LOI #21: Matthew Dayes

Weston (FL) Cypress Bay tailback Matt Dayes has signed with NC State! He picked the Wolfpack over offers from Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Miami.

Matthew Dayes
Scout Ranking: ***
Scout Rank: No. 59 RB
Size: 5-9, 200 pounds
Hometown: Cypress Bay, FL
School: Cypress Bay High School

Projected Position At NC State: Running Back

Stats: Dayes burst on the scene as a senior, rushing for over 1,800 yards and 30 touchdowns to lead his team to the Class 8A state finals.

Accolades: all-state selection, all-conference pick

Commit Date: Jan 30, 2013

Recruiting Scene: Dayes committed to NC State in the summer as an unranked recruit, but by the time the Wolfpack coaching staff was fired he had emerged as a major target for other programs.

Vanderbilt was in the mix quickly, and programs like Arkansas, Tennessee, and Miami extended offers in January. However, new Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren, assistant Des Kitchings, and offensive coordinator Matt Canada vigorously pursued Dayes, and he re-committed in late January.

Why NC State? "It was just a gut feeling I had about NC State. I fell in love with it from the very beginning and it was just in my heart that that was where I wanted to go."

Picked NC State Over: Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Miami

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