N.C. State picked up a football commitment on Wednesday from 6-foot-2, 315-pound defensive tackle Thomas Teal of nationally prominent Marlboro County High in Bennettsville, S.C.
Teal called Marlboro coach Dr. Dean Boyd on Wednesday and said he was ready to commit.
"He figured that if State liked him this much and he liked State this much that he ought to go ahead and get it done," Boyd said.
Teal is a two-way player for Marlboro, which finished 10-4 last year and reached the South Carolina state semifinals. The school played four eventual state champions last year.
"He'll play 100 to 125 plays for us," Boyd said. "We use him at right guard on offense and at either nose guard or in a three technique on defense.
"He is a very aggressive football player. He also has good speed for someone his size. He is a great big boy."
Boyd said State was one of the first schools to recruit Teal and said the Pack made it very plain that he was a high priority.
"That was a big factor," Boyd said. "He knew that State wanted him."
Teal also had offers from East Carolina, Duke, Baylor and Illinois.
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