Early Enrollee: Ahmad Jaradat

London, Ontario (CA) Catholic Central offensive lineman Ahmad Jaradat has enrolled at NC State!

OL Ahmad Jaradat
6-4, 290 pounds London (OT, Canada) Catholic Central High School

Prospect Ranking: Rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com

Accomplishments: Some consider Jaradat to be the top prep offensive lineman in Canada. Helped lead his team to a 6-3 record, playing tackle, tight end, and defensive lineman for Catholic Central. He won the Jim Allen Award as the the top lineman in the Thames Valley region Athletic Association. Jaradate was rated the No. 1 college prospect in Ontario by All-Canada Gridiron. He was recruited to play center for the Wolfpack.

Academics: Jaradat is enrolled at NC State for the spring semester.

The Recruiting Scene: Born in Kuwait, Jaradat and his family moved to Canada at the start of the Persian Gulf War. Jaradat hails from one of the top prep programs in Canada, but American Universities normally don't scout the region and he almost went overlooked. NC State recruiting coordinator Jerry Petercuskie spotted him and laid the foundation for Jaradat's commitment. He considered Iowa, UCONN, and Colorado before verbaling to NC State while in Raleigh for his official visit.

"Markus Kuhn hosted me and they called us "international" for the weekend," said Jaradat. "The I spent quite a bit of time with the coaching staff. Their knowledge of the game is just unreal. I was with coach Horton (NC State offensive line coach Don Horton) for an hour and a half. We just watched tape together and his knowledge of the game is just unreal. The amount of players he's sent to the NFL is just astonishing. Definitely his track record speaks volumes."

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