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NC State Graduate Senior Left Tackle Joe Thuney was named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week after his performance against South Alabama.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN – Joe Thuney, NC State, Sr.-r, OT, 6-5, 295, Centerville, Ohio
Thuney helped pave the way for the Wolfpack to gain 586 total yards, including 330 rushing yards, in Saturday night’s 63-13 road win at South Alabama. Thuney earned a team-high grade of 92 percent while participating on 47 offensive snaps and did not miss an assignment or allow a sack. (TheACC)

Thuney has been a captain in 2 of NC State’s 4 games, and is a member of Leadership Council.  He was named to Phil Steele’s Preseason 2nd Team All-ACC.

Matthew is Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He writes for all sports, with a focus on football and recruiting, and is in charge of business strategy. He is an NC State alum who majored in business. Matthew is also the lead pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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Earl
13 years ago

Some people just do not live in the real world. I don’t think there is a program in the country that doesn’t want a roster full of 5 stars. Reality is that those kind of players are few and the programs recruiting them are many. If this were 1983, I would agree that yes State should have no fewer than 1-2 Five star recruits each season. However, this is 2010 and we are a program that is rebuilding. We just had one of the biggest recruiting hauls in 15 years and I won’t hear any BS criticisms about Sid’s recruiting.… Read more »

Dof
Dof
13 years ago

What I think we can count on with this kid is a great attitude and a great work ethic, to fit the mold of what Sid is building. Stars don’t tell you anything about that at all. Just because SId wasn’t able to pick up a lot of this type of kid the first couple of years he ever recruiting is a pretty thin argument to extrapolate on this kid. There is a little video available that I’ve seen, and if he can move an shoot like that at his height, I think he’s almost certain to be capable of… Read more »

Sbas2
Sbas2
13 years ago

i may not know basketball, but this is what i do know. Duke’s 2011 class consist of the Austin Rivers, no. 1, 5 star, grade 98; Quinn Cook, 4 star, grade 96; Michael Ebinige, 4 star, grade 96 and Marshall Plumlee, 4 star, grade 95. UNC’s 2011 class consist of James McAdoo, number 5 in his class, 5 star, grade 98; P.J. Hariston, number 12 in his class, 5 star, grade 97; and Jackson Simmons, 3 star, grade 89. State’s 2011 class so far consist of Joseph Uchebo, number 79 in his class, 4 star, grade 93 and Tyler Harris,… Read more »

Tann84
Tann84
13 years ago
Reply to  Sbas2

First of all, Javi should be a real good asset in his senior year, I’ll put money that he will start the season ahead of harrow, who is a 5 star recruit. We all want State to get the best players. But you have to understand how this star thing works. Even if you look at what you have provided. Harris has a grade of 91, right? That is a border-line four star rating, 2 points away from being a four star player; Are you really complaining over 2 points? And they have him classified as a PF, I wonder… Read more »

Sbas2
Sbas2
13 years ago

some are stating that i am a hater and not a fan of State. I have continuously given to the WolfPack Club for too many years to mention. i give to the school of engineering. i attend men’s basketball games, i attend women’s basketball games. i attend softball and baseball games. i attended the ACC tournament for women’s basketball and baseball last year. don’t do football-hunting season. i watch every state game in anything that is on t.v. that i can and watch till the end good or bad. i have subscribed to those internet services which allow one to… Read more »

Tann84
Tann84
13 years ago
Reply to  Sbas2

Sbas2, You may be dedicated but you aren’t really educated in basketball. Perfect example, Stephan Curry, who carried a davidson team, inspired Duke to pick up his little brother, and is starting for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA – was a 3 star recruit when he signed. You never know what these guys really can do, the star system is fluid. Guys change all the time, Tyler was a 4 star player then moved to a 3 star player. Why because they classify him as a PF. He isn’t big enough to play the 4 so he would… Read more »

truthbknownreturns
truthbknownreturns
13 years ago
Reply to  Sbas2

SBAS2, when you state that Harrow was a 5-star recruit when he signed, you reveal your ignorance. Harrow signed the first day the he COULD sign. He would have signed three years ago if he COULD have. He wasn’t anywhere close to 5-stars when he verbally committed. Besides, this kid has not signed with State yet, either. By the time he does, he may be a 4- or 5-star player. Don’t knock him yet. Sid has an eye for talent. And once in a while, you take a chance on a kid because you think he has potential that no… Read more »

Loserkid32
Loserkid32
13 years ago

Lay off of Sbas guys… you know he is right. When has a three star ever been good? Just ask guys like
Jordan crawford
Jacob pullen
DJ Kennedy
Landry Fields
Ekpe Udoh
AJ Abrams
KC Rivers
Curtis Jerrels
Dante Cunningham
Sundiata Gaines
Courtney Lee
Chris Lofton
Steph Curry
and many others and they will tell you that three stars aren’t even worth recruiting.

wolfpack7483
wolfpack7483
13 years ago

Yo, Sbas2. UCONN was trying ot get this guy. Way to be optimistic about the program. Up until a few days ago this guy was an espn top 100. Thank you for choosing the pack if you read this, Harris. Sbas2 is a poor representative for the pack. Your skills on the wing, transition play, and in the paint are going to be huge for the pack for how ever many years we are lucky enough to have you. Tyler, you’re the man! GO PACK!!!! p.s. I can’t wait to go crazy everytime you knock down a 3, especially against… Read more »

Dof
Dof
13 years ago

I didn’t know Sid’s been on this kid for a couple of years. That means something. Sid has not yet missed on a kid that he’s watched for that long. Stars or not. (Harrow and Brown didn’t even have 4 stars when Sid was working them) It is amazing that just about 5 years ago, Sid had never set foot in a high school gym to recruit a kid, now he’s competing and winning against guys that have been doing this for 20 or more years. I’d say watch out for even more progress on that front. Only a fool… Read more »

Earl
13 years ago

There’s nothing worse than haters. Go talk to a therapist about why you are so unhappy and deal with the real problem. My opinion is that it’s hard to rate a player who has gone from 6’3″ to 6’8″ in a short span because there is confusion about what position the kid plays. If the kid can shoot the ball and play defense then I don’t care what number of stars they give him. Let him play half as well as Tayshaun Prince and I’ll truly be happy.

packalum78
packalum78
13 years ago

Sbas,

You sure do get around, you’ve made the exact same comment on multiple message boards, I’m not sure what you are trying to accomplish or who you are a fan of but I hope you chill out. This is a good pick up for the Pack and much needed depth, us Pack fans are pleased! 😉

Rvdbbw
Rvdbbw
13 years ago

just like he’s a 3 star now, like Pack4Life said, up until a few days ago he was a 4 and listed in the ESPN 100. Small general fact. he was also listed as a SG a few days ago as well. His skill set is fantastic and team him with any other long long athlete at any postition then NC State is forcing turnovers and changing shots at an unheralded clip.

Welcome to the Pack Mr. Harris

Sbas2
Sbas2
13 years ago

Wow! another three star recruit in the mold of Horner, Mays, Degand, Gonzalez and C.J. Williams. yes he has potential, but not so much that programs such as Uconn, UNC, and Duke were beating down his door. we discussed this last season-State cannot compete with UNC and Duke by signing three star players while those schools sign five star players. some write that three star recruits stay around four years and make up the backbone of the team. yes, and that is why UNC and Duke fill there rosters with them. 🙂 i admitt that sometimes the analyst are wrong… Read more »

pack4life
pack4life
13 years ago
Reply to  Sbas2

Hi Sbas2,

I see you are making the rounds, with the same message. True Tyler is only a 3 start player at the moment (things can change), but he has more upside then any of the players you named. ESPNU rankings had him as a four star player up until a few days ago, so rankings do change. So please, lets wait until this young man gets here and play one min, before you start complaining.

thanks

Ag Anthony
Ag Anthony
13 years ago
Reply to  pack4life

Amen to that pack4life! This is a joyous occasion.

meluvmesumpak
meluvmesumpak
13 years ago
Reply to  Sbas2

your last sentence should give you reason not to complain just yet. Sid has shown an eye for talent. A 6’8 guy that can shoot and guard three positions can be an asset. I bet once the analyst settle on him being a 3 he’ll end up 4 star across the board. Wasn’t Harrow a 3 star after his junior year?

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