NC State had to scramble to fill out their recruiting class of 2013 with just a half dozen weeks to put together nearly half their signing day list.
This also meant they were somewhat behind with the prospects for 2014 but Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren and staff have made up considerable ground with several prospects in a short period of time.
One player the Pack has made an early priority is LB Brandon Lee. At 6-3, 210 pounds he tallied 78 tackles, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble as a junior while helping lead his team to the state 5A championship.
Pack Pride caught up with Lee recently to find out where he stands with NC State.
"I've been mainly speaking with Coach Faulker and Coach Huxtable. Coach Faulkner had been recruiting me at Wisconsin and once he went to NC State he kept recruiting me," Lee said.
"I don't know if he's going to recruit my area but he's mainly been the one I've been talking to. Coach Faulkner's a really good guy. He's a coach I can relate to and feel comfortable speaking with. I've known him for quite some time now and I talk to him pretty often."
Though Faulkner has been the coach Lee has talked to more than any other from NC State he did say that he has been in touch with Huxtable recently as well.
"We've come to know each other pretty well and I've spoken with him a lot now too. I haven't talked to anybody as much recently because school has been keeping me really busy throughout the week," he said.
The Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, IN) star linebacker said he will visit NC State "sometime in the summer," but he is not sure of when yet.
Lee's most recent visits were to Illinois and Louisville. Those two and NC State gave him his three most recent offers.
Lee added that he doesn't have any favorites and his recruitment remains a wide open affair.
He is currently rated a three-star prospect and the No. 14 outside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com.