Thursday, August 19, 2010

O'Brien impressed with N.C. State's freshmen

N.C. State's 2010 freshman class is making a good first impression on coach Tom O'Brien.

O'Brien has said Robert Crisp of Athens Drive High looks like a potential All-Pro offensive tackle. Anthony Creecy of Southern Durham High and Mustafa Greene of Irmo, S.C., are competing for the No. 3 running back spot.

David Amerson of Greensboro is a candidate for playing time at cornerback.

"The whole freshman class, it's a really good class," O'Brien said. "There's a lot of good football players in the class, and that's the thing that stands out the most."

O'Brien was responding to a question about Dontae Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound safety whose physical ability impresses the N.C. State coaching staff.

"I don't know how much or if he's going to make it this year," O'Brien said, "but he's certainly going to be a heck of a player down the road."

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

I'd love to see a coach come along and say, "You know, I can't figure out what I was thinking on the recruiting trail the last couple years. We have nice kids, but they can't play. We'll be lucky to win 4 games this year."

Anonymous said...

You'd be surprised J... Obrien says things like that all the time if that is what he is seeing.

Anonymous said...

Of course, these evaluations are in comparison to the kids that he already has.