NC State adds to interesting 2021 class, 4-star PF Ernest Ross commits

NC State just landed the second commitment to its 2021 recruiting cycle: Ernest Ross, one of the top forwards in the class. The 6-foot-9 Ross is a 4-star power forward; he ranks as the No. 38 overall prospect for 2021, per 247 Sports.

A native of Florida, Ross committed to NC State on Sunday night — picking the Pack over Florida, LSU, Xavier, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State and Ole Miss.

Ross adds length, athleticism and upside to NC State’s 2021 class, which also includes in-state 4-star guard Terquavion Smith, another top-100 prospect.

Assembling another strong class in 2021 would be a boon for Kevin Keatts. NC State’s five-man 2020 class ranks top 10 nationally. (Although NC State is waiting to see what happens with 4-star forward Josh Hall, who plans to test 2020 NBA Draft waters.) Stacking up back-to-back strong classes would be a positive indicator going forward for Keatts and the Wolfpack.


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