Pack Adds Four in Spring Semester

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Four new players have joined the Wolfpack football program for the spring semester. All four will participate in spring drills and will be freshmen in eligibility in 2008.

Defensive tackle Kyle Linney and defensive back Dominique Ellis originally signed with the Wolfpack last spring, while offensive lineman Ahmad Jaradat and linebacker Dwayne Maddox have both graduated from high school a semester early.

"We are very pleased to have these young men join the Wolfpack program," said head coach Tom O'Brien. "Being here for the spring semester gives them a chance to get ahead academically, and will also give them the advantage of going through spring practice with the returning team."

Dominique Ellis, DB, 5-11, 190
Wendell, N.C. - East Wake HS

Ellis originally signed with the Pack in 2007 after ranking as one of North Carolina's top prospects. Moved from Georgia prior to his senior year in high school. As a senior at East Wake High School, he picked off five passes, scored four special teams' touchdowns and made 75 tackles. He was named the Defensive MVP for the North Carolina squad at the 2006 Shrine Bowl.

Ahmad Jaradat, OL, 6-4, 290
London, Ontario, Canada - Catholic Central HS

One of Canada's top offensive lineman last season, Jaradat played tight end, offensive tackle and nose tackle during his prep career, leading his 2007 team to a 6-3 record. Born in Kuwait, Jaradat has lived in Canada since 1990.

Kyle Linney, DT, 6-2, 285
Hiddenite, N.C., Alexander Central HS

Linney attended Hargrave Military Academy last fall after originally signing with NC State in the spring of 2007. Also a 2006 Shrine Bowl selection, Linney tallied 67 tackles as a senior en route to all-conference honors.

Dwayne Maddox, LB, 6-2, 220
Shelby, NC - Crest HS

A 2007 Shrine Bowl participant, Maddox tallied 169 tackles, including a dozen for loss, last season, earning all-state honors. He was also named his conference's defensive player of the year.

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