Junior to Watch: Eric Ludwig
Jersey Number: 80
School: Western Alamance High School in Burlington, NC
Size and speed: Ludwig boasts a good combination of size and speed. He measures in at 6-2, 240 pounds and has run the 40-yard dash in 4.75-seconds. Ludwig has a max bench press of 325 pounds and vertical leap of 24-inches.
Statistics: Ludwig had a phenomenal junior season, finishing off the year with 154 total tackles, 17 sacks (tied for fourth most in the state and set the all-time school single season record for sacks), two pass breakups and four fumbles caused.
Awards and Honors: Ludwig was named all-conference and runner up for defensive player of the year. He was also named all-region.
What school does your parents prefer: NC State
Childhood Favorite: East Carolina, NC State
Ludwig describing himself: "I'm aggressive and hard hitting with very quick lateral speed. I have a good sense of where the ball and play is at and I'm a dominate force on the field."
What Ludwig will be looking for in a future school: "I'm looking to get a good education and degree while being able to play football."
Schools recruiting: NC State, Duke, Auburn, Vanderbilt, East Carolina and Army among others.
Scholarship Offers: None
Camps this summer: East Carolina, Maryland, Wake Forest and maybe Auburn.
Current top six (in order listed): Maryland, NC State, Vanderbilt, Duke, East Carolina, UNC
Current Favorites: East Carolina- "I like their program and the size of the school. The coaches seem involved with the player's lives."
Pack coach recruiting: Curt Cignetti
Ludwig on NC State: "I'm interested in State because of the reputation of the school and their football program. I like (their) location, reputation and staff. The campus is nice."
Academics: Ludwig sports a 3.0 GPA but his test scores are unreported. He hopes to major in Sports Medicine, Teaching or Business