Middleton: "We've Got A Brotherhood"

Winston-Salem (NC) Parkland defensive tackle Deshaywn Middleton talks about his commitment to NC State and his official visit.

Winston-Salem (NC) Parkland defensive tackle Deshaywn Middleton couldn't have asked for a better weekend- energetic coaches, optimistic teammates and a feeling that he was right at home.

That's how the NC State commitment characterized his recent official visit. It's not just that Middleton enjoyed himself. His family did too, leaving no doubts as to where he will be signing in February.

Middleton enjoyed the time with the other commitments. His parents enjoyed the time spent with fellow parents.

"My parents feel good about it because they got to meet some other parents and they hit it off with them," Middleton said. "I was a little sad because I had to come home but I know we're going to be back up there again. It was a little sad to leave but it's all for the greater good. We're going to get ready, get prepared for it and we're coming in ready to work.

"Me and Coach Nielsen had a talk about where I'll be playing with me at the nose and the different types of schemes they run. They showed me on film as far as what they did last year. Coach Doeren met with all of the recruits and showed us the progress he had made. It was a wonderful weekend and I definitely did enjoy myself. I enjoyed the recruits and commitments we had up there."

He has always felt good about his decision but now there's absolutely no anxiety regarding the future and what next year might bring.

"The commits already feel as if we've got a brotherhood. We became closer as a team. I really do feel good about what we're about to become and where NC State's about to go. Being around certain players and getting to know people you're going to be around the next four or five years. You feel like you fit in with them. I'm not so nervous and that's a huge thing for me," he said.

Middleton is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 85 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com.

Here are highlights of Middleton in action, courtesy of Athlete Vault.

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