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NC State is all in on the 2o16 recruiting class and is making sure the top targets know that NC State has a lot to offer. Josh Langford is another top talent hailing from Alabama and uses a variety of skills to put his 6-6 frame in good spots on the floor. Gottfried has made the trips to familiar Alabama a couple of times to see Langford compete.

Why is he a top 15 recruit? 

Josh is very good at using his frame and size to shield defenders as he attacks the paint. Standing at 6-6 and weighing around 215 pounds gives him a great advantage over many shooting guards in high school. This will change once he arrives on campus but looking around there are not too many shooting guards that possess his combination of height and build.

Langford is also well rounded offensively. I am encouraged by watching his highlights as he shows he is capable of scoring in tight areas and displays multiple moves to counter defenses. It is no question that Josh is usually the most athletic player on the court each time he plays; however, he still uses good skill moves to score. This shows that once he is in college he will be able to adapt quickly because he will have something else to rely on instead of his athleticism. A comparison that has been thrown around when talking about Josh Langford’s game is Jason Terry. Josh is a bigger prospect than Terry but possesses a similar shooting form and ability to create off the bounce. There is little doubt that Langford will have trouble putting points up at the next level.

Can Gottfried and his staff lure another player to Raleigh from Alabama? 

Coach Gottfried has landed two solid players to Raleigh thus far with Alabama ties in Ralston Turner and Trevor Lacey. Both of these players spoke about how their relationship with Gottfried prior to him coming to State were huge reasons as to why they decided to transfer to State. Gottfried will have intense competition in trying to gain Langford’s commitment as he is on everyones radar. Currently his list includes everyone from Alabama to Gonzaga. It will be interesting to see who is left on his list once he trims it down.

 

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4-Star G/F Bryce Heard Begins His NC State Official Visit Today

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4-Star 2025 Guard/Forward Bryce Heard (6’5″/170) will begin his Official Visit at NC State today.

247Sports, ESPN and Rivals all rank Heard as a 4-Star prospect. ESPN ranks him as the #92 overall player nationally in the 2025 recruiting class. 247Sports ranks him as the #16 Combo Guard in the class, and they also rank him as the #2 player in the state of Illinois.

As a Junior this past season at Homewood-Flossmoor (Chicago, Illinois), Heard averaged 19 point, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.

NC State offered Heard back on September 22nd last Fall, and he also holds offers from Oklahoma St., Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Illinois, Georgetown, Arizona St., St. John’s, Kansas St., USC, Boston College, SMU, Xavier, Iowa, BYU and others.

 

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NC State Offers 4-Star Guard Davion Hannah

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NC State has offered a scholarship to 4-Star 2025 Guard Davion Hannah (6’5″/180).

Hannah is right on the cusp of being a 5-star prospect. 247Sports ranks him as the #27 overall player nationally in the 2025 recruiting class, the #4 Combo Guard, and the #1 player in the state of Wisconsin.

On top of the offer from NC State, he also holds offers from Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Michigan St., Marquette, Oregon, Arizona St., Mississippi St., LSU, Wake Forest, Iowa, Auburn, Xavier, Alabama, Seton Hall, Creighton, Pitt and others.

This past season as a Junior at Nicolet High School (Glendale, Wisconsin), Hannah averaged 18.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. He also just participated in the NBA Top 100 camp, and was one of the standouts.

 

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Pack fans going to love the addition of 2025 4-star SG RJ Greer

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As you’ve probably heard, Top-100 SG, RJ Greer, announced his commitment to NC State yesterday.

The 2025, 6’4 guard is exactly the piece that NC State fans have been clamoring for Keatts to add.

Greer is 6’4 (and maybe still growing), is starting to fill out his frame, and is a pure shooter with great form, high IQ and comes from a winning program. This past year he led his HS team to the D2 State Title, earning a bunch of accolades along the way. Adding to that, Greer’s father is Ricardo Greer, former Pitt forward who averaged 15ppg over his college career.

RJ Greer was named District 15 Underclassman of the year, D2 All Southwest Ohio First Team, and All Ohio Second Team. He was recruited heavily by Cincinnati, Florda and Dayton, but chose NC State thanks to the freedom Keatts gives his guards.

Greer is an elite spot shooter, but he’s also able to create for himself on occasion. He’s the most ‘Scott Wood’ recruit NC State has landed since the prolific 3-pt shooter left the Pack in 2013.

With Greer and Paul McNeil (who will be a sophomore when Greer arrives), NC State will have some tall, long, dead-eye shooters roaming around the preimeter next season, and that’s something NC State fans have been very vocal about wanting over the past 10 years.

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4-Star Shooting Guard RJ Greer Commits to NC State!

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NC State just landed their 1st Men’s Basketball commitment of the 2025 recruiting class, with 4-Star Shooting Guard RJ Greer (6’4″/170) announcing his verbal commitment this afternoon.

 

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Greer’s announcement is coming off of his Official Visit to Raleigh this past weekend. He chose to Run with the Wolfpack over a Top-4 that included NC State, Penn State, Cincinnati and the NBL.

This past season, Greer led his Archbishop Alter (Dayton, Ohio) to the state championship, and earned 2nd Team All-State honors. Greer averaged 16 points per game as a Junior.

247Sports ranks Greer as the #100 overall player nationally in the 2025 recruiting class, and the #3 player in the state of Ohio.

 

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