On Friday night, NC State landed a commitment from 2016 3-star Tight End Bryce Dixon. We caught up with Dixon this weekend and talked to him about the decision to flip his commitment from Old Dominion to NC State.
“I was just going back over everything after all of my visits, and taking it all in. I was picturing where I could see myself over the next 4 years,” said Dixon. “Looking at the academics, NC State has a lot of jobs, or job connections, through what they do. They also have the business marketing degree that I want, because I want to work in sports management. From an athletic standpoint, they have a good football team, and I can see Coach Doeren taking the program far. The unique way in which they do weight lifting and nutrition really stood out to me as well.”
Every school has a weight lifting program, but Dixon went in to great detail about the unique weight lifting and nutrition program that NC State has.
“They put you in this thing called the “bod pod.” Then they put you on a weight and nutrition plan,” said Dixon. “Then they put you on a workout plan in the weight room that will get you to the weight that the coaches think you will be the most productive, while maintaining your speed and agility. When they went through their plan with the nutritionist, it really stuck out to me a lot.”
Dixon said that he just felt like he had seen everything that he was going to see, and the time to end his recruitment had arrived.
“I really felt like it was a good time to end the recruitment because I thought all of the colleges that are going to offer, would have offered by this point,” said Dixon. “I wasn’t planning on going to anymore camps. I just felt like it was the right decision for me at the right time.”
On Friday, Dixon called three of the Wolfpack football coaches, and they were excited to get the phone call from him.
“I called Coach Faulkner, and he was actually with Coach Canada at the beach at the time,” said Dixon. “They gave me Coach Doeren’s number, and I called him as well. Coach told me that he was ecstatic. He told me all of the stuff he had in store and that I had such a high ceiling with them, and he talked about winning the ACC.”
A little over a month ago, Dixon committed to Old Dominion, but he said that when NC State offered, it changed everything.
“At the moment I committed to Old Dominion, I felt like it was my best option,” said Dixon. “I felt like Boston College was just too far, because I want my family to be able to come to the games. There’s nothing wrong with Old Dominion. The ultimate deciding factor was the distance, and the academic program that NC State offers.”
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.
3-Star CB Jivan Baly Includes NC State his Top-8
3-Star 2024 Cornerback Jivan Baly released his Top 8-schools on Sunday, and the Wolfpack made the cut along with Miami, FSU, Missouri, Kentucky, Louisville, Georgia Tech and Texas A&M.
OCHO Top 8! Been a busy offseason talking to coaches and visiting different campuses. After talking it over with with the fam these are the schools I will be focusing on as I prepare for my Last Ride.Stay Tuned Ocho Out ✌🏾@RWrightRivals @JeremyO_Johnson @BHarrison92 @MustangsN2B pic.twitter.com/Mr4QleCAec
— 𝐉𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐧 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐲✞ (@jbaly24) March 12, 2023
Baly plays for Meadowcreek in Norcross, Georgia. He had 36 tackles and 2 interceptions as a Junior this past season.
He has already locked in an Official Visit to NC State for June 23rd.
WolfPack we 🔒in OV 06/23 can’t wait.. @StateCoachD @BMitchellNCS @CoachSanders14 @31_CoachFAL @Coach_Merci @ethanmmcdowell @PackRecruits @RWrightRivals @JeremyO_Johnson #1pack1goal pic.twitter.com/aIMMKlQ4pB
— 𝐉𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐧 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐲✞ (@jbaly24) March 8, 2023
The Wolfpack offered Baly a year ago in March.
4-Star Quarterback Cedrick Bailey Jr. Commits to NC State
4-Star (Rivals) 2024 Quarterback Cedrick Bailey Jr. (6’6″/180) just verbally committed to run with the Wolfpack, fresh off a visit to Raleigh.
1000% Committed #gopacks #Wolfpack pic.twitter.com/Uyo4WekoZV
— Cedrick Bailey (@Cedrickbailey11) March 13, 2023
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.
Bailey is NC State’s 2nd verbal commitment in the 2024 class, joining 3-Star Linebacker Cannon Lewis out of West Virginia.