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Top recruit Torian Graham toys with NC State’s emotions

Jeff Eisenberg
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Torian Graham

In addition to being one of the Class of 2012's most versatile scorers, shooting guard Torian Graham also may be its biggest tease.

First Graham thrilled NC State fans Thursday morning when he announced his intentions to play for the Wolfpack next season. Then, mere hours later, Graham told several media outlets that he had changed his mind and reopened his recruitment again.

It wouldn't be such a big deal that Graham had flip-flopped on his decision except that this is the second time he's done this to NC State. The Arlington County Day (Fla.) star originally committed to the Wolfpack in May a month after coach Mark Gottried was hired only to experience a change of heart in August.

Graham hasn't been forthcoming about his most recent decommitment, cryptically telling PackPride.com "Something came up ... I don't really want to talk about it." On Twitter, he has been equally elusive, responding to an NC State alum confused by his decision by saying, "if u don't know leave it alone."

The addition of Graham would have been the maraschino cherry on top of a formidable first recruiting class for Gottfried. The Wolfpack already have pledges from top 75 prospects Rodney Purvis, T.J. Warren and Tyler Lewis in the class of 2012.

It's unclear at this point where Graham might consider if he doesn't wind up at NC State. Among those who have previously showed interest in Graham are Louisville, Maryland, Memphis, Xavier and Baylor.

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