By The Numbers

Pack Pride takes a numerical look at the class of 2009 and breaks down all the numbers on the Wolfpack's latest recruiting effort.

The Wolfpack’s latest recruiting effort is now in the books. NC State addressed needs across the board and Pack Pride breaks down the numbers in this look back at the recruiting class of 2009.


Class Ranking: Scout (#39), College Football News (#36), Rivals (#51)


Breakdown by state: Georgia (7), North Carolina (5), Florida (3), Ohio (3), South Carolina (3), Massachusetts (1), New Jersey (1), Maryland (1), Alabama (1), Virginia (1), Michigan (1), Samoa (1)


Level of education: High School (24), Junior College (1), Prep School (1)


First player to commit: Brian Slay (March 2, 2008)


Last player to commit: Asa Watson (Jan 18, 2009)


State’s largest signee: Tyson Chandler (6-6, 340 pounds)


State’s fastest signee: Bryan Underwood (timed at 4.32-seconds in the 40)


Number of signees that were rated four-star or all-american by one of the major recruiting services: 4 (Sam Jones, Jarvis Byrd, Denzelle Good, Asa Watson)


Number of players rated as one of the top 30 players in the nation at their position by one of the major recruiting services: (5) Raynard Randolph (#23 DT ESPN), Chris Ward (#13 K ESPN), Camden Wentz (#12 C Scout), Denzelle Good (#6 OG Scout), Asa Watson (#10 TE Scout)


Number of signees named all-state: 12 (Brandan Bishop, Jarvis Byrd, Duran Christophe, Denzelle Good, Dean Haynes, Quintin Payton, Everett Proctor, Brian Slay, Rashard Smith, Chris Ward, Asa Watson, James Washington)


Signee that went the longest distance to sign with NC State: DT Nathan Mageo (Pago Pago, Samoa)


Signee that went the shortest distance to sign with NC State: OL Sam Jones (approx 17 miles)


Primary recruiters: Andy McCollum (6), Jim Bridge (6), Jerry Petercuskie (5), Keith Willis (3), Don Horton (3), Mike Archer (2), Mike Reed (2), Jason Swepson (1)


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