June 9, 2006

NC State gets fifth verbal commitment

Sam Jones, a 6-foot-5, 262 pound lineman from Fuquay-Varina, N.C., High knew deep down for months now that he wanted to go to NC State. On Thursday he made official when he took an unofficial visit to campus.

"I met with Coach Amato, Coach Stroud and Coach Meyers," Jones said. "They were all really excited. Coach Stroud was recruiting me for defensive line, but he said that if something happens I could move to offensive line and play for Coach Meyers."

Jones said that Stroud did not specify if he would play end or tackle on defense. Jones played almost exclusively on the offensive line as a junior, helping his team win the conference title.

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