As Pack Pride was first to break the news on our premium message board Sunday, CB CJ Wilson from Lincolnton (NC) High School confirmed his commitment to NC State Sunday afternoon.
At 5-11, 175 pounds, Wilson had a fairy tale season that concluded with a state championship, including MVP honors in that game and an invitation to the Shrine Bowl. Along the way Wilson broke the Lincoln County record for career total yardage (5,919 total yards rushing and receiving), career rushing yardage (3,941 yards) and career scoring (468 points). In 2007 he rushed for 1,372 yards and 19 touchdowns while leading Lincolnton to their second 2A state title in 15 years.
And just when it couldn't get any better, it did for Wilson last Sunday when he secured an offer from NC State. He made his official visit their this weekend and wasted not time is securing his place with the Pack.
"Yes, I committed to State this weekend," said Wilson. "It was just a dream come true. I was telling my parents that it's just been a dream come true for me. To break all the records in your home town, win a state championship and go to the Shrine Bowl and then get an ACC offer, that's a dream come true."
Wilson was recruited by OL coach Don Horton as a CB for NC State. He projects as an academic qualifier.
Stay tuned as Pack Pride will have much more on Wilson's commitment to NC State.