Euwell: 'I'm Still Firm'

Linwan Euwell

It has been a busy summer for Linwan Euwell. After committing to NC State this spring, the Pinetops (NC) Southwest Edgecombe star has earned a couple of more scholarship offers along the way, impressing college coaches with his camp performances and junior highlight film.

It has been a busy summer for Linwan Euwell. After committing to NC State this spring, the Pinetops (NC) Southwest Edgecombe star has earned a couple of more scholarship offers along the way, impressing college coaches with his camp performances and junior highlight film.

He originally committed to the Wolfpack over an offer from East Carolina, but he has since added a tender from South Carolina and was offered by North Carolina following a two-day camp this past weekend.

"The camp went good," Euwell said. "[North] Carolina offered me a scholarship. The coaches were nice. They said I have the talent to come in and help them, and they think I can contribute to their team.

"I went off at their camp. I was [measured at] 6'2 and 214 pounds, and I ran a 4.51 and had a 37 inch vertical. I did real good in the one-on-one drills against the offensive linemen they had there. The one that impressed me was an offensive lineman from Hertford County. I think he was a sophomore... he was probably the best."

Euwell stated that the Wolfpack coaches already knew of his plan to attend the North Carolina camp, and they gave him a word of advice prior to visiting Chapel Hill.

"I had already made plans to go to the camp before I committed to NC State... I had already paid my money," he said. "So I went up there with two of my teammates, Sam Battle and Michael Webb.

"The State coaches just told me to go up there and don't get caught up in all the hype."

After adding an offer from North Carolina, is Euwell still a firm commitment to NC State?

"I'm still committed to NC State," he said. "Their defense attracted me to them... I'm still firm right now."

"Most schools are recruiting me to play defensive end. Those are the only two schools that I really had an interest in, but I'm committed to NC State.

"I don't have any plans to take anymore visits."

Hailing from Pinetops (NC) Southwest Edgecombe High School, coaches and high school football fans from the eastern part of the state know all about Euwell. As a junior, he tallied 98 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, and 12 sacks, earning all-conference and all-state honors. He was also named regional Defensive Player of the Year by the Rocky Mount Telegram and Wilson Daily News.

Euwell, who has been as timed as fast 4.51 in the 40-yard dash and 10.9 in the 100 meters, played both outside linebacker and defensive end as a junior.

Pack Pride Scouting Report: "Just when you thought the class of 2007 in North Carolina couldn't get any deeper, along comes another standout defensive end from Southwest Edgecombe High School. Linwan Euwell has already committed to NC State and falls into the mold of Wolfpack players like Willie Young and Manny Lawson before him. At 6-2, 210 pounds currently, Euwell is somewhat undersized but has the long arms and frame that the Pack coaches seem to routinely target in their defensive ends. From his DE spot, the goal is simple for Euwell. He pins his ears back and brings it. The rising senior has tremendous speed off the edge but does a solid job of not over-committing on a play which keeps him in position to make the tackle without getting beat. Euwell tends to tackle a little high but that can be corrected with coaching. As he fills out and matures, Euwell will likely become a major contributor on the Wolfpack defense." -- Pack Pride Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams


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