Eddie Gordon, a 6-foot-2, 315-pound offensive guard, announced Tuesday that he will accept a football scholarship to N.C. State.
Gordon made his commitment on his 17th birthday.
"I knew I wanted to go to N.C. State and I decided to announce on my birthday," he said.
Boiling Springs (S.C.) High coach Bruce Clark said Gordon had made himself into an outstanding prospect.
"He is an exceptional blocker," Clark said. "He has tremendous feet, changes direction well and is excellent blocking downfield. He has great movement as a pass blocker."
Clark said Gordon was a year younger than many of his classmates.
"Eddie is going to continue to get better," Clark said. "He is still growing and maturing. If he had two more years of high school instead of just one, he'd be a monster."
Gordon also had offers from East Carolina and Furman.
"N.C. State was the first school to show interest in me. It invited me to its camp after my freshman year," Gordon said. "And State was the first school to offer me a scholarship, too.
"After I visited there, I really liked Coach [Tom] O'Brien and his staff, the players and the players that are coming in. The facilities are fantastic and I really like the school. I knew it was the place for me."
-- Tim Stevens