Star-Studded Weekend in Raleigh

National Signing Day is less than two weeks away and NC State will host several major targets this weekend, headlined by <b>SIX four-star prospects!</b> <P> Here's a listing of recruits who will reportedly be in Raleigh this weekend on official visits.

National Signing Day is less than two weeks away and NC State will host several major targets this weekend, headlined by SIX four-star prospects!

Here's a listing of recruits who will reportedly be in Raleigh this weekend on official visits.


QB Brent Schaeffer
Hometown: Deerfield Beach, FL
Vitals: 6-2/190/4.7
Schools of Interest: North Carolina State (OFFER), Virginia Tech, Tennessee, South Florida, Notre Dame, Oklahoma
Official Visit Dates: Kansas State (12/19), USF (1/9), Tennessee (12/12), Auburn (1/16), NC State (1/23)
NC State Recruiter: Doc Holliday
Ranking: #14 QB
Notes: Schaeffer will take his final official visit to NC State this weekend and will likely make a decision next week. Brent's finalists should be Tennessee, NC State, and Auburn, with the Wolfpack having him as their #1 recruit at Quarterback. That could be a big factor in his final decision.


Albert Dukes
Hometown: Belle Glade, FL
Vitals: 6-1/180/4.5
Schools of Interest: North Carolina State (Offer), Ohio State, Miami, Florida
Official Visit Dates: Ohio State (12/6) NC State (1/23)
NC State Recruiter: Doc Holliday
Ranking: #24 WR
Notes: Major target for NC State and he will get the royal treatment this weekend. Dukes is basically down to NC State and Ohio State, with a decision coming after this visit. Expect his host to be Garland Heath, a high school teammate of Albert at Glades Central.


Tony Joiner
Hometown: Haines City, FL
Vitals: 6-0/180/4.6
Schools of Interest: Soft Florida Verbal, NC State
Official Visit Dates: Florida (1/9), NC State (1/23)
NC State Recruiter: Chris Demarest
Ranking: #13 S
Notes: SOFT FLORIDA COMMITMENT. Terrific Strong Safety prospect who will visit NC State this weekend. The Wolfpack's recruiting Tony VERY hard, and although he's a soft commitment to the Florida Gators... Joiner is listening.


Tyler Lewis
Hometown: Albemarle, NC
Vitals: 6-2/230/-
NCSU VERBAL
Official Visit Dates: NC State (1/23)
NC State Recruiter: Dick Portee
Ranking: ****
Notes: NC State commitment will likely do some recruiting for the Wolfpack this weekend. Lewis will have a chance to compete for a starting spot next season in Raleigh, and could in fact be the favorite for the vacant Punter position. Expect his host to be Wolfpack Kicker John Deraney.


Aaron Jones

Hometown: Orlando, FL
Vitals: 6-3/270/4.8
Schools of Interest: North Carolina State (OFFER), Florida State, Miami, Georgia
Official Visit Dates: Miami (12/19), Florida State (1/9), Georgia (1/16), NC State (1/23)
NC State Recruiter: Chris Demarest
Ranking: #6 DT
Notes: A long shot for the Wolfpack, Jones is considered by most as the top defensive tackle in Florida. He's explosive, strong, and plays with a great motor that never stops running. He'll likely choose from between Miami and Florida State, but getting Jones on campus is still big-time for NC State.


Olu Hall

Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Vitals: 6-4/220/4.8
Schools of Interest: North Carolina State (OFFER), Virginia Tech, Virginia, Purdue, Ohio State
Official Visit Dates: Ohio State (1/9), Purdue (1/16), Virginia (1/30), Virginia Tech (12/12), NC State (1/23)
NC State Recruiter: Dick Portee
Ranking: #9 DE
Notes: Hall is an intriguing prospect who has remained open throughout the process. Academics will play a major role in his decision and he hopes to major in engineering. NC State can make a huge impression with a great visit before he heads to Virginia next weekend.


OTHER POTENTIAL VISITORS:

OL James Thompson (Sumter, SC) -- Surprise visitor who was reportedly down to Clemson, South Carolina, and North Carolina. He's a longshot at best, but NC State is going to do its best to land one of the Palmetto state's finest players.

DT Lemarte McGhee (Roxboro, NC) -- N.C. STATE COMMITMENT. Wolfpack verbal will reportedly be in Raleigh this weekend. Grades could be a concern for McGhee, who may have to prep at Hargrave Military Academy next season.

DL Brian Simmons (Raleigh, NC) -- Simmons impressed at Shrine Bowl week before injuring his hand. Like Brandon Setzer, Brian would have garnered more offers had his academics not been a question mark. He will likely have to attend prep school, but look for him to emerge next season on the field and the recruiting scene as a major target.


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