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.
2021 forward Ernest Ross just verbally committed to NC State, a source tells @247Sports. Ranks No. 43 overall in the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 27, 2020
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.