With nine commitments already in the fold, NC State will likely look to take at least 7-8 more commitments in the class of 2010 before all is said and done. With their number of available spots down, the Pack’s recruiting board has shrunk considerably over the last few weeks. However, Pack Pride takes a look at the players still considering State and who also continue to be on the Wolfpack’s radar. Today we break down the offensive side of the ball.
-At this time NC State has not offered any QB’s. Although things could change, it is certainly possible that the Wolfpack staff will wait until the 2009 season begins to continue their evaluation of prospects who could ultimately land an offer.
- Mustafe Greene...Columbia, SC...Greene is a player that NC State covets but realistically, is probably a longshot to land him. South Carolina and Clemson are particularly strong while Florida could become a factor should they firm up an offer. Greene has been tough to reach over the last couple of months so it’s difficult to discern where he may be leaning.
- C.J. Frederick...Benson, NC...Frederick is a player that stood out at NC State’s camp. He holds offers from East Carolina and a few smaller schools but in all likelihood will need a huge season to garner a Wolfpack offer.
- Ransford Quarrie...Lawrenceville, NJ...camped at State and did receive quite a bit of one on one attention from RB’s coach Jason Swepson. He may also be a player that needs a big year on the field to land a Wolfpack offer.
- James White...White has several impressive offers and camped at State. However, it didn’t appear that White is a player that State is really pushing for.
Offensive Line- NC State will likely take one more offensive lineman at a minimum and could take two.
-Robby Havenstein...Frederick, MD...Havenstein is an extremely talented lineman and would be a very nice compliment to current commits Rob Crisp and Torian Box. At this time Maryland and Virginia are clearly the main competition. Early on it appeared Havenstein would almost certainly make a decision before his senior season. He may have softened on that which very well could be to the Pack’s advantage. Getting him back on campus for a game in September would be ideal.
-T.J. Leifheit...Wilmington, NC...State has made his final cut but landing him may be difficult. He has been a rumored UNC lean for months and plans to make his decision in October so he can enroll in January. For now, likely a longshot for the Pack.
-Jack Deboef...State College, PA...Solid prospect that has quietly amassed an impressive assortment of offers. There’s no doubt he’d love to get an offer from Penn State but that doesn’t appear likely right now. Michigan State and Purdue are strong but an upcoming visit to Raleigh on Sunday could put the Pack in the middle of the chase.
Wide Receiver-None known on the board currently with offers and listing NC State as a team under consideration
-Ethan Farmer...Tabor City, NC...Farmer is one of the top remaining prospects on NC State’s board. The Pack appears to be solidly in his top five and should be in line to get an official visit later in the year. Although he grew up a UNC fan, the Heels have yet to offer. The team that may pose the stiffest challenge is Clemson. Former Tennessee assistant Dan Brooks is recruiting him and has clearly made a favorable impression for the Tigers. A decision will likely come much later in the process.
-Evan Wilson...Woodstock, GA...Wilson is a former teammate of 2009 signee Duran Christophe so he’s fairly familiar with the Wolfpack. He was barely a blip on the radar until camp but performed so well that he is now a solid prospect on the Pack’s radar. He will likely need to have a good senior season but State is clearly interested. In the end, whether he gets an offer may boil down simply to available spots.