While North Carolina's 2009 recruiting class was widely touted nationally and Duke was rightly applauded for making strides under coach David Cutcliffe, keep your eyes on N.C. State.
The Wolfpack recently grabbed possibly the state's best lineman right out from under the Tar Heels--Chapel Hill OT Robert Crisp attends Chapel Hill High but committed to Tom O'Brien's Pack. Crisp is huge (6-7, 300 pounds) and remarkably polished for a prep junior, and should have an impact on NCSU's offensive line when he arrives in Raleigh.
Crisp joins Chapel Hill High teammate Pete Singer, a safety, as an NCSU commitment.
The Wolfpack finished last year's regular season with four straight wins, and that train appears ready to keep rolling.--Stan Olson