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February 1, 2012
Letter of intent No. 13: WR Charlie Hegedus
Marietta, Ga./Lassiter High
6-foot-2, 195 pounds
Measurables: Was clocked at 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash at NC State's summer camp.
Honors/accomplishments: Ranked by Rivals.com as a three-star recruit ... Listed by 247Sports as a three-star prospect, the No. 44 player from Georgia and No. 92 receiver in the country ... Rated a three-star player and No. 153 wide out nationally by Scout.com ... Regarded as two stars, the No. 146 player in Georgia and No. 208 wide receiver in the country by ESPN ... Selected first-team all-state by the Georgia Sports Writers Association as a senior for Class AAAAA ... Played in the Cobb All-Star Senior Bowl and Georgia North-South High School All-Star Game ... Picked as his team's offensive player of the week twice in 2011 ... Named all-county by the Cobb County Touchdown Club as a junior ... Caught a touchdown pass in the AT&T Junior Bowl in Jan. 2011.
Stats: Had 69 receptions for 1,145 yards and 11 touchdowns and ran three times for 30 yards as a senior, helping team to a 10-4 record and first ever trip the state class AAAAA semifinals ... Caught 42 passes for 675 yards and nine scores as a junior.
Off the field: Also runs track, with his personal best time in the 100-meter at 10.98 seconds and the 200-meter at 22.84 seconds ... Does jumps as well, with career-best high jump at 5-4 and long jump at 18-6.5
Quotable: "This is one of those guys that has the look of a possession guy, which is probably what he will be at the next level, yet he has a knack for sneaking behind coverage, and he is more speedy and quick than you might think." - ESPN.
Recruitment: Hegedus quickly earned an offer after a standout performance at NC State's summer camp in June. Given his close relationship with teammate Niles Clark, a fellow Wolfpack commitment, it seemed natural that the Pack would be a favorite to land him. He committed to State July 27, but State had to sweat out a December offer from Central Florida, an offer from Oklahoma State two days before signing day and continuous flirtations from Georgia to land Hegedus' signature.
Recruiter of record: Linebackers coach Jon Tenuta
2012 projection: As is the case with fellow receiver commit Xavier Griffin, there is definitely an opportunity for Hegedus to get early playing time with an impressive preseason camp showing.