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NC State is aggressively trying to get both of the Dorn boys to run with the Pack.  This past Sunday Shooting Guard Torin Dorn committed to transfer from UNC Charlotte to NC State.  Yesterday Torin’s little brother, Myles Dorn (6’2″/195) who happens to be one of the Top-50 football players in the 2016 recruiting class, told us that no one is recruiting him harder than NC State.

“The team that has been recruiting me the longest I would say is UNC, but I would say that NC State is the team recruiting me the hardest,” Dorn said. “UNC and Wake Forest are probably the two schools behind NC State that are recruiting me the hardest.”

According to Dorn (Vance High School, Charlotte) NC State offered him a scholarship sometime back in February.  He said that his recruitment has picked up the pace the past couple of weeks.

“My recruitment heated up over the past couple of weeks, picking up two more offers from Michigan St. & Miami,” said Dorn. “I’m letting everything settle in, and I’m evaluating all of my options.  I hope to narrow down my list sometime soon by late June.

Dorn also holds offers from Boston College, Charlotte, Duke, ECU, Louisville, Miami, Michigan St., UNC, South Carolina, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Tennessee and others.  He said he probably wouldn’t camp anywhere this summer, but would probably visit some of the out-of-state schools over the summer, and would drop in to the in-state schools randomly.  Some of the out-of-state schools he listed as possible visits were West Virginia, Michigan St., Miami, South Carolina, Alabama.

The consensus 3-star S/WR said he ultimately is looking for a school, and not just a football program.

“I’m looking for a school that is a good fit for me as a person,” Dorn said. “I want to go to a school that I would desire to be at even if I wasn’t playing football there.”

Dorn said he hopes to make his decision before his upcoming senior season, but doesn’t want to rush it, because he wants to make sure he is 100% confident in his decision.  The Dorn family traditionally has been a UNC family, because their father played football at there.  It will be interesting to see if all of NC State’s hard work pays off, and they land two Dorn boys in Raleigh, and convert a family from Blue & White, to Red & White.

Matthew is Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He writes for all sports, with a focus on football and recruiting, and is in charge of business strategy. He is an NC State alum who majored in business. Matthew is also the lead pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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3-Star Wide Receiver Terrell Anderson Includes NC State in Top 10

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4-Star 2024 Wide Receiver Terrell Anderson (6’3″/184) revealed his Top-1o schools today, and NC State made the cut alongside Penn State, UNC, Tennessee, Auburn, Louisville, Cincinnati, Virginia Tech, Michigan and UCF.

ON3 and 247Sports both rank Anderson as the #12 overall player in the state of North Carolina in 2024. Anderson had 64 receptions for 1,254 yards and 11 touchdowns last season for Grimsley High School in Greensboro. He is teammates with 4-Star Wide Receiver Alex Taylor, who recently included NC State in his Top-7.

NC State offered Anderson last October.

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NC State Makes Final 7 for 4-Star WR Alex Taylor

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2024 4-Star Wide Receiver Alex Taylor (6’3″/175) released his Final 7 schools today, and NC State made the cut along with UNC, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Penn State and Cincinnati.

247Sports ranks Taylor as the #132 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, and the #5 player in the state of North Carolina.

Taylor plays for Grimsley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. He had 65 receptions for 1,034 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Whirlies this year.

NC State offered Taylor on December 8th, 2021.

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ON3: NC State’s 2023 Football Recruiting Class Ranks 30th Nationally

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After the commitment of JUCO Safety Bishop Fitzgerald yesterday, NC State currently boasts the #30 football recruiting class nationally according to ON3, and the 5th best class in the ACC.

247Sports ranks the Pack’s 18-man class 37th, and Rivals ranks it 36th.

These rankings don’t include the 6 collegiate transfers that will also be suiting up for the Wolfpack in the Fall.

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4-Star JUCO Safety Bishop Fitzgerald Commits to NC State

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NC State just picked up a huge commitment from 4-Star JUCO Safety Bishop Fitzgerald (6’0″/190).

 

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Fitzgerald took his Official Visit to NC State on the weekend of the 13th. From my source close to the program, Fitzgerald verbally committed (not made public), but then he ended up taking an Official Visit to Arizona State this past weekend, making things murky. Even as of today, from my understanding, the Wolfpack wasn’t super optimistic, but here we are.

Both ON3 and ESPN rank Fitzgerald as the #1 Junior College Safety Prospect in the 2023 recruiting class, and ON3 ranks him as a 4-star prospect. ESPN ranks him as the #10 overall JUCO prospect in 2023, and ON3 ranks him 13th.

This year, Fitzgerald had 46 tackles, 6 interceptions, 8 pass breakups, 3 TDs, and 2 forced fumbles for Coffeyville Community College. He earned 1st Team Junior College All-American honors this year. Fitzgerald is originally from Dale City, Virginia.

Fitzgerald has 2 years of eligibility left, but he told me that it could be three, because his 2021 season was cut short due to Covid.

NC State already has landed one of the best JUCO players in the 2023 class in Defensive End Jykeveous Hibbler, who ESPN ranks as the #3 overall JUCO player in the 2023 class.

Fitzgerald is the Wolfpack’s 18th member of their 2023 recruiting class, and that doesn’t include the 6 transfers that they’ve added as well.

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