While a few of the players that committed to NC State under former head coach Tom O'Brien have moved on to other schools, one player that has remained committed throughout is Laurinburg (NC) Scotland County linebacker Artemis Robinson.
Robinson has not visited any other schools since committing to State and was able to finally meet the new Wolfpack coaching staff while on his official visit. He told Pack Pride that he came away impressed with what he experienced.
"I was just overwhelmed by everything," Robinson said. "Those guys, they had a lot of energy. Everything about them is so positive and I had so much fun when I was up there. And just getting to sit down and talk to them and get to know them a little bit more... it was intense."
Robinson is being recruited by safeties coach and co-special team's coordinator Clayton White. Robinson said that the two hit it off immediately.
"Clayton White is recruiting me now for State. He definitely impressed me. I could tell right off the bat that he's a defensive type of guy. Just some of the things he was telling me let me know we had that connection."
Robinson was hosted by linebacker D.J. Green on his visit. He added that his future position at NC State likely won't be determined until the coaches figure out how his 6-2, 215-pound frame is going to fill out.
"Coach Huxtable was saying that I can play any of the three linebacker spots because I'm so versatile. He was straight forward with me. He said I could play the Will or the Sam but it depends on how I bulk up. He said if I bulked up so much, that I could play middle linebacker."
Robinson, a Shrine Bowl selection, had a terrific senior season where he totaled 153 total tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles, two interceptions and five passes defensed as he helped lead Scotland County to a 12-2 record.