LOI #16: Daris Workman

Contra Costa (CA) offensive lineman Daris Workman has signed with NC State!

Daris Workman
Scout Ranking: ***
Scout Rank: No. 99 JUCO
Size: 6-5 280 Pounds
Hometown: Greensboro (NC)
School: Contra Costa

Projected Position At NC State: Offensive Tackle

Commit Date: October 11, 2014

Recruiting Scene: NC State will lose both if its starting offensive tackles after the 2014 season which means finding replacements has been at the forefront of the Wolfpack's recruiting strategy through most of the year. The Pack took another step in addressing those needs when they secured a commitment from Workman.

Workman plays at Contra Costa College in San Pablo (CA). He also played basketball in high school but over the course of the last few years figured out the gridiron would give him the best opportunity to play on the big stage.

"I started playing football when I got to the tenth grade," said Workman. "I had a feel for it and then I decided to try basketball. I just wanted to follow which ever one would give me the best chance to play at the next level.

"So I ended up choosing football and ever since I've just been working on my foot work and getting stronger. Coming out of high school I only had one offer and it wasn't where I necessarily wanted to go so I went the JUCO route. There were no JUCO's in North Carolina so I decided to come out to California."

That moved worked out well and ultimately resulted in an offer from the Wolfpack. For Workman that was like a dream come true.

Why NC State? “It was just a family environment. Then you have the players, the fans, and me going back home and getting that feeling of coming back home and having the chance to play for my state. Just having the chance for my family to come down and see me play... all of that was important.
“I know State and some openings next year and I had been studying that," he added. "They're losing their tackles and I just look at it that I need to be ready for the competition and get ready to work for that spot.”

Picked NC State Over: Virginia Tech, Iowa State, BYU, Utah State, and New Mexico among others

Scouting Report: “Workman has a chance to compete for a starting job right away as the Wolfpack must replace two starting tackles. He has two years of college experience under his belt but must continue to add weight to his frame.” – Pack Pride Scouting Report

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