NC State landed a huge commitment in early December when Fayetteville (NC) Terry Sanford safety Isaiah Stallings committed to the Wolfpack. Stallings also held offers from West Virginia, North Carolina, Clemson, Duke, South Carolina, and Louisville among others when he finalized his decision.
"Coach White has been recruiting me for over two years now," said Stallings. "Everytime I went up there I got closer and closer with the coaches. I narrowed it down to NC State and Clemson, and I felt like State was the best place for me."
Stallings made his decision shortly after taking his Wolfpack official visit.
"The official visit was big," he stated. "I spent time with the players and really bonded with them. I watched them practice, and I loved how it went."
What does his parents think of NC State?
"They love it," Stallings said. "They were behind me no matter who I chose, but they were going to be behind me either way. My mom was real happy because for a little while I was looking hard at Ole Miss but that was about 12 hours away. [Laughing] She wasn't really too happy about that, but she's glad I'm staying close to home now."
NC State has landed a versatile athlete in Stallings who also stars on the hardwood for Terry Sanford. Capable of playing multiple positions, the 6-foot-4, 200-pounder ultimately projects as a safety on the next level.
"They've talked about both safety positions and the rover spot," he said. "Wherever they want me to play, I'll do it.
"I've spent a lot of time playing basketball, but after this season it's all football. I think I'll take off."