Yesterday, the North Carolina State Wolfpack extended an offer towards 2013 three-star Dwyer defensive end Malik Brown, who has been committed to the Syracuse Orange since mid-December. The USF Bulls and West Virginia Mountaineers are the two other teams that could flip Brown, but he remains committed to the Orange and will likely stay there.
The recent offer from N.C. State shows that Dave Doeren and the Wolfpack can land the talented pass rusher from one of Florida’s top high school programs in Dwyer. Malik Brown is rated by most services as one of the top 50 defensive ends in the country, and he is likely one of the best 150 prospects in the state of Florida.
The Wolfpack have 18 commitments in the 2013 class, but they do not have a single commitment on the defensive line. A pledge from the 6’3″, 215 pound WDE would immediately change things and give the Wolfpack arguably their third-best recruit in this class.
Brown took official visits to USF, Syracuse, and Minnesota during his recruitment as well. However, it appears as if Minnesota is no longer involved in Brown’s recruitment.
N.C. State reportedly arrived at Dwyer to offer Brown, so it looks like Doeren and the staff will be going hard after their first potential DL commit in the class. The three-star Floridian also received offers from Illinois, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Purdue, Northern Illinois (there’s a link there), and Washington State.
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