The Wolfpacker

May 2012

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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■ FOOTBALL RECRUITING The Pack was also a stop on defen- sive tackle Maurice Hurst's tour. The 6-2, 285-pounder from Xaverian Brothers High in Westwood, Mass., is listed as a three-star recruit and the No. 24 defensive tackle in the nation by Hurst also visited Penn State, Virginia, KEEPING WOLFPACK FANS COMFORTABLE FOR 50 YEARS BUCK YOUNG NCSU GRAD, CLASS OF 73 BRADY ASSOCIATE SINCE 1974 CLIMATE SOLUTIONS ENERGY SERVICES ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS Ask us about Ear thWise Sy s tems (800) 849-1915 Greensboro • Raleigh • Fayetteville • Wilmington wolfpacker.indd 1 2/15/2012 9:31:51 AM Duke and UNC between April 13-16. He listed Virginia and UNC as his two favorites trips on the tour. Hurst had 65 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior. One prospect that visited NC State was de- fensive end Lewis Neal from Wilson (N.C.) Hunt High. Neal (6-1, 235 pounds) commit- ted to Ohio State April 23, but then backed out of the pledge. lists Neal as a three-star prospect and the No. 16 weakside defensive end in the country. ■ Linebacker Linebacker Jerod Fernandez from Lake Mary (Fla.) High could be a strong candidate to be the next Wolfpack commitment based on feedback from his visit for NC State's spring game. "I got to look around the campus," Fer- nandez recalled. "It's a very large campus. I talked to Coach O'Brien, the defensive coaches, the linebackers coach [Jon Tenuta] and Coach [Mike] Reed, my recruiting coach. I saw the locker room, weight room — all that is really nice. "I liked the fact that all that stuff is foot- ball only — the training room, all that, they don't have to share that with anybody. It's all football. I like the grass on the practice field; it's better than turf. I really enjoyed myself, I really did." The 6-1, 210-pound Fernandez also has an offer from Temple. He has visited Cen- tral Florida and Duke, and both schools are expected to scout Fernandez during his up- coming spring practices. Fernandez wants to make a decision by the end of May. Fernandez compiled 79 total stops, five • Comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory services for individuals. • Full service Plan management for Profit Sharing/401k plans. • Consulting for Corporate Retirement Plans and Non-profits. PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE WOLFPACK SINCE 1996 PH: (919)782-7619 3948 BROWNING PLACE, SUITE 200 • RALEIGH, NC 27609 TOLL FREE: (800) 948-6761 E-MAIL: GUARDIAN CAPITAL ADVISORS, LLC SECURITIES OFFERED THROUGH TRIAD ADVISORS, MEMBER FINRA/SIPC AND ADVISORY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH GUARDIAN CAPITAL ADVISORS, LLC, A REGISTERED INVESTMENT ADVISER. 70 ■ THE WOLFPACKER tackles for loss, three sacks and two forced fumbles as a junior. He had 83 hits, including six behind the line of scrimmage, his sopho- more season. The Orlando Sentinel has rated Fernandez as the No. 32 recruit in the Central Florida region for the 2013 class. Oren Burks, a 6-4, 200-pounder from South County High in Lorton, Va., also made an unofficial visit in April. Burks, who is rated by as a three-star recruit, has offers from Boston College, Duke, Mary- land, NC State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. NC State was his first offer. Burks helped South County reach the state finals as a junior and was first-team all-con- ference and honorable mention all-region. Cavon Walker from Friendship Collegiate

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