RALEIGH, N.C. — At this point, the red light is going to need a new bulb.
NC State has landed its fourth commit in four straight days with the addition of Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood offensive tackle Sean Hill. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound o-lineman joins wideout Stephen Gosnell, defensive tackle Davin Vann and fellow offensive lineman Patrick Matan.
Hill visited during the month of May and was blown away by his first impression of NC State’s campus.
“I really liked the visit and I really like NC State,” said the 6-foot-3 1/2, 300-pound Hill. “It was my second time being there and I got to take my whole family this time — and they really enjoyed it, too. Like I said, I like NC State and it’s a program I could see myself fitting into, but I’m also pretty wide open. I’m just going to take my time through this process.
“We had a good time and were able to spend time with the coaches. I was also able to see the whole campus and the football facilities. Then we met with the academic counselors, which is big because academics is extremely important to me. My mom also enjoyed talking to the counselors and really liked the visit.
“My favorite part was sitting down with the coaches. We were able to sit down with all of them and get to know them. It was good to bond with them.”
Hill chose the Pack over double-digit offers including Miami, Louisville, Boston College, West Virginia and Rutgers among others. He currently ranks as a three-star offensive guard and No. 69 offensive guard in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Wolfpack ace recruiter Des Kitchings led State’s efforts for Hill and the two have a strong connection.
“I really like him and how he speaks to me,” Hill said following a March visit. “I like how he’s honest with me and that’s something I really value when it comes to the whole recruiting process. He also has a connection with my head coach because he played with his brother at Furman.
“He tells me they really want me. He tells me they want a second Georgia offensive line commit because Ethan Lane from Archer — who lives right up the road from me — already committed. Coach Kitchings hasn’t pressured me and is letting me take my time, but he always lets me know they want me at NC State.”
Hill becomes the 12th commit for the NC State recruiting class overall and the fourth offensive lineman to join the fold for the 2020 class. Though offensive line coach John Garrison has only been the primary recruiter for one of the commits — four-star Austin Blaske — he has contributed to every single player’s recruitment in some way to piece together the talented offensive line class.
The state of Georgia has been extremely important with four players now committed to the Pack with Hill, Blaske, Ethan Lane and Nate McCollum. Grabbing Hill, however, means the Pack is one step closer to building another full offensive front in the trenches for the 2020 class with a ton of talent ready to make an impact over the next several years.