January 28, 2007

Cole commits to NC State

Audie Cole, an athlete from Monroe (Mich.) High has committed to NC State. He picked the Pack over Cincinnati after backing out of a verbal commitment to Central Michigan.

"One thing about NC State is they're different," Cole said. "Being up here and living in Michigan my whole life, I wanted to try something different."

Cole said that Jim Bridge, the tights end coach who recruited him, was "fired up" when Cole told him of his decision after returning from his weekend official visit.

"He was energetic," Cole said. "He was very loud."

Cole was recruited by the Pack to play linebacker, and he told The Wolfpacker that he had a chance to meet with the new linebackers coach Andy McCollum.

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