SIGNED: LB Louis Acceus

Montvale (NJ) St. Joseph Regional linebacker Louis Acceus has signed his letter of intent with NC State.

http://www.scout.com/player/199408-louis-acceus

Projected Position At NC State: Linebacker

Awards/Honors: Acceus finished his career with 314 tackles, 104 solo stops, 46 tackles for loss and 18.5 sacks.

Acceus was named a Scout.com and USA Today second-team All-American linebacker as a senior. He was tabbed New Jersey state defensive player of the year by NJ.com and American Family Insurance. 

A MaxPreps Medium Schools second-team All-American at linebacker as a senior, he was also named to the NJ.com all-state team and was the NorthJersey.com defensive player of the year.

Acceus was rated the No. 33 outside linebacker nationally by scout.com, the No. 2 OLB in New Jersey.

Personal: Plans to major in business management.

Commit Date: 1-15-2017

Recruiting Scene: Acceus appeared to be a done deal to Maryland for most of the recruiting year despite holding better than a dozen offers from schools like Boston College, Miami, Michigan State and Nebraska among others. He had official visits scheduled to both Maryland and Virginia Tech in late January but the Pack got the first shot at him. The Pack hosted him on an official visit with his teammate Joshua Fedd-Jackson and the duo fell in love with NC State and committed prior to leaving Raleigh. Acceus subsequently canceled his trips to Maryland and Virginia Tech.

Why NC State? "I was treated like family when I was hanging with the players. They treated me like one of their own. I was only with the guys for two days and I feel like I knew them all my life. I was real comfortable with the coaching staff. They're all a great group of guys."

Picked NC State Over: Maryland and Virginia Tech

Scouting Report: Acceus has the ability to get to the edge and is good in pursuit. He reads plays well and is quick with his feet. He has plus burst and can also close on a call carrier. His length is an asset. He can blitz through the middle and he disengages and can make the tackle. Acceus plays fast. He needs to add strength but he still is physical and will play tough in run defense. He needs to work on his coverage skills. -- Scout Analyst Brian Dohn


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