Stockbridge, Ga. defensive tackle Brandon King is an emerging prospect from the rising senior class and the NC State coaches have greatly helped their chances by getting an early jump on him.
NC State and Troy were the first two schools to extend offers to the 6-4, 270-pound lineman from the Peach State.
Despite signing several defensive tackles in February, the Wolfpack appears to still be looking for help at the position. King and Jerome Davis, both Class of 2010 prospects from Georgia, hold offers from the Pack.
King was in Raleigh back in June for NC State's football camp, though he received the verbal offer from the Pack before arriving in town. That took some pressure off and probably made it a much more enjoyable trip.
"It went great," King said, reflecting on his time in Raleigh. "I did pretty good during the defensive tackle drills. They had offered me before I came to the camp, during the spring, so I was just going to see what it was like.
“I talked to coach Reid a little bit, but that was about it. He was just telling me how glad he was to see me at the camp. He said I did a good job in the drills."
As NC State is the only school from a BCS conference that King holds an offer from, did he think about committing while he was in town?
"Well, I definitely like them. It's a great school. I would consider going there, but I haven't made my decision yet. I don't know where I'm going to be."
In addition to NC State, King also had plans to attend camps at Auburn and LSU this past weekend before camping at Ole Miss on July 25.
"I haven't made up my mind yet, as far as when I'll (make a decision)," he said. "But I think it will probably be sometime around December."
The talented prospect went on to say his favorite school is Miami, though the Hurricanes have not shown as much interest as some other schools. King has the potential to play on the offensive line in the college ranks as well.