Today 2017 TE Damien Darden will be visiting NC State again after attending the Alpha Wolf Showcase on Friday. I talked with Darden last night about his time at the Showcase and about his visit today.
“The Showcase went great. I had a good time meeting some of the NC State players and some of the other high school recruits,” said Darden. “I met almost all, if not all of the coaches. Coach Doeren offered me a full scholarship, which was exciting.”
When I asked about the other schools recruiting him, he said that he was basically just focused on NC State after receiving the offer. When the NC State coaches tweeted that there was a Red Light alert on Friday night, some people began prematurely congratulating Darden on his commitment. Darden has not committed to NC State yet, but if everything goes accordingly today at NC State, he will likely commit.
“If I like the academics at NC State and the campus I will most likely verbally commit.” said Darden
Don’t be shocked if you see the NC State coaches blowing up Twitter with their Red Light alert at some point today.
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.