Wolfpack "Officially" in the Race for Boyette

N.C. State Assistant Coach Manny Diaz has been hitting the recruiting trail. Just in the past week, two Wilson (N.C.) products have informed StateFans that Coach Diaz and the N.C. State Wolfpack have officially offered scholarships.

We reported a few days ago that NC State had offered Wilson Beddingfield High star Everette Brown, and now Wilson Fike High standout Re'quan Boyette also reports an offer from the Wolfpack.

"I'm open to everyone," Boyette told StateFans. "I don't even have a top five, but [N.C] State, Duke, and East Carolina have offered me."

"State offered me last Tuesday," he said. "[NC State Assistant] Coach Diaz was telling me that they looked at my film and the recruiting coordinator and running backs coach wanted to offer me a full scholarship."

Boyette mentioned that some schools are recruiting him as a running back while others prefer to see him line up at cornerback. N.C. State reportedly loves his ability on offense and hope he chooses to bring his big-play package to Raleigh.

This summer he plans to camp at North Carolina, ECU, Duke, and Wake Forest while his Wilson (NC) Fike squad will head to NC State for team camp.

"I wanted to try and camp with all the local schools recruiting me," he said. "[North] Carolina, Wake Forest, ECU, Virginia, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, and Notre Dame are the other schools I'm looking at, but they haven't offered yet."

What may have really impressed Wolfpack coaches was Re'quan's highlight reel and recent performances at track meets and local combines. As a junior he rushed for 1,084 yards and 15 touchdowns on just 100 carries (despite missing three games to injury), an outstanding 10.84 yards per carry.

This spring he attended the Elite Eight and the Greene Central Shrine Bowl combines where he posted blistering 4.21 and 4.33 40-yard dash times respectively. Boyette, who measures in at a solid 5'10 and 185 pounds, has also been timed as low as 10.6 in the 100 meters, an event he claimed third place in at the 3-A state track championships.

He's very familiar with the NC State program and it's easy to see that they could be a major player in his recruitment.

"They have a real good football team... a team that's capable of winning championships and that's what I like," Boyette said. "They have a stable coaching staff as far as everyone being around for a while because they are having so much success."

"When I went to the camp last year I liked their campus and as far as education they have some great programs to go into."

Don't expect Re'quan, who admits that he has always been a North Carolina fan, to jump at an early offer. He wants to enjoy the recruiting process and take a couple of official visits before making his decision.

"I'm not real sure yet on when I want to decide," he said. "I'm just taking everything in stride right now and so far it's been fun."

Author's Note: The talented North Carolina Class of 2005 keeps proving to be deeper and better than ever. Boyette's an explosive player who could be the fastest rising senior in the state. He's been timed as low as 4.21 in the 40 and it translates over to the football field. He could be a Tramain Hall-type slot receiver in NC State's offense, a system that could fit his abilities perfectly if he proves in camp and this fall that he can catch the ball out of the backfield. NC State must REALLY like Re'quan to offer this early.

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