Sweezy: 'It Was Great'

Mooresville (NC) defensive end J.R. Sweezy visited NC State today.

Mooresville (NC) defensive end J.R. Sweezy visited NC State today and had a great time while in Raleigh.

"It was great," said Sweezy. "I had a good time up there. I talked with the coaches some more and learned more about the academics. It was a good visit.

"I really liked the coaches. I like them a lot. They are really easy to get along with. We talked about [committing] a little, but there was no pressure or anything from them. I liked that."

A sleeper on the recruiting radar, Sweezy initially impressed NC State with his performance at the Ragsdale Shrine Bowl combine. Checking in at 6-foot-4 and 231 pounds, Sweezy ripped off a 4.77 40-yard dash, a 4.67 shuttle and posted a 29.8 inch vertical jump. At the Wolfpack's camp, Sweezy measured in at 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds.

Sweezy tallied 115 tackles as a junior playing linebacker for Mooresville but was offered a scholarship as a defensive lineman by NC State.

"We talked about where they would want me to play," he said. "They feel I could play defensive end or defensive tackle, it just depends on how big I get. I'd rather be playing defensive end, but defensive tackle is fine if I ended up playing there."

Sweezy will play outside linebacker as a senior for Mooresville (NC) High, as he believes his toughness and fearlessness are two of his best traits. He also feels that he can improve on his speed and quickness.

"I'd have to say that I'm not scared of anything on the football field," said Sweezy. "I like to hit people. I'm not going to be scared of anybody. I'm going to go out there and hit them.

"There's always room for improvement... I could probably improve on my speed a little more. The fastest I've ran is a 4.7, but the lower you can get that the better."

Sweezy, who also holds an offer from East Carolina, didn't make a decision on his visit and believes he will be ready to decide during his senior season.

"State is up there, I can definitely say that," he said. "I'll probably take a few official visits later on, but not anymore visits for now."

A legacy recruit, Sweezy admits that he has always wanted to play for NC State.

"Like I said, it has been my childhood dream," he said. "My grandfather played there as a fullback."


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