LOI #24: Marquez Valdes
Scout Ranking: **
Scout Rank: NR
Size: 6-3, 200 pounds
Hometown: Saint Petersburg, FL
School: Lakewood High School
Projected Position At NC State: Wide Receiver
Stats: Valdes finished the year with 50 catches for 800+ yards 14 touchdowns, helped lead Lakewood to a 10-2 record.
Commit Date: Feb 6, 2013
Recruiting Scene: Valdes took early trips to Toledo and Houston, but a stellar senior year led to additional offers from programs such as NC State, USF, Cincinnati, UCF, and Kentucky.
He took trips to NC State, Cincinnati, and South Florida in January and announced his decision to attend NC State on signing day.
Why NC State? "I feel like I can get everything I'm looking for there on the football and academic side.
Picked NC State Over: USF, Cincinnati, UCF, Houston, Toledo, and Kentucky
Scouting Report: Valdes is a possession receiver with natural, strong hands coupled with good body coordination. Has the size and athleticism for the wide receiver position at the major level of competition. His frame appears capable of supporting additional bulk over time; his quickness and all out playing speed must also improve.- ESPN