Connect with us

NC State Football Recruiting Update – September 8, 2017

Football Recruiting

NC State Football Recruiting Update – September 8, 2017

NC State Football Recruiting Update – September 8, 2017

Once again, Pack Insider’s Matt Ritter is here to break down all of the happenings in the world of NC State football recruiting. Here is his weekly update:

Weekly Recruiting Update – September 8, 2017

Recent Commits: 3* WR Tra’von King commits to Rutgers.

Targets Left:

4* DE/DT Alim McNeill – Reportedly deciding by this weekend

4* OG Jovaughn Gwyn – Reportedly deciding by this weekend

4* DT Jordan Davis

3* DT Elijah Brown

3* DE Joseph Boletepeli – Reportedly deciding in September

4* LB Keshon Artis

3* LB Eriq Gilyard

3* LB Calvin Hart – Reportedly deciding in September

3* CB/S Kendall Williamson

3* DE Dennis Briggs

3* DE Jason Mercier

3* DT Jalen Alexander

3* DE/DT Jordan Redmond

3* OT Kahric Belle

3* TE/ATH Messiah Swinson

3* WR Jeshaun Jones

3* WR Joseph Wilkins Jr.

Additional Scholarship Available:

According to several different sources, NLB Trae Meadows has left the football team. In theory, this opens another secondary scholarship for the 2018 class.

Recruiting Related to South Carolina Game:

I think the South Carolina game last weekend showed that we still need skilled and powerful guys on our O-Line and on our D-Line, particularly at OG and NT.  Bryant was not getting much of a push at all at NT, which McNeill or Davis could play at immediately if they were to commit.  I would also think that Jo’vaughn Gwyn saw that we need an impact type player at OG now that Tony Adams is getting ready to graduate.  Joe Sculthorpe starting at LG as a RS Freshman should definitely show Gwyn that he could compete for (and probably would win) immediate playing time on our O-Line next year if he would commit.

2017 Season Performance Updates:

Our “skill player” commits are absolutely shredding their competition this season:


Tyler Williams – 8 catches for 154 yards (1 TD), 4 rushes for 73 yards

Devin Carter – 6 catches for 118 yards (2 TDs), 5 rushes for 50 yards

Devin Leary – Passing – 14 for 23 for 269 yards with 3 TDs and 1 INT, Rushing – 4 carries for 30 yards

Ricky Person – Rushing – 64 carries for 674 yards with 11 TDs (longest carry is 73 yards), Receiving – 5 catches for 121 yards with 1 TD.

Trent Pennix – Rushing – 45 carries for 313 yards and 6 TDs, Receiving – 7 catches for 76 yards with 1 TD


Alim McNeill – 18 tackles, 5 Tackles for Loss


Here’s my current projection of how things pan out for each of our remaining targets:

4* DE/DT Alim McNeill – NC STATE

4* OG Jovaughn Gwyn – NC STATE

4* DT Jordan Davis – NC STATE

3* DT Elijah Brown – DUKE

3* DE Joseph Boletepeli – NC STATE

4* LB Keshon Artis – VIRGINIA TECH

3* LB Eriq Gilyard – KENTUCKY

3* LB Calvin Hart – NC STATE

3* CB/S Kendall Williamson – NC STATE

3* DE Dennis Briggs – MIAMI

3* DE Jason Mercier – PITTSBURGH

3* DT Jalen Alexander – MARYLAND

3* DE/DT Jordan Redmond – WISCONSIN

3* OT Kahric Belle – NC STATE

3* TE Messiah Swinson – BOSTON COLLEGE

3* WR/S Jeshaun Jones – TENNESSEE

3* WR Joseph Wilkins Jr. – KENTUCKY






More in Football Recruiting

Now Trending

To Top