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Wright Commits to N.C. State

Friday, June 21, 2013 1:31pm

Remember the guy who famously posted a recruiting letter from N.C. State to his Instagram that said “NC STATE NEEDS=BALLERS YOU=BALLER?”

That letter became the laughingstock of the Internet, especially because . Well what do you know? That prospect – Dexter Wright – actually committed to the Wolfpack. I have no idea whether the recruiting letter played a big role in this recruitment, but I like to think it did.

So what exactly is this baller going to bring to N.C. State?

While unranked by both Rivals.com and Scout.com, Wright has a lot of potential. He’s another in-state guy for the Wolfpack, which is always a good thing. Coming from Wilson (N.C.) Hunt, Wright is a 6-foot-2, 205-pound prospect who will come in as a safety, but there’s a chance he could also play outside linebacker.

One of Wright’s biggest strengths is his speed. After attending a Shrine Bowl combine and posting multiple 40-yard dash times less than 4.4 seconds, he started to receive a lot of looks from schools. North Carolina and N.C. State offered, following his first offer of East Carolina.

But Wright says this was a pretty easy decision for him.

“I really fell in love with them from the start,” Wright told TheWolfpacker.com. “To have the opportunity to go there, I knew it was a great opportunity. At the same time, I wanted to weight my options with the other schools. At the end of the day, State is where I wanted to go.”

And for the record, laughing at that letter will never get old.

Check out highlights of Wright balling out below.