Web Run: "Five stars when they leave"

N.C. State football coach Tom O'Brien isn't one to worry about what recruiting services say about players, so he looked thrilled with his class of recruits Wednesday even though it is not stuffed with prospects with multiple stars.

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(As Of February 5)
SchoolConf.Pct.OverallPct.
North Carolina6-2.75020-2.909
Duke6-2.75019-3.864
Clemson5-2.71419-2.905
Boston College6-3.66718-6.750
Wake Forest4-3.57117-3.850
Virginia Tech4-3.57114-7.667
Florida State3-3.50016-5.762
Miami4-5.44415-7.682
Maryland3-5.37514-8.636
NC State2-5.28612-8.600
Georgia Tech1-6.14310-10.500
Virginia1-6.1437-11.389

02/05/09Georgia Tech @ Florida StateTallahassee, Fla.ESPNU7:00 p.m.
Live Stats: Get Jacked
02/07/09Miami @ DukeDurham, N.C.Raycom1:30 p.m.
Live Stats: Get Jacked |
 Virginia @ North CarolinaChapel Hill, N.C.Raycom4:00 p.m.
Live Stats: Get Jacked |
 Florida State @ ClemsonClemson, S.C.RSN7:00 p.m.
Live Stats: Get Jacked
02/08/09NC State @ Virginia TechBlacksburg, Va.Raycom1:30 p.m.
Live Stats: Get Jacked |
 Boston College @ Wake ForestWinston-Salem, N.C.Raycom4:00 p.m.
Live Stats: Get Jacked |
 Maryland @ Georgia TechAtlanta, Ga.FSN7:30 p.m.
Live Stats: Get Jacked



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"We don't care what they come in as, but they better leave as five-star guys,"

- Tom O'Brien on the 2009 NC State recruiting class



Pack's O'Brien says prospects better have five stars when they leave
Dane Huffman * WRAL
N.C. State football coach Tom O'Brien isn't one to worry about what recruiting services say about players, so he looked thrilled with his class of recruits Wednesday even though it is not stuffed with prospects with multiple stars. "We don't care what they come in as, but they better leave as five-star guys," O'Brien said. State signed 28 players, and four – safety Donald Coleman of Detroit, offensive lineman Sam Jones of Fuquay-Varina, defensive tackle Nathan Mageo of New Mexico Military junior college and running back James Washington of Boone – are already enrolled. Read More

No doubt that Wall can play
Luke Decock * News & Observer
So that's what all the fuss is about. Watching John Wall throw down overhead slams with both hands, going slam for slam and block for block with Ryan Kelly, it was readily apparent why fans were lining up three hours before tipoff Wednesday to get one of very few spots in Ravenscroft's gym. Kelly, Ravenscroft's Duke-bound forward, had 29 points to Wall's 28, but the Word of God guard and top-ranked senior in the country led his team to an 18-point win, raining 3-pointers in the second quarter as the Holy Rams cruised, 82-64. Read More



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