Tony Creecy says No to Tennessee, Ole Miss and LSU: Headed to N.C. State

Posted by Andy Durham on June 23, 2009 at 9:58 am under College, High School | 2 Comments to Read

from Tim Stevens News and Observer in Raleigh, To read more about this blog go HERE

Tony Creecy had college football offers from all over the country, but on Sunday he decided to stay close to home and committed to N.C. State.

The Southern Durham High wide receiver (6 feet, 210 pounds) had visited Mississippi, Tennessee and LSU, and had more than two dozen offers, but he decided he didn’t need to travel far for his college experience.

“Distance was a factor,” Southern Durham coach Adrian Jones said. “But he loved N.C. State. It was the first school to offer him, and he admires what Coach [Tom] O’Brien has done. Coach O’Brien won at Boston College, and he is building the foundation at State.”

Jones said Creecy liked Ole Miss and strongly considered LSU and Wake Forest.

Creecy runs 40 yards in 4.52 seconds. He caught 51 passes for 863 yards during Southern Durham’s 9-4 season in 2008.

“I think he is going to have an outstanding college career,” Jones said. “State gets the ball to its wide receivers and he can catch it.

“He has great size, tremendous hands and is an incredible athlete. He is just a rare combination of physical tools, speed and athleticism.”

Creecy is ranked among the top 10 football prospects in North Carolina by scout.com.

The Wolfpack earlier got a commitment from Chapel Hill lineman Rob Crisp (6-8, 290), who is ranked among the top five players in the state.


  • Don said,

    Creecy didn’t have a good showing at Tennessee camp last week and Vols didn’t formally offer. He could not get any seperation from DB’s from Fl. I think he will make NCSU a good player though. O’Brien is a great coach and will utilize him to the fullest. This has been a done deal for months now, Creecy was almost 95 % sure where he was going when Crisp and his adoptive brother committed to NCSU. Look for the Moore to be next to the Wolfpack.

  • kirk said,

    Don is dead on. While Creecy had many offers, not sure Tenn. was one of them. Came down to State, WF and Duke. I think Moore or HOPEFULLY Amerson will be the next to the Pack.