NC State beefs up defensive front

6-foot-2, 302-pound defensive tackle Deshaywn Middleton (Winston-Salem, N.C./Parkland) has committed to sign with North Carolina State, according to multiple reports.

His other offers include Appalachian State, Citadel, Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Elon, Hampton, Old Dominion and Wake Forest. Auburn, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Vanderbilt and Virginia showed interest.

Middleton has posted an electronically-timed 5.27 40-yard dash, 5.13 20-yard shuttle, 23.3-inch vertical and 66.84 SPARQ at a Nike Combine.

NC State now has 22 verbals, which constitutes the country's largest 2014 class. The Wolfpack's group of commitments is ranked 26th by ESPN RecruitingNation.