Edison High School in Miami, Fla has been a frequent stopping off point for NC State and this year the Pack has targeted no few than three of the Chief's top prospects in ATH Demerick Chancellor, CB Chris Chancellor and OL Robin Lindor.
The Chancellor brothers, in particular, have become major targets for the Wolfpack. Demerick (6-1, 185 pounds, 4.4-second speed in the 40-yard dash) starts at RB and has helped his team to a 6-3 record and birth in the playoffs this week. On the season he's rambled for 516 yards on 57 carries (9 yard per carry average) and nine touchdowns. He's also reeled in three passes for 75 yards and an additional score.
To date, Chancellor has collected scholarship offers from Auburn, NC State, Rutgers, Clemson and Syracuse among others and the Pack has solidified itself as major player for the speedy athlete's commitment later in the year.
"I like NC State a whole lot," Chancellor recently told Pack Pride. "I hope they'll get me up there for visit so I can learn more about it. But I have a lot of family up there so I'd be willing to go up there and play. It helps that they have so many kids from Florida. Coach, he knows where all the best talent comes from. It comes from Florida. So the more they get the more talent they get and the better they'll be. Coach Holliday- he's the guy recruiting me and I like him. He's a good coach and he tells you the truth. Right now, NC State is recruiting me as an athlete. I'd like to play receiver when I go to college."
In addition to the Wolfpack, Chancellor also mentioned Clemson, Rutgers, South Carolina, Alabama and Miami as schools under consideration but a surprise school sits atop the talented senior's favorite's list currently.
"I would say Rutgers is my favorite right now because I've been up there and I like what they're doing," said Chancellor. "That was my first time to the city and I liked it. But once I take all my other visits I can narrow it all down."
Chancellor said that he and coach Holliday have talked about a future official visit although nothing has been set as of yet. It would stand to reason that the Pack will try to bring Chancellor and his brother Chris (5-9, 155 pounds, 4.5-seconds in the 40-yard dash) in together although his diminutive brother may be a Florida State lean.
Chancellor is rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com.