"I was really excited about being there," Curtis Crouch told Pack Pride. "The defense surprised me with how well they did. I saw that the offensive line needs some help so I think I can come in and play."
"The guy who stood out the most was Mario Williams, without a doubt. I really like how he plays."
Crouch was also able to spend time with a couple of future teammates, Jamestown (NC) Ragsdale tailback Toney Baker and Fayetteville (NC) Douglas Byrd lineman Doug Palmer.
"I met up with Toney Baker and Doug Palmer," he said. "I talk to Doug all the time because he's from around here so we're already tight.
"Toney was cool. I just told him that I'm glad he's coming to NC State, and I'm ready to block for him."
Former E.E. Smith lineman Demarcus "Tank" Tyler is battling Demario Pressley for a starting defensive tackle position. How did Crouch think his ex-teammate played?
"I thought Tank played well," Crouch said. "One thing for sure, he definitely looks like a tank now. It makes me ready to go up there and get in shape like all of them."
For the time being, Crouch has been working on his academics and although he's yet to qualify, he feels it is just a matter of time before he gets the score that he needs.
"I'm working on all of that right now," he said. "I'm just a few points short on the test, and I have a few more chances. I'm going to make it because I'm close."
Quotables: "I'm a good blocker and I have a really good speed burst through the line. I have great vision and awareness and a great rip move. I want to improve my 40 time and stamina. I also want to imrprove my footwork and agility. I like OT the most because I like providing a hole for my RB." -- Curtis Crouch