NC State has had their eye on Richburg (SC) Lewisville athlete Malcolm Means for quite some time but the Wolfpack's interest took off after the senior's work at the Shrine Bowl a few weeks ago. Although Means already held an offer from Louisiana-Lafayette, NC State became the first major school to offer with UNC following suit just this past week.
At 6-2, 190 pounds, Means starred at both running back and safety
for Lewisville. On offense he rushed for 1,043 yards and 10
touchdowns while adding 28 catches for 580 yards and another seven
scores. On defense he tallied 28 tackles, five tackles for loss,
four sacks and four interceptions while returning two of those for
That production along with a stellar week at the Shrine Bowl were
all NC State needed to extend a scholarship offer. Means talked
about the offer recently with Pack Pride and his reaction to the
"I was very excited. The running back's coach, he let me know I had
an offer. We had been talking on the phone and then he called and
just let me know I had the offer. They have me listed as an athlete
but more than likely I'll play safety."
While not set in stone, Means indicated there's a chance he could
commit when he makes an official visit to NC State this coming
weekend. He still has an offer from UNC to mull but the Pack appears
to be in great shape.
"I'm visiting State on Jan 11. I like what that coaching staff did
at Northern Illinois and I think they're going to do some great
things this coming year at NC State.
"I would say NC State is my top school right now. I'll probably
commit more than likely (when I visit). I'll have to see how I like
the campus They're at the top of my list so I just want to make sure
I like the campus and if I do, I plan to commit on the visit."
Means hosted his recruiting coach, Wolfpack running back's coach Des
Kitchings on an in-home visit this past weekend. He is currently
unranked on Scout.com.
Will Means Commit?
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