NC State will hold their final official visits this weekend before the beginning of the dead period. The Wolfpack will host a couple of current commitments along with two major prospects. Pack Pride breaks down the players that will be on hand this weekend.
LB William Beasley...6-2, 225 pounds, 4.6-seconds in the 40 yard dash...Milton (Fla) High School
Notes...Beasley committed to NC State back in June over offers from Maryland, Florida Atlantic, Southern Miss, South Florida, Middle Tennessee State and Iowa State. He finished off his senior season with 116 tackles, nine tackles for loss, one sack, one interception and three forced fumbles. Beasley was named to the Panhandle all-star classic being played on Dec 21. He was selected conference player of the week three times in 2007. Beasley is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 32 strong-side linebacker in the country by Scout.com.
S Elton Ford...6-0, 200 pounds, 4.47-seconds in the 40-yard dash...Chattahoochee High School, Alpharetta, Ga.
Notes...Ford committed to NC State back in November over offers from Western Michigan and Middle Tennessee State and interest from Louisville, UNC, Central Florida and Michigan State. Ford rushed for 593 yards and five touchdowns while also starting full time at safety. He helped lead Chattahoochee to an 8-3 record in 2007. Ford is rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com.
OL Wade Weibert...6-5, 310 pounds, 5.0-seconds in the 40-yard dash, Butler Community College, El Dorado, Kansas
Notes...Weibert was offered by NC State last month and is considering the Wolfpack and Kansas State. He is a native of Kansas so many feel that KSU holds the upper hand. However, he appears to be headed into his official visit at State with an open mind. He has connections with former Butler player RJ Armstrong and RJ may be his host this weekend. Weibert helped lead Butler to the NJCAA national championship and was recently named an all-american. He is rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com. Will likely announce next week.
DE Greg Scruggs...6-5, 225 pounds, 4.65-seconds in the 40-yard dash, St Xavier High School, Cincinnati, Oh
Notes...Scruggs is one of those players that has virtually come out of nowhere to emerge as a major prospect for the class of 2008. He now boasts nearly a dozen offers from schools like NC State, Tennessee, Michigan State, Boston College, Wake Forest, Michigan and Virginia. Tennessee jumped on him early and landed his first official visit. State gets his second visit and schools like Wake Forest, Michigan State and Louisville could get the other three. Ohio State is a wildcard should they decide to offer. For State, coach O'Brien is well respected at St Xavier and that's a feather in his cap. If the visit goes well this weekend then State will become a major player for Scruggs but a final decision will likely be weeks away.