Three-Star 2016 Outside Linebacker Tyrone Hopper camped at NC State yesterday, and we were able to catch up with him afterwards to get his take.
“I came in this morning and spoke with Coach Nielsen a little bit. Then I went out there and did the camp and the coaches gave me a few tips to help me improve my game,” Hopper said. “Everything was pretty good today. The two times I’ve been up there, they have showed me a lot of love. They always show me that they really want me.”
Hopper said that he has already camped at Alabama, Mississippi St., and Kentucky. Today he will be camping at UNC.
His recruitment has escalated very quickly in a short period of time. Teams didn’t start throwing offers on the table until a couple of months after his Junior season, but when they started, they just kept on coming.
“My recruitment really began shortly after last football season,” said Hopper. “That’s when all of the offers started coming in. I have like 20 offers now.”
Hopper told us that though he has 20 offers on the table, he has narrowed his list down to seven schools.
Those seven schools are Mississippi St., Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee, UNC, NC State, and Virginia Tech. He also said that he really likes Missouri and Wisconsin, but hasn’t been able to get out to either of those schools yet.
PI EXCLUSIVE: 4-Star DB Asaad Brown Breaks Down Commitment to NC State
4-Star 2024 Cornerback Asaad Brown verbally committed to NC State back on March 22nd. I caught up with Brown, and got his take on why he decided to run with the Wolfpack.
They’ve been extremely consistent in letting me know I’m a priority. We’ve built a relationship for a few years. I feel extremely comfortable with their plans for me.
The position I’m coming in for allows me to be versatile and allows me to make plays in a variety ways.
I just need to continuously work on my craft and stay ready so I don’t have to get ready. My main goal is to come in and be able to contribute as a true freshman.
My connection is great [with the NC State coaches]. I feel like we are family. Everyone brings good energy and vibes when I’m around. North Carolina is my home state, so it just all makes sense. It just feels right.
PI EXCLUSIVE: 4-Star QB Cedrick Bailey Talks Commitment to NC State
On March 13th, NC State picked up a verbal commitment from 4-Star 2024 Quarterback Cedrick Bailey. I caught up with Bailey, and got his take on why he committed to run with the Wolfpack.
NC State recruited me well and I loved that. What made me choose NC State was the coaches, the offensive system. Taking that visit sealed the deal. NC State is everything I was looking for. It was great up there.
The main thing that intrigues me in this NC State offense is that they air the ball out and they scheme so well. When I was watching their practice, I saw so many great things in their offense, and I can see myself being comfortable in their offense.
The main thing I need to work on and focus on this season is being more consistent. One bad thing I do, is that when we are winning, I tend to relax and kinda take my foot off the gas and that messes my mechanics up. My main goal for my Senior season is to win one last state championship with my guys.
The guys I’m recruiting to come with me to NC State are Jayden Scott, Jonathan Paylor, William Sanders, Jordan Shipp, Channing Goodwin, Alex Taylor, Terrell Anderson, Keenan Jackson, and Jameer Grimsley
The coaches and players built a great connection with me since they recruited me, and when I took the visit there, the players loved me. They made me feel welcomed and the coaches are willing to take care of me like I’m their own child, so I’m happy that there’s someone to take care of me as I leave home.
Bailey chose NC State over offers from Georgia Tech, Indiana, Louisville, Florida State, Texas A&M and others.
He plays for Chaminade Madonna in Hollywood, Florida. Bailey’s stats last season were video game level. He threw for 3,355 yards, completing 70.2%. Bailey threw 45 touchdowns with only 5 interceptions.
4-Star Cornerback Asaad Brown Commits to NC State!
NC State picked up a massive verbal commitment today, landing 4-Star 2024 Cornerback Asaad Brown (6’0″/175).
It’s been a long and tough journey. I’ve encountered many obstacles on and off the field. I’ve been doubted, taken for granted , and abandoned when it mattered the most . Through the love and strength of God, my family , friends and coaches, I’ve overcame all adversity and stayed… pic.twitter.com/iifGJRbQuc
— Asaad “BJ” Brown II (@AsaadJr) March 22, 2023
Rivals ranks Brown as the #241 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, and the #2 player in the state of Virginia.
Brown chose to run with the Wolfpack over offers from Arkansas, Boston College, Clemson, FSU, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan St, Ole Miss, Mississippi St, UNC, Penn St, Pitt, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and others.
NC State offered Brown back on June 21, 2021.
Brown is the 3rd member of the Wolfpack’s 2024 recruiting class, joining 4-Star Quarterback Cedrick Bailey and 3-Star Linebacker Cannon Lewis.
NC State Makes Top-7 for 3-Star RB Jayden Scott
3-Star 2024 Running Back Jayden Scott released his Top-7 schools yesterday, and NC State made the cut along with Wake Forest, Duke, Rutgers, Northwestern, South Carolina and Louisville.
TOP 7@JeremyO_Johnson @ChadSimmons_ @adamgorney @Mansell247 @SWiltfong247 @StockbridgeFoo2 pic.twitter.com/hLtEF2Thai
— Jayden “Duke” Scott (@Dukescott34) March 13, 2023
He took an unofficial visit to NC State earlier this month, and was offered by the Wolfpack in January.
Scott only played in 5 games last season for Stockbridge (Stockbridge, Georgia), due to a broken fibula, but he had 542 yards rushing (8.5 yards per carry) and 10 touchdowns in 5 games.
Last Spring Scott finished 3rd in the state of Georgia in the 100m, running a 10.88.