The future of N.C. State's struggling defensive backfield became a bit brighter with the commitment of safety David Amerson of Dudley High in Greensboro.
Amerson, who's 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, chose N.C. State over Notre Dame according to Dudley coach Steven Davis. He intercepted nine passes last season as a junior, but Davis did not have updated statistics for 2009.
Davis said Amerson will play free safety in college. The Charlotte Observer ranks Amerson as the 13th-best player in the Class of 2010 in North Carolina.
"He's a very intelligent player," Davis said. "He's got the athletic ability to go with it, but he does a good job of anticipating the play before it happens."