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5-Star Keldon Johnson Unofficially Visits NC State

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2018 SF Jericole Hellems is in Raleigh for an official visit this weekend, but it turns out that he wasn’t alone. 5-star 2018 small forward Keldon Johnson is also at NC State today on an unofficial visit (6’6″/205). Johnson is ranked as the 7th overall player in the 2018 class as according to ESPN’s recently updated rankings.

Johnson initially was offered by NC State’s former head coach Mark Gottfried back in July of 2015, but was once again offered by Kevin Keatts on April 23rd. The NC State coaching staff watched Johnson feverishly on the AAU circuit this summer, and hears from them on the regular.

He already has official visits scheduled to Texas, Maryland and FSU, but he also received an offer when he unofficially visited Kentucky recently.

Johnson plays at Oak Hill with two other NC State targets, Keyontae Johnson and big man David McCormack.

It’s a big deal for the NC State coaching staff to get him on campus today.

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NC State Offers Top-10 Forward Nate Ament

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NC State was in to watch 2025 Forward Nate Ament (6’8″/170) last week with Team Loaded on the Adidas AAU circuit, and the Wolfpack extended him a scholarship offer on the 20th.

Ament is a consensus Top-40 player in the 2025 recruiting class, with ON3 ranking him 10th overall. Rivals and ON3 both rank him as a 5-star player, and he is the consensus #1 player in the state of Virginia in his class.

He plays for Highland High School in Manassas, Virginia, where he averaged 19.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and 3.7 assists per game last season.

Ament’s offer sheet is insane, holding offers from NC State, Virginia Tech, Duke, Iowa, Wake Forest, Virginia, Pitt, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Louisville, Tennessee, Ole Miss, FSU, Alabama, Texas and others.

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NC State Offers 3-Star Small Forward Ryan Frost

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3-Star 2025 Small Forward Ryder Frost (6’6″/205) has received an offer from NC State.

247Sports ranks Frost as a 3-Star prospect, while the other databases have him as unranked (Rivals), or unlisted (ESPN & ON3). 247 ranks him as the #5 overall player in the state of Massachusetts in the 2025 recruiting class.

When it’s all said and done, I don’t expect Frost to be an unranked or unrated prospect by any database. He has been averaging 15 points and 8.2 rebounds for the Middlesex Magic in AAU ball in the Under Armour circuit this Spring, shooting 43% from three.

Sometimes everything can change in one day. Yesterday, after picking up an offer from Syracuse, Frost also picked up offers from Nebraska, Minnesota, Wake Forest, NC State, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. Prior to yesterday, Frost also held offers from West Virginia, Iowa, Penn State and others.

Frost looks to be one of the best three-point shooters in the nation in the 2025 recruiting class. He plays High School ball for Phillips Exeter in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Here’s a look at some highlights from his recent AAU circuit.

 

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Here’s a look at Frost’s Junior Highlights at Exeter, where he helped lead them to the state title. He was named the Player of the Year in New Hampshire, averaging 21.6 point and 7.7 rebounds per game, shooting 44 percent from three, making 201 from beyond the arc.

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4-Star Shooting Guard RJ Greer is Taking an Official Visit to NC State in Early June

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4-Star 2025 Shooting Guard RJ Greer (6’4″/170) confirmed with me that he will be taking an Official Visit to NC State on June 6-8.

Back on January 4th, Greer included NC State in his Top-4 along with Penn State, Cincinnati and the NBL. He also holds offers from Pitt, Xavier, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska and others.

Greer has taken an unofficial visit to NC State previously.

This past season, Greer led his Archbishop Alter (Dayton, Ohio) to the state championship, and earned 2nd Team All-State honors. Greer averaged 16 points per game as a Junior.

 

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2025 4-Star SF Jackson Keith was at the NC State vs. UNC Game

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Earlier today, I mentioned Wolfpack prospects 4-Star 2025 Power Forward Sadiq White Jr., 4-Star 2025 Point Guard Jordan Lowery, and 2026 Point Guard Kobe Edwards would be visiting for the NC State vs. UNC game.

4-Star 2025 Small Forward Jackson Keith (6’5″/175) was also in attendance.


Keith is a consensus 4-star prospect in the 2025 recruiting class, with Rivals ranking him as the #53 overall player in the class. The Southern High (Durham, NC) standout is ranked as the #2 player in the state of North Carolina in the 2025 class by ESPN.

Keith holds offers from NC State, Wake Forest, Mississippi St., Illinois, SMU, Virginia Tech, LSU and others.

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