DL/OL Ted Larsen
6-3, 255 pounds, 4.8-seconds in the 40
Palm Harbor (Fla) University
Prospect Ranking...2-star prospect according to Scout.com
Accomplishments...Collected 30 tackles, 19 assists, 12 QB hurries and 1.5 sacks as a senior. Named all-county and all-region as a senior
NC State recruiter...Todd Stroud...Academics...Qualified with 3.8 GPA and 1,230 SAT score
The recruiting scene...Larsen was a virtual unknown on the recruiting until November. After an impressive senior season, he collected offers from NC State, Georgia Tech, UNC, Central Florida, South Florida, Mississippi and Connecticut. He only took one official visit, however, and his trip to NC State was all he needed to decide that Raleigh was the place for him. Ironically, because Larsen is such a great student, there was concern he may forego major college football in order to attend a school in the Ivy League.
Scouting Report...Larsen is a technically sound DT that could ultimately line up as a DT or OG for NC State. Very quick and athletic, observers say that Larsen is defined by his blue collar work ethic. Will need to get bigger and stronger but has a world of potential to contribute for NC State down the road.