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January 2017

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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JANUARY 2017 ■ 15 TRACKING THE PACK Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal School tight end Adam Boselli, who committed to the Wolfpack Oct. 30 during his official visit, has gotten to know NC State well. He camped over the summer. His famous father, former NFL star left tackle Tony Boselli, played a year with NCSU offensive line coach Dwayne Ledford in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars. And his older brother, Andrew Boselli, is a freshman offensive lineman at Florida State. A week after his official visit and decision, the younger Boselli watched in person his future school nearly upset his brother's team in Raleigh before losing on a late fourth quarter touchdown in a 24-20 defeat. That game confirmed to Boselli why he picked NC State. "They are definitely super close to winning," Boselli said. "I feel like I could add to that and maybe help get them to that winning program. "I've been very impressed with how close they are, and I love Coach [Dave] Doeren's mindset. Everything he said after the [FSU] game, I loved it." There were other reasons for why Boselli picked NC State. He said that he was particularly drawn to Centennial Campus and called the football facilities "amazing." The choice essentially came down to NC State, Duke and South Florida, all of which offered. Getting the decision behind him was perhaps the best part of committing, he noted. "It is so relieving," Boselli said. "There was so much pressure on where I am going to go and what I am going to do. My older brother figured it out midway through his junior year, and it took longer before I found out what I was doing." He noted that his father "didn't really step in too often" after his recruitment got jumpstarted. This fall, Boselli had 736 receiving yards and seven touchdown receptions. He helped Episcopal go 8-2 before losing in the first round of the state playoffs. "I felt like I had a really strong season," he said. "We had too many seniors on the team to go so soon, but I definitely felt like I contributed well to my team's success. In that aspect, it went really well." At a shade taller than 6-4, Boselli estimated that he is currently between 215 and 220 pounds. He is more known for his receiving and playmaking skills at this point but hopes to be an all-around tight end for the Pack. "They talked about me being about to split out a little bit as well as blocking," Boselli said. "They use their tight ends a bunch of dif- ferent ways. Some formations they have one split out and receiving, and then some blocking." Boselli gave NC State 17 verbal commitments in the 2017 class. — Matt Carter Tight End Verbally Commits To NC State ■ 2017 Football Commitments Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School) Deslin Alexandre DE 6-5 235 Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Deerfield Beach) Adam Boselli TE 6-4 215 Jacksonville, Fla. (Episcopal) Erin Collins RB 6-0 190 Seffner, Fla. (Armwood) Damien Darden TE 6-4 245 Pikeville, N.C. (C.B. Aycock) Emeka Emezie WR 6-3 200 Waxhaw, N.C. (Marvin Ridge) Max Fisher WR 6-3 190 Washington, D.C. (Gonzaga) Grant Gibson DT 6-1 300 Charlotte (Mallard Creek) Darius Hodge LB 6-1 250 Wake Forest, N.C. (Wake Forest) Chris Ingram CB 6-0 180 Mooresville, N.C. (Mooresville) Xavier Lyas DE 6-5 200 Plant City, Fla. (Durant) Matt McKay QB 6-4 185 Raleigh (Wakefield) Isaiah Moore LB 6-2 210 Chesterfield, Va. (Lloyd C. Bird) Nakia Robinson RB 5-11 180 Miami (Jackson) Raven Saunders LB 6-1 215 West Palm Beach, Fla. (Dwyer) Nick Smith LB 6-3 215 Orlando, Fla. (Dr. Phillips) Bryson Speas OL 6-4 260 Greensboro, N.C. (Dudley) Antoine Thompson WR 6-1 170 Plant City, Fla. (Plant City) Recent tight end commit Adam Boselli's father Tony was a five-time Pro Bowl selection for the Jacksonville Jaguars. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM Jim Sherrill Leaves Lasting Legacy At NC State Jim Sherrill is ready to start a new chapter in his life after 30 years at NC State. Sherrill, whose last day was Dec. 1, was the full-time video coordinator for NC State athletics from 1994- 2005 and an assistant athletics director from 2006-16. He had been the producer of The Dave Doeren Show, The Mark Gottfried Show and Inside Wolfpack Sports. He has also helped with the transition to the new control room at renovated Reynolds Coliseum. The video staff has produced as many as 135 live streaming events for, which grew when the ACC began its digital network. "It can get a little overwhelming at times," Sherrill said. "[Athletics director Debbie Yow] has been very sup - portive. She understands the value of video and what younger people want to see on our website." Sherrill graduated from NC State in 1985 with a bachelor's of science degree in radio, television and film. He immediately went to work for the College of Engineering, which was the start of his 30-year journey with his alma mater. Sherrill plans to take six months off, and then open a Raleigh office for CIC Technologies, which is a struc - tured cabling company that is expanding into A/V production for commercial construction. Sherrill anticipates it will be less stress and fewer hours than his current job. "It certainly won't be the volume of work," Sherrill said. "My wife jokes that it will be like a part-time job, with no weekend work or no night work. "After 30 years of working about 32 weekends a year, I'm looking forward to that kind of world." Sherrill began working as NC State's video coordinator in 1994. PHOTO COURTESY NC STATE MEDIA RELATIONS

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