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PI EXCLUSIVE: 5-Star SF Wendell Moore Talks NC State Official Visit

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5-Star 2019 Small Forward Wendell Moore (6’5”/210) took his 1st Official Visit to NC State this past weekend, and we caught up with him, and he gave us the rundown.

Why did you choose to take your 1st Official Visit to NC State?

“They have been recruiting hard since they first took the job at NC State. When I was talking to them about setting up my Official Visit, they said they wanted to be the first school, so I made them my first visit.”

Overall, how was your experience?

“I had a great time. I just got to experience the life of an NC State basketball player, and it went really well.”

Did you bond with any of the current Wolfpack players?

“I already knew most of the guys, but I was around C.J. Bryce and Torin Dorn the most, and they showed me a good time.”

How was the football game?

“The football game was crazy. I had a chance to go over to the student tailgate, and it was really hype. The students really love their sports.”

What was your favorite part of your visit?

“My favorite part was just seeing how they operate on a day-to-day basis, and hanging out with the guys was really cool too.”

What do you like about NC State?

”I like NC State because you kinda get the best of both worlds. They are a great basketball program, so there’s that side of it, but at the same time they are a really good school academically. You also get to experience what the college life is all about.”

What is Kevin Keatts’ pitch for you to run with the Pack?

“His pitch was just that I would come in and have a chance to make an immediate impact. He explained that I am his number one priority in the class, and that he is trying to build something around me.”

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Moore is the #1 player in the state of North Carolina according to ESPN, and the #18 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class. He included NC State in his Top 5 on May 4th.

NC State originally offered Moore a scholarship before he even stepped foot on the court as a freshman in high school.

He has Official Visits planned for Duke on September 22nd, Wake Forestst on September 29th, and UNC on October 12th.

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5-Star F Josh Hall Sets Official Visit to NC State

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5-Star 2020 Forward Josh Hall (6’9″/190) has scheduled and Official Visit to NC State for the weekend of September 6th, which is the weekend the football team is hosting Western Carolina.

Hall has also scheduled an Official Visit to Louisville the week before.

Currently these are the only two Official Visit’s that Hall has on the books (you get a total of 5).

Hall was originally a member of the 2019 class, but reclassified to 2020.

The Wolfpack offered Hall back on April 3rd.

Rivals and 247Sports both list Hall as a Small Forward, and ESPN lists him as a Power Forward.

Hall plays for Moravian Prep in Hickory, North Carolina. ESPN and 247Sports both rank him as the #3 player in the state of North Carolina in 2020.

Rivals ranks him as the #25 player overall nationally in 2020.

Check out the conversation that I had with Hall shortly after picking up an offer from the Wolfpack.

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PI EXLCUSIVE: Nick Farrar Talks NC State Commitment

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3-Star 2020 Power Forward Nick Farrar verbally committed to NC State on Wednesday, and I caught up with him to get his take on his reasons for choosing to run with the Wolfpack.

Making his college decision on August 7th wasn’t random for Farrar. He coordinated this with Coach Keatts, so he could commit on the anniversary of his mother’s death, who passed away when he was 7 years old.

“I had talked to Coach Keatts about the offer and committing for a while, so it wasn’t really early. It was just something we had planned to do for the day my mother passed.”

Farrar is a local talent (Apex Friendship High School), growing up with the dilemma of which Triangle squad to pull for. At an early age he made the wrong decision, but eventually saw the light.

“I started out with UNC, but it wasn’t long before I fell in love with NC State.”

Wolfpack Head Coach Kevin Keatts has been straight up with Farrar, and he appreciates that.

Coach Keatts is straight up with how he feels about my game, what I’m good at, and what I need to work on. The program is great, and I know a lot of staff and players as well.

Keatts has encouraged Farrar to continue to work on toning his body, and developing his right hand.

Farrar is a stretch 4, which is a body type that thrives in Keatts’ offense.

“I think State works well with undersized 4’s. With good guard skills and post up skills, I would be a good fit in that system, being an inside-out guy.”

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3-Star PF Nick Farrar Commits to NC State

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After receiving an offer from NC State on Monday, it didn’t take 3-Star 2020 Power Forward Nick Farrar (6’7″/230) long to decide to run with the Wolfpack today. Farrar is the 1st commitment of NC State’s 2020 recruiting class.

Farrar plays for Apex Friendship High School right down the road from campus.

He also held offers from Cincinnati, Texas A&M, LSU, Old Dominion, Rhode Island, Rutgers, Houston and others.

He took an unofficial visit to Raleigh back in May, and was dominant in NC State’s Team Camp this summer.

Farrar has been a breakout player on the AAU circuits, playing for Team Loaded, and won the MVP Award at the Josh Level Classic.

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4-Star PG Deivon Smith Schedules Official Visit to NC State

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4-Star 2020 Point Guard Deivon Smith (6’0″/165) recently included NC State in his Top-10 along with Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi State, Miami, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Oregon, Florida State and Ole Miss. He has scheduled an Official Visit to Raleigh on the weekend of August 31st.

Smith plays for Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia.

NC State offered him on July 10th.

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