With three commitments at the position NC State may not take another receiver in the class of 2017. However, recruiting is an inexact science and the possibility is always there for something to change between now and next February. That’s why the Pack has kept the lines of communication open with Charlotte (NC) Mallard Creek wide receiver Keshaun Abel.
Abel (6-3, 180 pounds) last visited NC State for the recent Alpha Wolf Showcase. If a player was invited to attend then there is a good chance the coaches have real interest. That was the second time Abel visited NC State this summer. The first time was for another camp at the school.
"Earlier I had been to the other camp and that's why they invited me back for the invitation camp. They liked my route running and all the stuff like that. Based on how I did there they wanted to see me again."
Adding an offer from a school in a big conference would mean a lot. Abel also wants the offer from State because he liked the atmosphere at both of the camps. He credits the coaches with building that atmosphere, so the staff is another main reason for the way he has taken to NC State. Abel said he believes the coaches can "help me become what I want to become." But besides the field and facilities Abel has not seen a lot of the school.
The only other time Abel has visited NC State was in the summer of 2015. He was at another camp at the school then.
Abel went to a camp at North Carolina this summer too. He says that he did well at that camp with the Tar Heels.
"That's how I got looked at by East Carolina. I was on the front page of a sports website there for a little while and then when I was at that camp that's when East Carolina offered me. They had a scouting coach there."
Abel doesn’t list any favorites but he does admit landing an offer from State or Carolina would be special.
"I really like both and I wouldn't say I have favorites. I know me and Coach Brewer from Carolina get along a lot. Then again I like the atmosphere at NC State a lot and I've been talking to Coach Faulkner."