The following is a Q & A session with DE Quinten Brown of Edgewater High School in Orlando, Fla. Pack Pride will be profiling many of NC State's signees from the class of 2005 over the next several weeks.
What have you been up to since the end of football season and are you doing anything to get ready for the upcoming football season?
Brown- "Mainly I've been lifting and eating. I'm trying to gain some weight before I come up there."
When do you plan to arrive at NC State?
Brown- "Sometime in June"
When it came time to decide on your future college, what was the number one reason you selected NC State?
Brown- "The main thing was the coaches did a really good job of recruiting me. They just had everything set up for me. Coach Stroud recruited me and he's going to be my position coach and we just hit it off."
What was your first impression when you met coach Amato?
Brown- "He looked like a nice guy and we hit it off"
During your high school career, what accomplishment are you most proud of?
Brown- "When I got invited to the California-Florida All-Star game. It was nice to be invited to that because all of the best players down here get invited to that."
What is your favorite subject in school?
Who would you consider to be NC State's rival in football?
Brown- "Florida State. At least that's going to be my rival."
Who is your favorite music artist?
Brown- "Lil Wayne"
What is your favorite movie?
Brown- "Bad Boys 2"
Did you use the internet at all during the recruiting process and if so, what did you use it for?
Brown- "I got on their a little bit- mainly to see how the teams were doing in recruiting and how many players they were looking at for my position."
What do you think you'll need to improve on before you get to NC State?
Brown- "I need to improve my strength and speed."
If you hadn't selected NC State, who would your next choice have been?
Brown- "Florida State. My teammate, Matt Hardrick went there and we're good friends. NC State got it because they had everything straight but Florida State didn't have a coach for the position they were recruiting me for."
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Brown- "I like to party."
Is there anything you're good at that might surprise people?
Brown- "I'm a good artist. I like drawing still life."