The Monterey (Calif.) County Herald is reporting that Monterey Peninsula College center Andrew Young, who visited N.C. State this weekend, has chosen to attend Texas A&M.
The junior-college transfer would have filled the void left by DeShawn Painter, who is transferring to Old Dominion for family reasons. Young also considered Oregon and was the target of a late approach by Kentucky.
N.C. State is still awaiting a decision from C.J. Leslie whether the forward will turn pro and enter the NBA Draft or return for his junior season, and the Wolfpack is still recruiting top-100 forward prospect Amile Jefferson, who also has Duke on his list.
With Painter and guard Jaqawn Raymond transferring, N.C. State has two open scholarships regardless of what Leslie decides. The NBA deadline is April 29.
N.C. State already has three McDonald's all-Americans arriving on campus next fall in guards Tyler Lewis and Rodney Purvis and forward T.J. Warren.