Dec. 15, 2010

RALEIGH, N.C. ? NC State wrestling's fall recruiting class has drawn national notice, ranking 11th in WIN magazine's national rankings of fall signing classes. The ranking by WIN was based on four of the Wolfpack's five signees. NHSCA national champion Josh DaSilveira was not among the NC State signees noted by WIN's on-line rankings.

The centerpiece of the Wolfpack's recruiting class is 171-pounder Chris Phillips of Monroeville, Ohio, a three-time state champion and the No. 3 overall signee in the class of 2011, regardless of weight class. Phillips carries a 133-1 overall record into his senior year, but he is hardly a one-man class. NC State also signed:

? Josh DaSilveira, the 2010 high school junior national champion from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

? Henry Carlson, a three-time All-American, two-time high school national finalist, and 2008 national champion who will wrestle at Cox High School in Virginia Beach, Va., as a senior in 2010-11

? Harrison Honeycutt, a two-time North Carolina state champion who brings a two-year, 104-match winning streak into his senior season at Lake Norman High School

? Coltin Fought, a three-time state qualifier and the 2010 state runner-up at 125 pounds in the wrestling-rich state of Pennsylvania