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WR Kyrin Priester commits to NC State

10/8/2012

Fresh off of an upset victory over No. 3 FSU, the NC State coaches received some good news on the recruiting trail as ESPN 300 wide receiver Kyrin Priester (Snellville, Ga./Brookwood) made a commitment to the Wolfpack on Saturday.

“I am officially committed to NC State,” Priester said Sunday.

The late-evening upset made a strong impression on Priester while he was in attendance.

“That had a lot to do with it, the way they kept fighting and everything,” Priester said. “The atmosphere was crazy. But the big reason I committed was the coaches -- Coach [Troy] Walters, Coach [Mike] Reed and Coach [Tom] O’Brien.”

The coaching staff seemed to be impressed with the former Georgia commit and have recruited him hard for months.

“Coach O’Brien was happy about it,” Priester said. “He gave me a big hug and said, 'Welcome to the family.' "

Priester transferred to Brookwood High School in the spring, leaving behind some close friends back in Florida. The chance at a partial reunion in college also played a part in his commitment.

“And my best friend Jerod Fernandez (Lake Mary, Fla./Lake Mary) committed there as well so I get to play with him again,” Priester said. “I am not going to take any more visits. I am done.”