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Here is a breakdown of how the 2016 and 2017 NC State commits did in the 4th week of high school football:


Dylan Parham – QB – Parham was 17 of 25 for 273 yards with 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in Southeast Raleigh’s 66-20 victory over Chapel Hill.  He also had 6 rushes for 28 yards.  This was Southeast Raleigh’s 1st win of the season, and they now hold a record of 1-3.

Bryce Dixon – TE – Dixon had 3 catches for 95 yards on offense, and 17 tackles, 5 sacks, and 2 tackles for loss in Green Hope’s 22-21 loss to Holly Springs.  Green Hope is 2-2.  Dixon is averaging 93.3 receiving yards per game, and has 3 receiving touchdowns.  He is also averaging 9.3 tackles per game.

Garrett Hooker – LB – Hooker had 21 tackles, 1 interception, 2 pass breakups and 1 blocked punt in Ledford’s 17-3 victory over East Davidson.  Ledford is 3-1.  Hooker is averaging 15.8 tackles per game after 4 games.

Tim Glass – S – Glass had 7 tackles, with one of them going for a loss in George Washington’s 55-18 victory over Glass High School.  He also had 4 receptions for 100 yards and 2 touchdowns, and 1 rushing touchdown as well.  George Washington is 2-1.

DaeShawn Stephens – WR – Stephens had 2 catches for 70 yards in Hillside’s 34-13 loss to Dudley.  Hillside is now 1-2.

Dylan Autenrieth – TE – North Paulding lost to Catersville 45-7, and are now 0-4 on the season.

James Valdez – CB – Orangeburg-Wilkinson defeated Colleton County 14-7, and improved to 2-2.

Joe Sculthorpe – OL – Topsail picked up their 1st loss of the season this week, losing to Croatan 35-13.  They are now 3-1.

Harrison Gee – OL – Williams lost to Northern Guilford 47-7, and now have a record of 2-2.

Kollin Byers – OL – Crest crushed Draughn 54-7, and is now 3-0.

Bryce Folsom – OL – Chattahoochee lost to West Forsyth 45-27, and is now 0-3 on the year.

Justin Witt – OL – Lincoln-Way West defeated Lincoln-Way Central 28-0 to improve to 3-0.

Brock Miller – LB – Miller was on a Bye week.


Damien Darden – TE – Darden had 4 receptions for 50 yards on offense, and 7 tackles, 1 sack and 2 tackles for loss in C.B. Aycock’s 33-9 loss to Goldsboro.

Chris Ingram – CB – Mooresville lost to A.L. Brown 23-9 this week, and is now 2-2 on the year.


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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WATCH: NC State Commit Ronnie Royal Snags a One-Handed Interception in State Championship Game



Last night NC State 2024 4-Star ATH verbal commit Ronnie Royal III snagged one of the best interceptions I’ve EVER seen in the Alabama 5A state championship game.

Royal’s Gulf Shores squad defeated Ramsay 21-14. On the other side of the ball, he finished with 22 carries for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Heading into the game last night, Royal had 2,470 all-purpose yards on the year, with 884 rushing, 435 receiving, 606 on punt returns and 154 on kickoff returns. Prior to last night, he had 24 touchdowns on the season, with 15 rushing, 1 receiving, 4 on punt return, 2 on kickoff return and 2 interceptions returned for TD’s.

NC State is getting a gem.

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Today, Bailey played in the state championship game, and his elite Chaminade squad blistered Clearwater 56-0. Bailey was 17 of 23 for 322 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Bailey still has an NC State logo on the back of his helmet, and Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren was in attendance today on the sideline.

“It’s great to see to have my coach out here and he seeing me shining and winning,” said Bailey, who also wore an NC State decal on the back of his helmet. “It’s great to have Coach Doreen over here. I put on a show for him and those guys at N.C. State.” (Link)

There were also Miami coaches in attendance.

After the game, Bailey wouldn’t definitively say if his commitment was still solid with the Wolfpack.

“It’s kind of iffy right now,” said Bailey. “I think I have my mind set on what I want to do right now, so we’re going to see on signing day.” (Link)

Bailey’s Senior campaign has been outstanding, throwing for 47 touchdowns, and only 6 interceptions, completing 72% of his passes.

If the Wolfpack can hold onto him, they will be getting a good one.

Cards on the table…I like that he had the NC State logo on the back of his helmet…but I still don’t feel confident heading into signing day on December 20th.

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Erickson announced he would be entering the Transfer Portal on November 13th.

As a high school prospect, Erickson was a 3-star prospect out of Chicago, Illinois, also holding an offer from Nebraska. Rivals ranked him as the #7 player in the state of Illinois in the 2022 class.

Erickson has 3-years of eligibility remaining.


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Joly announced he was entering the Transfer Portal on November 30th.

Joly had an incredible Sophomore campaign, catching 56 passes for 578 yards and 2 touchdowns. He had 4 receptions for 38 yards in the season opener against the Wolfpack.

ON3 ranks Joly as the #21 overall prospect in the Transfer Portal, and the #1 Tight End. 247Sports ranks him as the #23 overall player in the Portal, and the #2 Tight End.

Joly has 2 years of eligibility remaining.

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