NCF On The Trail: North Carolina State football

NC State beefs up defensive front

July, 1, 2013
6-foot-2, 302-pound defensive tackle Deshaywn Middleton (Winston-Salem, N.C./Parkland) has committed to sign with North Carolina State, according to multiple reports.

His other offers include Appalachian State, Citadel, Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Elon, Hampton, Old Dominion and Wake Forest. Auburn, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Vanderbilt and Virginia showed interest.

Middleton has posted an electronically-timed 5.27 40-yard dash, 5.13 20-yard shuttle, 23.3-inch vertical and 66.84 SPARQ at a Nike Combine.

NC State now has 22 verbals, which constitutes the country's largest 2014 class. The Wolfpack's group of commitments is ranked 26th by ESPN RecruitingNation.

Marcelias Sutton commits to NC State

June, 26, 2013
2014 running back Marcelias Sutton (Warsaw, N.C./Kenan) is set to play in-state for the Wolfpack, reports.

Charlotte, East Carolina, North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central also extended scholarship offers to the 5-foot-8, 171-pound prospect.

Sutton rushed for 1,804 yards and 26 touchdowns during his junior campaign.

This spring, he recorded an electronically-timed 4.76 40-yard dash, 4.31 20-yard shuttle, 40.8-inch vertical, 33-foot power throw and 94.56 SPARQ at a Nike event.

NC State has 22 commitments.