Southern Nash (NC) 2018 athlete Nadir Thompson has verbally committed to NC State. Thompson informed the Wolfpack coaches of his decision on Friday afternoon.
"They were pretty happy about it," Thompson said of the NC State coaching staff. "They know I've liked State for a while now."
Thompson expanded on his decision to given an early commitment to the Wolfpack.
"It feels like home," he said. "I went to some other schools and they were okay, but none of them felt like NC State. I started thinking about it a lot, and I knew I was ready to commit and end my recruitment.
"My mom was happy about it. She said she'd like wherever I go, and my brother is a big State fan so he's really happy about it."
Thompson is one of the top sophomores in the state and capable of playing on both sides of the ball. Last season he rushed for 394 yards and six touchdowns, and he also caught 13 passes for 234 yards and four more scores. Defensively he totaled 40 tackles, four pass breakups, and two interceptions from his cornerback position.
Where will the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder play at NC State?
"We haven't figured it out yet," said Thompson. "They basically said we'll figure it out when I get there... if I play offense or defense."
NC State and Charlotte had offered Thompson, who was also hearing from Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Vanderbilt, and Purdue among others.
Thompson is NC State's second commitment in the 2018 class, as he joins Appomattox County (VA) defensive back De'Von Graves.