Stallings Building Relationship With Wolfpack

Fayetteville (NC) Terry Sanford safety Isaiah Stallings is one of State's top prospects, and he talks with Pack Pride.

Terry Sanford boasts one of the state's most talented defensive backfields with CB Mark Gilbert and S Isaiah Stallings. Both hold double digit offers from around the region and both are huge priorities for NC State.

Stallings (6-4, 200 pounds) has had to balance the demands with the preparation for his senior season. He's been hard at work to improve headed into the upcoming year.

"I've just been going to workouts during the off season. It's like nothing has really changed. The workouts have been going good and I've just been working on things that I know I need to get better at. We have spring practice toward the end of May but right now, we're doing 7 on 7's so we're already in it."

So what's the latest on the recruiting front?

"My latest offer I picked up was from South Carolina about a week or two ago. Other than that, Ole Miss offered. I'll be going to visit some schools this summer when I have a little more time. I've already seen most of the in-state schools so this summer I want to check out some of the schools that are farther away."

Stallings has been a frequent visitor to NC State and that's helped him forge a solid relationship with the Wolfpack coaches.

"I'm pretty close with the coaches at NC State and I've been up there a few times, like three or four times. I really like the coaches, the're really cool. So, I have a pretty close relationship with them. Coach White, Coach Huxtable- they're recruiting me. Coach Hux is a cool dude. He's a fun guy. He was the first guy that came in and recruited me at Terry Sanford and then when I went up there I met him so he's a pretty cool dude."

Stallings doesn't have a time frame for a decision but he does know what he'll be looking for when the time comes. Location, however, won't be an issue.

"I'm not really worried about staying close to home. It doesn't really matter how far I go. I think how I feel about a school and how I connect with the people there will be the most important thing."

Headed into those summer visits, Stallings says it's the in-state schools that are currently recruiting him the hardest.

"The in-state schools are showing me the most love and the other schools are recruiting me hard but I would say the in-state schools are recruiting me the hardest."

Stallings is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 40 safety in the nation by



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