High School: Glenbard West High School
Position: Offensive Lineman
Notes: NC State landed a commitment last weekend from Glenbard West (IL) offensive lineman Eric Shute. The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder picked the Wolfpack over offers from Syracuse, Nebraska, Cincinnati, and Virginia Tech among others.
I had visited 20 places all over the country," said Shute. "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."
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."
Here is your chance to catch the talented lineman in action!