's got to be a good environment and a school that fits me."

Scouting Report- Brunson has a nose for the football. He stays around the ball, he reacts quickly, and he can really close on the ball. When he tackles, he tackles with force, and he doesn't just stand up and stop the runner, but he forces him back. He is strong and he plays with a lot of pure strength. He can still work on his coverage skills, playing in traffic, and shedding would-be blockers. He has the tools to play inside or outside. - Chad Simmons, analyst

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