Tuesday, November 16, 2010

JUCO DE commits to N.C. State

Continuing its pattern of turning to transfer students to help on the defensive line, N.C. State has received a commitment from junior college player McKay Frandsen of Snow College in Utah.

Frandsen is 6-foot-3 and 247 pounds and excels as a pass rushing defensive end, according to Snow defensive line coach Derek Campbell. Frandsen, who's from American Fork, Utah, originally signed with Brigham Young.

"He plays hard, plays aggressive and gives you everything he's got," Campbell said.

N.C. State's defensive line currently includes New Mexico Military Junior College transfer Natanu Mageo, Northeastern transfer David Akinniyi and Georgia transfer Michael Lemon. All three are seniors, as is defensive end Audi Augustin, so the Wolfpack will need immediate help at that position next season.

Another transfer from Snow College, Mikel Overgaard, plays offensive tackle for N.C. State, and Campbell said his guidance helped Frandsen.

"He definitely had good things to tell McKay, and I think it made him feel comfortable leaving Utah and going all the way across the country," Campbell said.

Ken Tysiac

7 comments:

Roy from Ranlo said...

Things are so far out nowadays, at first I thought JUCO DE was the kid's name.

Anonymous said...

It's pretty amazing that a team that features one of the best QBs in the ACC for 3 straight years, running a wide open offense and a high-flying defense that a few years ago placed the overall #1 pick in the NFL - can't get top recruits. On top of that the coach is solid and runs a great program with the best facilities around. Funny that kids would rather play for a school on the brink of NCAA sanction-ville.

Anonymous said...

What's amazing are dreamers like the above guy...all that talent and yet nothing to show for it...no major bowls, conference championships or facilities paid for by the alumni...he is right...what a shame!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe all that hate and negativity the NCSU fanbase and alumni has thrown at UNC during their investigation has backfired on them. Prospects read and see the hate streaming from Raleigh and want no part of it.

Anonymous said...

4 straight years baby.....

Anonymous said...

I'd rather have these guys who play smart ball than the beasts that Amato recruited that were so undiciplined they just couldn't keep from hitting a guy 5 yards out of bounds. What good is it if you stop them on 3rd down but get a 15 yard unsportmanlike penalty? And boy howdy did Amato's defense do that OFTEN! O'Brien is taking a bunch of 2-3 stars and winning 9 games with them. Amato couldn't win 6 with a whole squad of NFL linebackers...

Floyd said...

This is good news for N.C. State! Congrats! facebook.com/RECRUITME