Here's a look at the Pack's new players:
6-4 * 250 * Defensive End * Senior
Rocklin, Calif. * Rocklin HS * Northeastern University
Three-year starter defensive end and linebacker for Coach Rocky Hager at Northeastern University, which announced in November that it was discontinuing its football program * Has one year of eligibility remaining * Recorded 40 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and four sacks in 2009, including two tackles for loss against Boston College * Named to the Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference team in 2007 and 2008 * Played 34 games at Northeastern, recording 141 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and 12 sacks* Lettered in football, basketball and track at Rocklin High School* Earned all-conference honors as a senior* Hails from an athletic family, his sister Dorcas is a heptathlete at Wisconsin, sister Deborah ran track at Stanford (2005-08) and brother Akin was a linebacker at Arizona (2002-06) * Born 6/3/88.
6-3 * 250 * Defensive End * Freshman
Southport, N.C. * South Brunswick HS
Originally signed with the Pack in 2009 and spent last season at Fork Union Military Academy * Named to the USA Football Junior National squad that represented the United State in the first IFAF Junior World Championship in Canton, Ohio, during the summer of 2009 ... A four-year starter at South Brunswick High School for Coach Gordon Walters, he recorded 90 tackles, including 20 for loss, and 10 sacks during his senior season* Scored three touchdowns on defense as a senior* Also played tight end, pulling down 10 receptions and four touchdowns in 2008* Helped lead his team to the third round of the 2AA state playoffs* Named all-conference in 2008 and 2007* Led South Brunswick in sacks for three seasons (2006-08)* Named to the All-Atlantic Region Class of 2009 by Prep Star* Also ran track in the 100 and 200-meter events.
6-6 * 280 * Offensive Line * Junior
Weiser, Idaho * Weiser HS * Snow College
Transfers to NC State from Snow College in Utah, where he started at left tackle for Coach Steve Coburn * Earned all-conference honors in 2009 and posted a 3.8 GPA * Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com* Originally enrolled at Washington State in 2007, where he walked on and red-shirted at tight end * A graduate of Weiser High School, where he earned four letters each in football, basketball and track* An all-state performer as a junior and senior * Earned all-conference and all-state honors in basketball* Captured state championship in discus, setting a school record with a throw of 149-11* Born 9/12/88.
6-3 * 275 * Defensive Tackle * Freshman
Tucker, Ga. * Tucker HS
Originally signed with the Wolfpack in 2009, but spent the past season rehabbing * Named a top-five defensive lineman at the U.S. Army All-American combine, he missed his entire senior campaign (2008) after severely dislocating his ankle on the second play of the season* Played defensive tackle at Tucker High School for Coach Frank Stevens * Tallied 35 tackles, 12 for loss, and three sacks in 14 games as a junior * As a sophomore, made 44 tackles and six sacks * A member of the Atlanta Journal Constitution's "The Georgia 150" ... Honor roll student who was a member of the chess club and worked with Habitat for Humanity.