Found February 06, 2013 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
RALEIGH, NC -- Dave Doeren didn't have the luxury of showing recruits video of his North Carolina State Wolfpack in action hoping to woo them to his program. Having taken over the program in early December after Tom O'Brien was fired following a 7-6 season, Doeren faced an uphill climb that, at least on the recruiting front, ended Wednesday afternoon with the signing of his first class at the ACC school. There isn't anything earth-shattering about Doeren's first group, but there are positives within the 25-member class. "I think we made a lot of strides," said Doeren, who led Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl this past season, though he left the team before it lost to Florida State on Jan. 1. "And it really started with me going to bowl practice and trying to assess what our class needed to fit our systems that we want to run. Not that all of them are going to be able to play right away but some of them will." Doeren believes they filled ...
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