NC State landed a commitment from Wilmington (NC) Laney Coult Culler back in May and the senior linebacker has never wavered on his pledge to the Wolfpack.
A little over a week ago Pack Pride had the opportunity to watch
Culler take on Greenville Rose and fellow Wolfpack recruit Kentavius Street. While the Rampants were on the winning side of a 6-3
defensive struggle, it was Culler who stole the show.
At 6-4, 230 pounds Culler was relentless on the field, pursuing
aggressively from sideline to sideline and displaying big time
tackling ability. He has a tremendous nose for the ball and rarely
gets himself out of position. He finished the game with 11 tackles
and followed that up with a 15 tackle effort in a win over Clinton
this past weekend.
Culler is a high energy player and he doesn't mind showing his
emotions on the football field. Another attribute that jumps out is
his leadership ability. He's the vocal captain of the Laney defense
and it's something Culler says he's extremely proud of.
"I'm just trying to make plays and do what's best for my team.
Anyway I can help out whether it be making tackles, getting people
excited, positive energy, I want to do whatever I can to help my
team. I want to try to help everyone get better and lift their
"I definitely take pride in being a leader. Lining up and
assignments are one of the big things we work on. I mean, if you're
not in the right spot, you can't make the play. Guys need to be in
the right spot so it's good for the older players to coach the
younger players up."
Against Rose, Culler watched Street put on a solid performance of
his own. Culler said he'd like nothing more than for Street to
follow him up to NC State.
"I spoke to Kentavius after the game and he actually mentioned going
up to NC State for an official visit together in December. I've
already committed to NC State so I would like to get another big
time defensive player like him to be in front of me on the ball.
That would be amazing because I know he's a heck of a football
As for his commitment to NC State, Culler said it couldn't be
stronger. He was on hand for State's win over Louisiana Tech and
added that he feels NC State is in the process of building a strong
program in Raleigh.
"I couldn't be more excited about my commitment to NC State. I can't
wait to be a part of their program. Coach Doeren has really got
something special going on up there. I've had some contact from some
other schools but nothing could change my mind at this point."
Culler An Impact Player
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