Roane Makes It Official

Hope Mills (NC) Gray's Creek offensive tackle Patrick Roane just needed a couple of days to accept a scholarship offer from NC State.

Hope Mills (NC) Gray's Creek offensive tackle Patrick Roane just needed a couple of days to accept a scholarship offer from NC State.

"I called coach Bridge and told him the news, and he was extremely happy," said Roane. "He was happy that I'm a member of the Wolfpack. Then I spoke with coach O'Brien and he's excited for me to get up there.

"I'm just pumped about the entire situation. NC State had everything I wanted with my major, prestigious football and amazing facilities. Those three things together really helped me come to my decision."

Checking in at 6-foot-6 and 290 pounds, Roane posted a 5.43 in the 40-yard dash at the Wolfpack's camp and was very good in drills. His size is certainly a plus and he has very long arms, which is a trait you look for in a prospect being recruited to play offensive tackle.

"I've been improving," Roane said after the camp. "I feel like I had a good junior year, but you can always get better. For me, I know I need to get stronger."

Roane also held offers from Old Dominion and North Carolina A&T. He is NC State's second offensive line commitment in the 2013 class, joining Mocksville (NC) Davie County center Cole Blankenship.

Pack Pride will have more on his commitment in the near future so stay tuned!


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