Scout Rank: NR
Size: 5-9, 200 pounds
Hometown: Cypress Bay, Florida
School: Cypress Bay High School
Notes: Cypress Bay (FL) standout Matthew Dayes visited NC State last week and felt he was ready to make a decision. The talented tailback committed to the Wolfpack coaching staff while on his trip.
"I just committed to NC State," said Dayes. "I was on a visit there and just really liked the coaches. I saw all the facilities and the academic support staff seemed great. All of that made me want to go there."
A 5-foot-9, 200-pound tailback, Dayes rushed for 484 yards (74 carries) and five touchdowns as a junior. He also held offers from West Virginia, Cincinnati, South Florida, Boston College, and Kentucky.
Heading up the recruitment of Dayes was Wolfpack defensive coordinator Mike Archer.
"I like coach Archer a lot," said Dayes. "He has made me feel comfortable about NC State.
"We've talked about the school and how I would fit into the offense. I think it is a great fit for me."