Video Blast: Noel, Frandsen and Burriss


Posted Feb 3, 2011


NC State athletics released film of each Wolfpack signee as their letters of intent came in and Pack Pride didn't have footage of three signees. Here are highlights of NC State signees Rodman Noel, McKay Frandsen, and Tyrrell Burriss.

NC State athletics released film of each Wolfpack signee as their letters of intent came in and Pack Pride didn't have footage of three signees. Here are highlights of NC State signees Rodman Noel, McKay Frandsen, and Tyrrell Burriss.

Rodman Noel, a 6-foot-3, 206-pound defensive back, recorded 41 tackles, seven pass breakups and blocked two field goals in 2010 at Milford (NY) Academy.

Noel also picked off four passes, returning one for a score.

He originally signed with Maryland in 2010 but failed to qualify academically. He had a breakout season at Milford, a prep school, and opened up his commitment after Maryland's coaching change.

NC State hosted Noel on a visit in mid-January and he committed to the Wolfpack. His older brother, Jim, is a starting defensive back for Boston College.

DB Rodman Noel Video Highlights: Watch Video

McKay Frandsen, a 6-foot-3, 255-pound defensive end, is NC State's long mid-year signee. The junior college star transferred in from Snow College in Utah after a 2010 season in which he was named a first-team junior college All-American.

As a sophomore he totaled 53 tackles, nine tackles for a loss, a sack, and a forced fumble. He helped lead Snow College to a 10-2 record and a victory over No. 6 Western Iowa in the Top of the Mountain Bowl.

Frandsen played in 11 games as a freshman in 2009, recording 42 total tackles, including 12 solos, 15 tackles for loss and eight sacks.

A two-time All-State selection out of high school, Frandsen, who played linebacker, notched 370 tackles, 25 sacks, and 10 touchdowns during his prep career.

A terrific student, he graduated from Snow College with a 3.9 GPA.

DE McKay Frandsen Video Highlights: Watch Video

Tyrrell Burriss, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound cornerback, might be the biggest sleeper in NC State's recruiting class.

He visited the Wolfpack on the last official weekend of the recruiting season and signed with the Wolfpack on signing day.

A second-team all-area selection, Burriss notched 70 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and four pass breakups as a senior.

"He was a kid that we knew about, but we were waiting on some academics to come through," NC State head coach Tom O'Brien said of Burriss on signing day. "I think that was the thing we had to see first. As they came through, the test scores and everything else, he became a viable player because athletically he's good enough to play on our level and on our football team.

"Once he became qualified he became a priority target for us. He's talented. We know he was in some camps down there and we talked to some people who talked about his ability to change direction… he has some explosiveness. Those are all things that are important to play corner at this level."

CB Tyrrell Burriss Video Highlights: Watch Video



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