'09 Premier Profile: DL Brian Slay

Pack Pride takes an inside look at the Wolfpack's first commitment for the class of 2009.

DL Brian Slay

6-3, 255 pounds

Stone Bridge High School, Ashburn, Va

Junior Stats: As a junior, Slay tallied 65 tackles and six sacks. During his sophomore season he collected 88 tackles and 10 sacks while playing at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Ga.

Potential Ranking: Slay will likely begin as a three-star prospect on Scout.com

The early word: NC State has made a concerted effort to ramp up their visibility in Virginia and Slay was one of the players that the Wolfpack coaches jumped on early with a scholarship offer. He plays with a non-stop motor and has the versatility to potentially play at defensive tackle or end once he gets to college. Slay kicked off State’s class of 2009 recruiting efforts by becoming the first player to commit to the Wolfpack.

Scholarship offers: NC State

Other schools recruiting: Clemson, Auburn, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech

Top Schools: NC State commitment

Interesting side-note: Slay has been very active in helping sell NC State to other prospects for the class of 2009. He continues to stay on teammate Zach Thompson who boasts a Wolfpack offer and has become friends with fellow Virginia standout Corey Lillard.

NC State recruiting coach: NC State defensive line coach Keith Willis

NC State connections: NC State was the first school to offer Slay and after seeing the Wolfpack in person, decided he needed to look no further. The relationship he forged with future position coach Keith Willis was very important in landing Slay.

Behind the scenes: Slay may prove to be one of the real steals for the class of 2009. His coach has raved about his talent and mentioned him as possibly being the top college prospect on his team. He has a super frame and the potential to really fill out so the NC State coaches have to be thrilled about his upside.

Wolfpack Visits: Slay attended junior day a few weeks back and was on campus for State’s scrimmage this past Saturday. He is 100% sold on the Pack and may be an important player in helping out with other Virginia prospects as the year unfolds.

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