NC State looking to capitalize on key recruiting weekend

NC State got some good news this week on the recruiting trail when a former commitment reversed course and rejoined the class.

Receiver Emeka Emezie from Waxhaw (N.C.) Marvin Ridge High confirmed to The Wolfpacker on Monday evening that he had rejoined NC State’s recruiting class. He was not out of it for long.

In fact, it was two weeks exactly.

Emezie announced on Twitter on Sept. 19 that he was opening up his recruitment. After recommitting, the 6-3, 190-pounder swelled NCSU’s commitment list to 15. Emezie is the third Shrine Bowl invitee in the group, joining linebacker Darius Hodge from Wake Forest (N.C.) High and cornerback Chris Ingram from Mooresville (N.C.) High.

Emezie has 35 receptions for 457 yards and six touchdowns through six games this year, and he is listed as the No. 83 receiver in the 2017 class by He also had offers from Boston College, Kentucky, Miami, Wake Forest and West Virginia, among others, before picking NC State the first time in June.

The Pack is hoping that weather cooperates and allows it to have a full house of recruits for Saturday’s game against Notre Dame. Head coach Dave Doeren, in a letter to NC State fans, noted that over 100 top recruits would be in attendance.

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