Nick Farrar, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound power forward from Apex Friendship High School, was the first recruit to commit to NC State in the Class of 2020. Wednesday, he became the first to submit his NCAA Letter of Intent to officially become a member of the Wolfpack.
The three-star prospect signed during a ceremony at his high school.
A few hours later, 6-10 center Ebenezer Dowuona of Newnan, Ga., became coach Kevin Keatts' second signee of the early signing period that began Wednesday. A third recruit, four-star guard Cam Hayes of Greensboro Day School has scheduled a ceremony on Thursday to make his commitment to State official.
An agile big man with a solid inside-outside game, Farrar also held offers LSU, Cincinnati, Texas A&M and Houston, among others. Dowuona, meanwhile, was pursued by Auburn, as well as ACC rivals Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech in addition to State.
Farrar burst into prominence during a junior season in which he averaged 18.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game while leading his team to a 22-7 record, punctuated by a 35-point performance in a state playoff game against Heritage High School.
He followed that up by earning MVP honors for Raleigh's Team Loaded last summer at the at the Josh Level Classic.
Dowuona, a native of Ghana, averaged eight points, 11 rebounds and three blocks per game in helping The Heritage School to the Georgia Iindependent School 3-A state championship as a junior last season.
His brother Emmanuel is a redshirt freshman at Purdue.
In addition to the three incoming freshmen, State will also add Nebraska transfer Thomas Allen next season. Allen, a native of Raleigh, is sitting out the current season under NCAA rules.