Charles, who finished this past season with 158 tackles, 1 TD, 7 fumble recoveries, 12 forced fumbles, and 3 blocked punts, really enjoyed his visit to Raleigh this past weekend. He was hosted by Pat Thomas. "We hung out and checked out the dorms," he said. "We went to a fraternity party and then to a Super Bowl party. I told them that Tampa would win it, but no one believed me." Charles is being recruited by NCSU recruiting specialist "Doc" Holiday.
"NC State has assembled a pretty good coaching staff," he stated. "Coach Amato is a hands on coach, a pretty good coach. The facilities are very nice as well," he continued. "They have definitely added the most compared to any other school I've visited."
Maurice told me he didn't have a set time table planned for making a decision. He said he will probably decide on signing day.
Maurice is a multisport athlete. He plays football, baseball, track, and wrestles. He went 18-2 on the mat his junior year. He plays third base on the diamond, and throws the discus and shot put. At this past year's NIKE camp, Charles measured in at 6-foot-1 and 234 pounds. He ran a 4.72 there, ran a 4.40 shuttle run, and had a 22 inch vertical jump.