Garner (NC) safety Dalton Counts has accepted a preferred walk-on offer from NC State.
Counts finished his career with 275 tackles, 44 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, 2 interceptions and 2 touchdowns. As a senior he totaled 131 tackles, 13 sacks, and 23 tackles for loss. He also had two interceptions, and two touchdowns.
Honors: Two-time all-conference first-team selection. Helped lead team to three conference titles.
Personal: A four-time all-academic selection. Also a member of the Garner baseball and wrestling teams. Father, Eric, played nose guard at NC State from 1990-94, and spent time with the Buffalo Bills.