Thursday, December 11, 2008

Florida safety commits to Wolfpack

N.C. State, on a recruiting roll lately, has received it's 20th commitment, landing Brandan Bishop of Boca Raton (Fla.) High. Bishop was recruited to play safety, but he also played wide receiver in high school.

Bishop, who is 6-1, 200 pounds, has 4.5 speed in the 40-yard dash, and is also expected to compete in sprints for the Wolfpack track team.

He said his other finalist was West Virginia.

“It was a combination of a lot of things," Bishop said. "It’s a great university and they have great facilities there. I think the football program is moving in the right direction under Coach (Tom) O’Brien. I felt real comfortable there when I visited.”

As a senior, he had 108 tackles and five interceptions, returning one for a score. He also caught 45 passes for 600 yards and eight touchdowns as his team went 8-3 before losing in the first round of the playoffs.

--Stan Olson