College Football Recruiting: North Carolina State Adds LB/S Dexter Wright

By B.L. Lippert
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ACC schools are in the midst of their summer football camps and as a result, picking up commitments from prospects rapidly.  The North Carolina State Wolfpack added their 12th commitment today, picking up a verbal from Hunt High School (N.C.) safety/linebacker Dexter Wright.

Wright has been gaining momentum as a prospect since testing off the charts at the Shrine Bowl combine circuit this year.  According to, Wright measured in at 6-foot-3 205 pounds and ran two 40-yard dashes in under 4.4 (it’s worth noting camp 40s generally yield faster times).  With that size and speed combination, colleges started paying more attention to Wright.  First, East Carolina offered him, and then earlier this month, North Carolina did the same.

He was set to attend a number of camps this summer but decided to verbally commit after attending NC State’s camp today.  He made it official on Twitter, saying, “Officially committed NC State!!!!”

There is still the question of what position Wright will play for the Wolfpack.  He’s played both safety and outside linebacker in high school, but most think his skill set translates best at linebacker at the next level.  He has enough range to play in the back end, but he’s also physical and loves to play downhill, something that would suit him well playing in the box.  There’s no need to rush to a decision, and in all likelihood he will have a redshirt year to figure it out.

New head coach Dave Doeren has gotten off to a nice start in recruiting and has done well with local talent.  Of the 12 commitments they have, 10 are from North Carolina.

B.L. is a sports writer for Rant Sports and can be followed @coachlip on Twitter.

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