Sleeper DT Talks About Trip to NC State

Ted Larsen is not a common name among recruiting enthusiasts but he certainly wasn't an unknown with the NC State coaching staff.

NC State seems intent on signing at least one defensive tackle in the class of 2005 and they hosted somewhat of a new name to the DL recruiting board this past weekend.

Teddy Larsen hasn't received the publicity that many of the other top prospects in Florida have garnered this year, but he's a prospect that caught the eye of Pack DL coach Todd Stroud. After being further evaluated by NC State head coach Chuck Amato, the Pack reportedly made the decision to offer Larsen a scholarship.

At 6-3, 255 pounds, Larsen boasts a super frame and quickness (4.9-seconds in the 40) and hails from Palm Harbor (Fla) University High School. In addition to NC State, Larsen has also garnered scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, UNC, UCF and South Florida. This past weekend, he made the trip to Raleigh and he gave Pack Pride the scoop on his visit.

"This was my first visit and it went really well." said Larsen. Pat Lowery was my host and I was really impressed with the new facilities and I enjoyed being able to talk with the defensive line coach, Todd Stroud. He's also the guy that's recruiting me. I felt like, overall, State did a great job of presenting themselves."

For now it appears Larsen will only make a visit to UNC although, based on his outstanding performance in the classroom, could entertain the possibility of heading to an Ivy League school. Larsen indicated that a final decision could come shortly after his trip to Chapel Hill.

"I've got a visit set up with UNC and after that, I'm not really sure," he said. "I don't really have a leader right now but I think I'll make a decision sometime before signing day."


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