NC State would love to take one more linebacker in the class of 2014 and one player they've shown quite a bit of interest in is Georgia Military standout LeGrande Harley.
Formerly of Southern Durham High School, the 6-1, 232 pound middle linebacker totaled 33 tackles in just games of action in 2012. Headed into the 2013 season, Harley says his main focus has been on improving in order to make an even bigger impact in the coming months.
"Well, right now we're in fall camp and my coach told me I just needed to work on reading the offensive line a little better," said Harley. "After practice, me and him go over my technique a little bit and I've just been working to get better with it."
On the recruiting side, Harley has picked up a trio of offers but is still waiting on one in particular.
"Right now, I have offers from West Virginia, Southern Miss and Arizona but I'm not exactly sure where I want to be right now. I always grew up wanting to play for NC State but they haven't pulled the trigger on me yet.
"I went to State last Saturday. They're interest level is real high and they told me they just want to see my GPA to see if I was doing well this summer. I have a 2.9 GPA and just finished the summer with two A's and B's and made the Dean's List. My GPA jumped to a 3.5 so I know they won't have a problem with it."
Harley talked further about his fondness of NC State.
"When I was younger I always wanted to go there and I went to a couple of game. My former teammate Tony Creecy was there. When we get there, they show us around and I just like it. The games are live. The atmosphere, I just love it. When I go, the coaches already act like I'm on the team. They show me around. They just do a lot for me."
So, have any leaders emerged?
"My top schools are West Virginia and Appalachian State, but I'm waiting on NC State."
Harley added that, as things stand now, he plans to take the recruiting process slowly over the next couple of months to see what other teams become involved.
"My coach told me there's more to come. He wants me to play my first three games and send off my highlight tape to see if I get more interest."
Harley will leave Georgia Military in March and have two years of eligibility.