"Coach Petercuskie left here a couple of hours ago and A.J. gave a firm commitment today," said South Brunswick head coach Gordon Walters. "He went to three NC State games on his own this year and from the first time he went there he really enjoyed it. He likes the staff a lot.
"He's one of those kids who is very much under the radar. I'm just very excited for him."
The 6-3, 255-pound jumbo athlete plays tight end, linebacker, and defensive end for South Brunswick, and he is being recruited to play defensive end for the Wolfpack. Ferguson recorded roughly 90 tackles, 20 tackles for a loss, and ten sacks this season.
"A.J. is a great player," said coach Walters. "He's a four-year starter for us. He started at linebacker as a freshman and really had a great year this season at defensive end for us. He can also play on the offensive side of the ball depending on the scheme, but he's really productive at defensive end.
"He's a big kid who can really run. We just weighed him here recently and he's right at 255 pounds, and he ran the 200 meters for our track team last year."
Ferguson was also receiving interest from East Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech.
"After the meeting today with coach Petercuskie, I believe A.J. is definitely firm with his decision," said coach Walters. "I think there is a lot of trust there. He's going to be a really good one, and I think NC State is a good fit for him.
"I want our kids to go where they are going to fit in socially as well as athletically. He's a great kid who is not going to embarrass your program. He's willing to make sacrifices for the team, and he's all about winning."
Pack Pride will have more from Ferguson on his decision in the near future so stay tuned!