NC State landed their sixth commitment for the class of 2015 on Saturday when Gibsonville (NC) Eastern Guilford S Jarius Morehead pledged to the Wolfpack during an unofficial visit.
The Pack had been at the top of Morehead's list for months and he
nearly pulled the trigger to NC State several weeks ago but held
off. On Saturday he made it official.
"I was just waiting until the next time I came up here to NC State
to commit. Every time I come down here it always feels like I'm
already a part of the family. That's good to know that you have that
support and they've already got your back.
"Coach White is recruiting me and he was happy and smiling and all
that when I told him. He had been waiting on it so it was good to
see a smile on his face. Coach Doeren was real happy. He was waiting
for me to commit too and he got what he wanted."
At 6-1, 185 pounds Morehead finished his junior season with 40
tackles, two interceptions, nine pass breakups and a forced fumble
on defense. Offensively, he had 239 yards receiving and two
touchdowns. At a recent Shrine Bowl combine he recorded a solid time
of 4.56-seconds in the 40-yard dash.
Morehead added that it's a huge relief to have recruiting behind him
as he can now focus on his senior season and a future at NC State
"I can just relax and focus on Eastern and my academics and after
that I can just get ready for NC State," he said. "I'm solid to NC
State and I'm not looking at any other schools."
Now that he's officially on board with NC State, Morehead said he
plans to go after at least one highly regarded prospect still on the
Wolfpack's uncommitted recruiting board.
"I told them I was going to try to help them get Reggie Gallaspy
because his girlfriend goes to our school so we talk about every
other day about what school we want to go to and stuff like that."
The rising senior also held offers from Tennessee, UNC, Clemson,
ECU, and Wake Forest. He is rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com
Morehead Ready To Recruit For NC State
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