April 11, 2006

Another verbal commitment in football

N.C. State picked up their second verbal commitment in as many days when Chris Culliver, a 6-foot-1, 185 pound defensive back from Garner, N.C., High pledged Tuesday.

Culliver received an offer from N.C. State last Thursday and that was exactly what he wanted.

"I was really impressed with what they showed me, that facilities and everything," Culliver said. "I've liked them the whole time. Their whole program is nice. I like the way they break down their safeties and corners individually and work with them."

Culliver ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash at the All-American combine in March. He recently bettered that mark.

"I know I can be a safety, that is what I would prefer to play," Culliver said. "I have the speed to be a corner as well. I ran a 4.33 at my school last week."

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