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Signing Day: NC State Football Ranks 32 Nationally

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Today is the day that the fax machine becomes relevant once more, as players pledge their alliance for the next 4 years to the program of their choice. NC State Football has hit the recruiting trails hard as they have looked to keep top local talent from leaving the state. Headlining the class are a couple of big time recruits from North Carolina. Johnny Frasier a running back who was originally committed to FSU is the highest rated prospect of the incoming class according to ESPN. Frasier brings  outstanding size at 5-10 227 pounds to the running back position, he also has great vision and burst to compliment his size. In his high school career Johnny gained over 7,100 yards while maintaining a 10.3 yards per carry average. The running back position will continue to be a strength for the Pack for years to come.

Joining Frasier are 24 other recruits to finish up the 2015 class. Other top recruits include Nyheim Hines out of Garner. In his senior season alone he rushed for over 3,000 yards and added 50 touchdowns. Standing at 5-9 185 pounds Hines is like lightning on the field running a sub 4.4 40. There is lots of talk that State will use Hines in the slot as a receiver and a specialist on the jet sweep. His speed is a game changing factor and has to have Coach Doeren excited about the possibilities he will bring to the offense.

On the defensive side of the ball the Pack signed Darian Roseboro DT out of Lincoln, NC. The 6-4 285 pound tackle will be a great addition up front and will get a head start on the other freshmen as he is already enrolled in school. This will pay huge dividends for Roseboro as he will have access to spring workouts and extra time to become acclimated to coaches as well as classes. Even more impressive is that State was able to land this trio despite all three having suitors in the SEC, most notably Alabama and Auburn.

Overall Coach Doeren and his staff did an excellent job of improving the talent level on this team. His staff also did a great job of keeping the best talent in the state. I cannot express how important it is to win the local recruiting battle against other top collegiate programs. North Carolina has produced high quality players for a long time, but all too often we have allowed these recruits to be picked off by the SEC. Just look at Georgia as they were able to have Todd Gurley for the past 3 years. Gurley was a standout at Tarboro High yet chose to play for the Bull Dogs.

Look for the Wolfpack to make great improvements this season and build off of the momentum of the big wins over UNC and Central Florida. It’s early for predictions but I see no reason why this team can not improve upon last season. The biggest questions lie with the offensive line as they lost a a couple of starters due to graduation. It will be important that guys step up early up and accept new roles as spring practice is a few weeks away.

What are your expectations for the upcoming season? Who are you most excited about in the recruiting class?

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9 years ago

You have to be excited about the recruits and the fact we are keeping top talent in the state. Tom O’Brien was a great coach and a good guy but this is where he was truly lacking his recruiting classes we always weak. He and his staff always did a great job of coaching up talent but you can’t always make two star kids into four or five star college players. The key will be if coach D can continue this success. If he does then we may be in the verge of seeing something really special in Raleigh.

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3-Star OT Michael Gibbs Will Choose Between his Final 3 Schools on Sunday

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3-Star 2025 Offensive Tackle Michael Gibbs (6’4″/305) will choose between three schools on Sunday, June 30th at 12:30pm: NC State, Duke & Virginia Tech.

ON3 ranks Gibbs as the #19 overall player in the state of North Carolina in the 2025 recruiting class. Gibbs plays for Hoggard in Wilmington, NC.

NC State offered Gibbs back on November 3rd, making them the first Power 5 school to do so.

Gibbs just wrapped up an Official Visit to NC State this past weekend, and he took one with the Blue Devils and the Hokies earlier this month.

From what I’m hearing, heading into his commitment announcement on Sunday, NC State is at the front of this recruitment.

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2025 Defensive Tackle Omarian Abraham Commits to NC State!

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2025 Defensive Tackle Omarian Abraham (6’2″/180) just verbally committed to Run with the Wolfpack!

 

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Abraham just wrapped up his Official Visit to NC State this weekend.

He is currently an unranked prospect, but he does hold offers from NC State, Pitt, West Virginia, USF, Coastal Carolina, Liberty, JMU and others. The Wolfpack offered him on May 24th ….

As a Junior for American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) last season, Abraham had 75 Tackles, 14 Tackles for Loss and 3 Sacks.

NC State now has 11 verbal commitments in their 2025 recruiting class: 4-Star WR Jerel Bolder, 3-Star RB RJ Boyd, 3-Star WR Arrion Concepcion, 3-Star CB Cam Strong, 3-Star QB Will Wilson, 3-Star TE Gus Ritchey, 3-Star DE Colby Cronk, 3-Star S Tristan Teasdell, 3-Star WR Jamar Browder, 3-Star CB Caden Gordon & DT Omarian Abraham

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4-Star WR Jerel Bolder Commits to NC State!

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4-Star 2025 Wide Receiver Jerel Bolder (6’0″/200) has verbally committed to Run with the Wolfpack!

Bolder was one of three 2025 prospects to commit to NC State yesterday, joining 3-Star Wide Receiver Arrion Concepcion and 3-Star Running Back RJ Boyd.

The North Carolina standout just wrapped up his Official Visit to NC State, and it obviously left an impression. He previously took Official Visits to Georgia and Virginia. Duke and Ole Miss were also in his Top-5.

Rivals ranks Bolder as a 4-Star prospect, and the #8 overall prospect in the state of North Carolina in the 2025 class. He plays for Forest Hills in Marshville.

NC State was in early with Bolder, offering him a scholarship on June 5, 2022.

This past Fall, Bolder had 43 receptions for 881 yards and 14 touchdowns for Forest Hills.

NC State now has 10 verbal commitments in their 2025 recruiting class: 4-Star WR Jerel Bolder, 3-Star RB RJ Boyd, 3-Star WR Arrion Concepcion, 3-Star CB Cam Strong, 3-Star QB Will Wilson, 3-Star TE Gus Ritchey, 3-Star DE Colby Cronk, 3-Star S Tristan Teasdell, 3-Star WR Jamar Browder and 3-Star Caden Gordon.

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3-Star RB RJ Boyd Commits to NC State!

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2025 Running Back RJ Boyd (6’1″/210) verbally committed to NC State over Duke this evening! This is the second verbal commitment the Wolfpack have picked up today, with 3-Star Wide Receiver Arrion Concepcion committing this morning.

Boyd took an Official Visit to NC State last weekend, after wrapping up an Official Visit to Duke the weekend before.

He rushed for 694 yards (6.1 yards per carry) and 10 touchdowns for Ware County (Waycross, Georgia) last season as a Junior.

NC State offered Boyd back on January 17th.

NC State now has 9 verbal commitments in their 2025 recruiting class: 3-Star RB RJ Boyd, 3-Star WR Arrion Concepcion, 3-Star CB Cam Strong, 3-Star QB Will Wilson, 3-Star TE Gus Ritchey, 3-Star DE Colby Cronk, 3-Star S Tristan Teasdell, 3-Star WR Jamar Browder and 3-Star Caden Gordon.

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