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NC State Lands Big Man, Tennessee Courts Tobias Harris

ATLANTA - MARCH 12:  Head coach Sidney Lowe of the North Carolina State Wolfpack watches the action against the Maryland Terrapins during day one of the 2009 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament on March 12, 2009 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Marcus ShockleyCorrespondent INovember 19, 2009

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NC State has not been shy about picking up early commitments in the past, and now they’ve landed Joseph Uchebo (C, 6-foot-9, Class of 2012), a player originally from Nigeria and currently playing in North Carolina at Oak Ridge Military Academy.

I don’t have much info on Uchebo, so I will have to drop by Oak Ridge and get some video, but he seems like a big post player that Lowe is probably looking to develop.

Meanwhile, as we mentioned yesterday, Tobias Harris (PF, 6-10, Class of 2010) made a surprise visit to Tennessee.

Here’s a Q&A with Harris .

Vol fans apparently knew he was coming even though it was a surprise, as evidenced by the fact that they had time to paint the side of a giant rock with his name on a jersey.

However, I’d like to point out that since the player in the painting is facing away, they might just change the name on the jersey whenever a recruit visits:

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