Four-star quarterback Aaron McLaughlin, who decommitted from Auburn back in February, has committed to NC State.
The 6-foot-5, 225-pound prospect from Denmark High School in Alpharetta, Ga., was a priority target for coach Dave Doeren and his new offensive coordinator Tim Beck. His commitment is a major recruiting victory for the Wolfpack.
McLaughlin originally considered State before making his original commitment to Auburn, taking an official visit last June. He then returned a few weeks later to participate in Doeren’s final summer camp, where he developed a relationship with fellow four-star receiver Porter Rooks — who has already signed with the Wolfpack.
The strong-armed pro style passer completed just over 60 percent of his passes for 2,018 yards with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions as a junior last season. He also rushed for 284 yards and nine touchdowns. He is considered a top 15 pro-style quarterback nationally in the Class of 2021.
Besides the Wolfpack, ACC rivals Miami and Louisville were also considered frontrunners for McLaughlin’s services.