Pack Pride caught up with Shute shortly after his decision.
"Yes, I committed to NC State. I had visited 20 places all over the country and I decided I didn't want the recruiting to go on any longer and State was the place I felt most comfortable with, the place I liked all the coaches.
"With coach Uremovich I know I'll be able to succeed in the long run and definitely make an impact in the ACC."
Wolfpack offensive line coach Mike Uremovich is heavily involved with all of NC State's offensive line targets and his efforts were key in landing Shute.
"I didn't know coach Uremovich when he was a coach at Northern Illinois. I knew coach Nielsen. Me and coach U just hit it off. He was at NIU for years and that's where I'm from so we just got along good and when I visited a couple of months ago I really liked everything."
So what was the reaction of the Wolfpack coaches when Shute informed them of his decision?
"They were real excited," he said. "I called coach U just to check in and he kind of proposed the idea of committing now. I was going to wait and just commit when I came for another visit but I talked to him this morning and then talked to my parents and just decided I'm ready now."
Shute had been hot on the recruiting trail of late, landing several offers over the last couple of weeks. In the end, he had no doubt that State was the place where he wanted to be.
"The main school other than NC State was Syracuse. I really enjoyed my visit there but at the end of the day NC State just seemed like the better choice. The big time schools were nice but that really wasn't what I was looking for."