- Heather Dinich, ESPN Staff Writer
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NC State has announced 23 newcomers to the program for 2012, including four who have been enrolled at NC State since January and a transfer from Colorado State. The class includes six defensive linemen, three linebackers, four defensive backs, four offensive linemen, two wide receivers, one tight end, one running back and two quarterbacks.
"Our staff is very excited about the signing class of 2012," coach Tom O'Brien said in a prepared statement. "We went into this recruiting year with the intention of adding talent at every position, on both sides of the ball. We are at the point now where we are signing to build a team, not rebuild a position, and we are adding quality depth.
"It's a long, tall, very athletic class. Many of these young men were team captains and team leaders, which means they are the type of selfless players who will come in here with a goal of winning a championship. Seven of the signees attended our camp, so we have really had a chance to get to know them and their character."
Eight signees are from North Carolina high schools, six from Georgia and others from South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.
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