NC State landed two commitments this evening. One was from a safety and the other was his teammate, one of the nation's top prospects, a Rivals100 offensive lineman.
"Right now, I feel overwhelmed and happy that process has come to an end," Chapel Hill, N.C. offensive tackle Robert Crisp said. "Words can't describe committing to NC State.
"I committed maybe 30 minutes ago. I went to practice this afternoon. I called Coach O'Brien and committed. Coach O'Brien doesn't show much emotion, but you could tell he was happy about me and Pete (Singer)."
What was it about the Wolfpack that made the No. 29 prospect select them?
"I went over there today and to be honest, they showed me the same respect that they always do," he said. "It seems like a family and they want you to be there. Some schools show attention one month and then the next you don't hear from them. The Pack was always on my case. They have a love between the players and coaches."
Clearly the coaches were a big factor in Crisp's decision.
"Coach Horton is an amazing offensive line coach," he said. "He is sending players into the NFL every year. We already have a bond and it's like he's part of the family already. Coach O'Brien knows the offensive line too."
Did any other factors play into the 6-foot-7, 299-pounder's selection?
"Academics was one of them too," he said. "That's a plus at NC State. I haven't decided what I want to major in. I think maybe business if the whole NFL thing doesn't work out, but I want to eventually mentor kids.
"One other thing that helped was going to school with Pete. I told every school that was a big factor. I wanted to be with my brother and now I have the opportunity to take advantage of it."
Crisp and Singer may get to NC State even earlier.
"We are thinking about graduating in January," he said. "That came up over dinner the other night. We haven't officially decided on that yet."
Crisp picked State over approximately 35 other offers.