RECRUIT REACTIONS: Florida State

Several NC State commitments and targets sounded off about the Wolfpack's recent game against Florida State.

NC State may have come out on the short end of the game with Florida State on Saturday but their performance and the stadium atmosphere resonated with the recruits in attendance. Pack Pride checked in with better than a dozen immediately following the game to sample their impressions.

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Rocky Mount (NC) Defensive End Houshun Gaines (NC State Offer): "The game was super live!! Pack Nation is something serious! The highlight of the night was the fans chanting, 'WE WANT CRABLEGS'."

Milford (PA) Offensive Lineman Connor Lutz: "I've never been in such a live atmosphere. NC State had the best student section I've seen. The game was great, and I enjoyed the entire day."

Durham (NC) Offensive Tackle Emanuel McGirt (NC State Offer): "Man the game was fantastic! I loved it, the coaches are changing the program for the better."

Garner (NC) Tailback Nyheim Hines (NC State Offer): "I loved the atmosphere, and I believe State showed the country who they are and what they are made of."

Charlotte (NC) Christian Offensive Lineman Philip Walton (NC State Commitment): "I thought it was a great game and that NC State proved tonight that they can play with the "big boys" in the ACC. The atmosphere was crazy."

North Davidson (NC) tailback Kennedy McKoy (NC State Offer): "The atmosphere was amazing. It had all the hype of a SEC game in an ACC stadium. The crowd was in to the game and the team played great."

Charlotte (NC) Christian Tailback Elijah Deveaux (NC State Offer): "The atmosphere was awesome from start to finish. I've been to four games at Carter Finley and have never seen it as packed as it was today."

Sun Valley (NC) Snapper Tyler Griffiths (NC State Commitment): "The atmosphere in Carter Finley was crazy. It is amazing how loyal the fans are and how loud it gets inside the stadium. I am very proud of the team and how hard they fought.

"It is disappointing to lose but that should be a confidence builder. They are a young team and the only way to go is up from here. I wouldn't want to play anywhere else!"

Lawrenceville (GA) Defensive Tackle Kobe Smith (NC State Offer): "It was one of the best I've seen so far."

Raleigh (NC) Tailback Marcus Marshall (NC State Offer): "The atmosphere was awesome the entire game and I felt like State earned a lot of people's respect tonight! I really enjoyed being there!"

Stafford (VA) Offensive Lineman Josh Ball (NC State Offer): "I thought the game was great. Tough loss but they were leading the whole first half which I give HUGE props for that. The atmosphere was great. I really liked it at NC State."

Raleigh (NC) Linebacker James Smith-Williams (NC State Commitment): "Amazing atmosphere... the fans were in it and State is challenging for the best gameday experience in the state. As for the game itself, State proved it belongs."

Lynchburg (VA) Safety Timothy Glass (NC State Offer): "I thought NC STATE showed off tonight against the No. 1 team and that speaks levels. They fought hard and the atmosphere was outstanding. Couldn't ask for a better crowd and environment like tonight and the way they fought. I feel like NC State is for real and they gained respect from other teams."

Pelion (SC) Safety Freddie Phillips (NC State Commitment): "It's was a great atmosphere in the Carter Saturday. Fans were in to it before the game started! NC State has the best fans! The guys were really close and had the #1 team on the ropes. The guys were upset about the loss because they really had a chance."

Byrnes (SC) Wideout Chavis Dawkins (NC State Offer): "NC State was ready to play and they came out and showed everybody they're not a team to sleep on and the atmosphere was amazing."

Graham (NC) Quarterback Jamie Newman (NC State Offer): "The atmosphere was amazing it was definitely the best game I've been too and I loved the fans."


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