While preparing for its Aug. 28 football season-opener at South Carolina, N.C. State is establishing a recruiting presence in its border state to the south.
On Monday, wide receiver Quinton Payton of T.L. Hanna High in Anderson, S.C., became the second South Carolina player to commit to the Wolfpack in two weeks. Hanna coach Kenya Fouch said Payton is an excellent student and also considered Wake Forest and Duke.
Payton is 6 feet 3 and 195 pounds with good speed and good hands, Fouch said.
"He's pretty much got it all," Fouch said.
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As a junior, Payton caught 51 passes for 822 yards and nine touchdowns, according to the Anderson Independent-Mail.
He joins Gaffney offensive lineman Denzelle Good, who chose N.C. State in late July, as commitments from South Carolina.