Commit Highlights: Dwayne Maddox

Shelby (NC) Crest star Dwayne Maddox is one of the state's top football prospects. Here's your chance to catch the latest NC State commitment in action!

Name: Dwayne Maddox
Hometown: Shelby, North Carolina
High School: Crest High School
Position: Linebacker
Vitals: 6'2/220/4.58

Notes: Dwayne Maddox became NC State's third commitment in the 2008 class when he pledged to the Wolfpack while on campus for an unofficial visit.

"They were excited when I committed," said Maddox. "I went there a couple of weeks ago for a visit and everybody wanted me to commit then but now it is official.

"It feels real good. I was glad to get it over with, and I'm ready to start helping get some recruits in there."

Maddox was recruited by NC State linebackers coach Andy McCollum.

"He went crazy," Maddox said. "I'm serious... he was fired up about it. He said he's been hoping for a long time that I would commit. He was excited about the whole thing."

Maddox, rated No. 8 in the state according to Pack Pride, tallied 110 tackles during his junior season. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound prospect committed to the Wolfpack over offers from North Carolina, Clemson, Alabama, East Carolina, and South Carolina among others.

He stated that two new programs were trying to enter the mix and an in-state program finished second for his services.

"I know Michigan tried to get in on me and wanted me to visit," he stated. "Maryland too... [North] Carolina was probably second. I've told their coaches that I was committing to State... I don't think they were too happy about it."

Maddox joins Tobias Palmer and Mario Carter in the Wolfpack's recruiting class.

Scouting Report: "Maddox plays in the middle and is at his best when things come to him. Maddox defeats blocks and goes and gets the ball. He fills the hole tremendously well and super quick in getting through the gap to get to the ball carrier. Maddox is a big hitter that plays until the whistle blows. He plays well laterally and will chase the play no matter where on the field. Maddox is big, physical and very aggressive."

Coach Quote: "What separates him is the speed deal – he can fly. He runs a 4.6 [40-yard dash time] every time you clock him. He's probably going to get even faster this year, because he's running track.

"He doesn't weigh as much as [former Crest prep All-Americans Shamar Finney and Brandon Spikes] right now -- probably when he graduates he'll weigh 230 -- but he still has somewhere between nine and ten solo [tackles] every game. He's a player." -- Crest head coach Roy Kirby

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