NC State head coach sticks to the plan 

September, 10, 2012
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Mark Gottfried surprised college basketball aficionados with last season’s trip to the Sweet 16 and subsequent elite recruiting class in his first year at NC State.

On Monday, he didn’t surprise anyone with his recruiting tactic.

On the first school day of every fall open period, Gottfried can be found on the high school campuses of the top underclassmen in his state. At Alabama, Gottfried set up shop to be seen by the likes of Richard Hendrix and Andrew Steele. Last fall, he made sure Kennedy Meeks (Charlotte, N.C./West Charlotte) and Allerik Freeman (Charlotte, N.C./Findlay Prep) saw him on opening day.