Defensive end is a big need for NC State in the class of 2017 and the Wolfpack has set their sights on Delray Beach (FL) American Heritage defensive end Noah Curtis.
Recruited as both a defensive end and tight end, defense is most likely Curtis’ destination once he gets to college. As a junior he racked up roughly 75 tackles and 13 sacks.
On the recruiting front, the 6-foot-5, 210-pounder has seen his offer count grow weekly over the last month or so. He now holds offers from Bowling Green, Kentucky, NC State, South Florida, Florida Atlantic, Pittsburgh, UNC and Southern Miss.
NC State has been on board for about a month or so and Curtis told Pack Pride it’s a team he’s keeping a close eye on.
“They’ve been telling me they have a spot for me when I get there. Coach Nielsen is recruiting me. He’s a great guy and I have a great relationship with him. I haven’t had a chance to visit State yet but I hope to visit up there over the summer.”
In addition to the Pack, Curtis says he’s been getting the most interest from UNC, Kentucky, Florida Atlantic and Pittsburgh.
Not surprisingly, those schools make up his top five.
“My top five schools are (no order) UNC, Pittsburgh, NC State, Kentucky and Florida Atlantic.”
Curtis plans to visit Kentucky next week with his coach and hopes to make a decision sometime this summer. He is rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com
Scout.com Evaluation: Curtis, 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, is a smooth and relentless pass rusher that plays with a great deal of emotion on the defensive side of the ball. He has a nonstop motor and does a good job of pursuing the football from the backside, but has the tendency to stand up and lose sight of his pad level. Curtis needs to find some go-to moves in the trenches as well, but is a lanky edge rusher that closes on the football with good speed.