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VIDEO VAULT: 4-star NC State commit Ian Steere is a SAVAGE in the paint

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Ian Steere was a prize recruit for the Creighton Bluejays. His 6’9, 260 lbs of sheer muscle brings a physicality and violence that not many can match in the 2018 class. That’s why when he decommitted and flipped to NC State it was such a big deal.

Although we covered the commitment, it was in the heart of football season and we’re not sure Pack fans really paid attention to what they had just gotten.

It seems like lately, every few days, a couple more highlights come out showing Steere absolutely punishing the rim or throwing a shot into the seats. Here is one from yesterday.

And here he is (below) throwing down a poster windmill on UNC’s Brandon Huffman, shutting down the Josh Level Classic. Get used to it, Brandon.

Here is some more brutal footage of Steere dunking anything he touches with authority.

Currently, Steere is a 4-star and ranked just outside the top 100 on Rivals and only a 3 star for 247. So, what gives? We watch a ton of recruit footage and it’s rare you find a power, strength, athlete combo like you see here.

The knock early on was his polish and his weight. He’s always had a ton of muscle, he was carrying a little extra weight early on. Now that he’s grown into his frame, he’s more lean, more solid and more bouncy. We believe he could be a borderline top 50 player in this class when all is said and done.

Once he gets to NC State you better believe they will work on his footwork in the post, and it’s also pretty clear that like everyone else on this roster Keatts will ahve him in the best shape of his life.

If you make those improvements, right away the 6’9 Steere becomes one of the biggest, most solid bodies in the ACC. I think it’s safe to say we’re really excited about this kid’s future with the Pack.

And don’t get confused. Steere is not just huge and athletic. He’s got nice touch and pretty decent court vision (as shown here.)

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Get ready Pack fans, we think you’re going to love this kid.

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5-Star Shooting Guard Darius Adams Schedules Official Visit to NC State

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5-Star 2025 Shooting Guard Darius Adams (6’4″/165) has scheduled an Official Visit to NC State for September 6-8.

Rivals ranks Adams as the #16 overall player nationally in the 2025 recruiting class. ESPN and 247Sports rank him as the #4 Shooting Guard in the class. 247Sports and ON3 rank him as the #2 player in the state of Indiana, playing for La Lumiere School in La Porte.

He has also scheduled Official Visits to Tennessee, Michigan St., Alabama, UCONN and Notre Dame.

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4-Star G/F Bryce Heard Includes NC State in Final 4, Decision Coming Next Week

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4-Star 2025 Guard/Forward Bryce Heard (6’6″/190) has trimmed his list of schools to 4, with NC State making the cut along with USC, Mississippi St. and Xavier. He will be announcing his college decision next Wednesday, July 24th.

Heard took an Official Visit to NC State beginning on June 23rd.

247Sports, ESPN and Rivals all rank Heard as a 4-Star prospect. Rivals ranks him as the #95 overall player nationally in the 2025 recruiting class. 247Sports ranks him as the #16 Combo Guard in the class, and they also rank him as the #2 player in the state of Illinois.

As a Junior this past season at Homewood-Flossmoor (Chicago, Illinois), Heard averaged 19 point, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.

From where things currently stand, NC State looks like they are in a good position to land Heard.

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4-Star Wing Jackson Keith is Looking to Schedule an Official Visit to NC State

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2025 4-Star Wing Jackson Keith (6’6″/175) is looking to schedule an Official Visit to NC State in the near future.

Keith has already scheduled an Official Visit to Notre Dame, and also plans to schedule Official Visits to NC State, Tennessee and LSU as well.

Rivals ranks Keith as the #75 overall player nationally in the 2025 recruiting class, and ESPN ranks him as the #4 player in the state of North Carolina.

Keith plays right down the road at Southern Durham.

Outside of Notre Dame, NC State, Tennessee (no offer) and LSU, Keith also holds offers from Mississippi St., Illinois, Wake Forest, SMU, Virginia Tech, Villanova, St. John’s and others.

This past season, Keith averaged 19.7 points and 7.6 rebounds, while shooting 62% from the field, and 36% from three.

 

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NC State Offers 4-Star PF Cody Peck

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The coaches of the NC State Men’s Basketball team have offered a scholarship to 4-Star 2026 Power Forward Cody Peck (6’10″/180).

Rivals and ON3 both rank Peck as a 4-Star prospect, with the former ranking him as the #68 overall player nationally in the 2026 recruiting class, the #10 Power Forward, and the #3 player in the state of North Carolina.

Peck plays for Carmel Christian in Matthews.

He also holds offers from Wake Forest, Georgetown, SMU, LSU, Dayton, Creighton and others.

Peck is playing on the AAU circuit with Garner Road.

 

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