NC State still aggressively recruiting 3-star DT Drayden Pavey despite not being ranked in the top 3

NC State received a verbal commitment yesterday from 2025 Safety Tristan Teasdell (6’1″/175). I spoke with him to get some thoughts on his commitment.

You received an offer from NC State at the end of March. How did the Wolfpack manage to make such an impact so quickly?

I feel like I fit into the scheme very well. They let their Safeties play freely. They can get down hills and can also be very slim! Another big part was the Coaching Staff. They talk to me almost every day, so we have a great relationship.

Who is your primary recruiter? What is your relationship like with the coaches?

My primary recruiter was Coach DeForest and Coach Aughtry-Lindsay. We have a great relationship.

Doing this early will give you the opportunity to become a recruiter. Are you looking forward to helping build NC State’s 2025 class?

I’m definitely ready to build this 2025 class!


Teasdell chose to join the Wolfpack over offers from Miami, Duke, ECU, Coastal Carolina, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma St., Oregon St., Pitt, TCU, Washington, Notre Dame, USC and others .

After the Wolfpack’s Spring Game, Teasdell told me that NC State was in his Top-5. He will make an official visit on June 7 and 9.

Teasdell plays for Tuscarora High School in Leesburg, Virginia.

NC State tendered Teasdell on March 25.

Teasdell is now NC State’s fourth verbal commitment in the 2025 recruiting class.

Three-star QB Will Wilson
3-star TE Gus Ritchey
Three-star defensive end Colby Cronk
Three-star safety Tristan Teasdell