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NC State hoped to get some of their top recruiting prospects out to their Alpha Wolf Showcase tonight, and their hopes have come true.

5-star 2016 DT Dexter Lawrence

Lawrence (Wake Forest High School) is the #1 player in the nation according to Rivals. He doesn’t talk much about his recruitment, but getting him on campus was very important for the Wolfpack.

4-Star 2017 OL Jonah Melton

Melton camped at NC State back in June.  NC State offered Melton back in April, and he said that the Wolfpack were recruiting him the hardest in May.

5-star 2017 Quarterback Hunter Johnson

NC State offered Johnson back on April 3rd when he visited.  He is the #4 player in the 2017 class.

4-Star 2017 Defensive End Xach Gill

Gill plays at Wake Forest High School with Dexter Lawrence.  NC State was the first school to offer Gill back in October of last year.

2018 Running Back Devon Lawrence

Devon is Dexter’s younger brother, and he already holds offers from NC State, Alabama, Florida St. and UNC.

3-star 2017 Cornerback Chris Ingram

Chris camped at NC State back in June and he told us a couple of weeks ago that NC State was recruiting him the hardest.

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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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.

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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.

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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).

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.

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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.


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.

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