National Signing Day 2011: WR Hakeem Flowers Commits For Coach O' Brien

Mike Pendleton@MP2310Correspondent IJanuary 24, 2011

The final list came down to five schools: Oregon, UCLA, Michigan, Michigan State and North Carolina State; those were the final five schools that the No. 6 WR recruit in the nation, Hakeem Flowers, ( narrowed his choices down. 

On Sunday, in front of friends, family, coaches and others at his high school, Flowers announced that he would be taking his talents to North Carolina State.

In an exclusive interview with Flowers, he said he made up his mind on Saturday and included that on his trip to NC State, everything was a great experience.

As far as the entire recruiting process went for Flowers, he said, "It was a very crazy time, plenty of schools came around but I needed to stay humble and remain focused on my mission to find the best possible destination for myself and my family."

While rumors were spread that Flowers was going to the University of Michigan, and Flowers brought up those rumors and said, "It was a silent commitment but after going over it more, there was just some things I didn't like and I turned my mind towards NC State."

When it comes to NC State themselves, Flowers tells the fans to expect "a hard worker, a star player and someone who will fight for their position to bring the best possible talents to the Wolfpack."

Flowers was ranked by Rivals as a three-star recruit, but his potential definitely hits five stars.

One comment to be realized by Flowers was saying that NC State "recruited myself very hard, and they are definitely an up-and-coming program."

When it comes to ACC opponents and playing at the collegiate level, Flowers ended the interview saying, "It's going to be fun and very competitive, I can't wait."

One thing is for sure: Flowers is happy to be at NC State, the football program is excited to have him and the Wolfpack will soon be howling, loud and clear.