Tuesday, December 16, 2008

N.C. State gets commitment from TE/DE

N.C. State has received a football commitment from A.J. Ferguson, a 6- foot-2, 250-pound tight end/defensive end from South Brunswick High in Southport.

He picked the Wolfpack over Appalachian State and Coastal Carolina (offers), and was receiving interest from Virginia Tech and North Carolina, according to South Brunswick coach Gordon Walters.

A four-year starter, Ferguson's 10 receptions on offense included four touchdowns. He also scored three touchdowns on defense.

"He was under the radar when the season began," Walters said. "He never came off the field and had a great senior season.”

Ferguson helped South Brunswick to a best-ever 10-3 mark as a senior.

An all-around athlete, he also ran track (100- and 200-meters) and plays basketball. The Wolfpack's 21st commitment, he's expected to play defensive end.

--Stan Olson