NC State lost an offensive line commitment on Tuesday but didn't waste any time in filling the vacancy as the Pack landed OL Gary Gregory from Apopka (Fla) High School.
At 6-4, 300 pounds, the Wolfpack had their eye on Gregory for weeks. Earlier this year, Blue Darter head coach Ty Ensor told Pack Pride, "Gary is a very intelligent kid. He's got a 3.4 GPA and scored a 1000 on the SAT. He's also a very intelligent football player. Gary's a hard worker and stays after practice trying to get better on the things he needs to improve on. His 10th grade year was his first year playing and he's made himself into a great football player through hard work and dedication."
Gregory had hoped for a Wolfpack offer after his official visit to NC State earlier this month. On Tuesday he received the call he had been waiting on.
"Coach Ensor called coach Barry on Tuesday, and he said for me to call him back at 3:00pm," said Gregory. "I called him back at 3:00, and he told me I had a scholarship offer to NC State. I got a chance to talk to coach Amato, and I told him I wanted to commit.
"The things I really liked were the facilities and just being around the players. The area was nice, and I liked the way it's spread out."
With his arrival at NC State just a few months away, Gregory said he's excited about future with the Pack.
"They told me they want me at guard," he said. "I know I've got to get stronger and faster so I won't mind redshirting. I don't need to start right away, but I'm looking forward to playing down the road."
Gregory plans to major in Civil Engineering, and is fully qualified to play as a freshman.