With the update to 247Sports’ rankings his week, NC State has the 22nd best 2018 football recruiting class.
Maybe even more impressive than that, is the fact that three of members of the class rank in the Top 100, with two them being in the Top 40.
Linebacker Payton Wilson leads the way at #29, followed by running back Ricky Person at #33, and Defensive End Alim McNeil closes things out at #91.
Doeren only brought in 1 Top 100 recruit in the past 5 recruiting classes (Johnny Frasier – #44), and now he has 3 in one class.
With the merger of Scout into 247, the past rankings get kind of wonky after awhile, so it’s hard to find the last NC State Commit that ranks higher than Wilson and Person in their database. Switching over to Rivals, the last NC State commit ranked higher than them, was Andre Brown in 2005, who was ranked 13th overall.
Aka…it’s been awhile.