247Sports Steve Wiltfong dished our the 2018 football recruiting class superlatives, and he believes that NC State’s Class is the nations Sleeper Class.
There are some big-time players in this NC State class that checks in at No. 26 nationally and No. 6 in the ACC. Payton Wilson has the traits to evolve into one of the best pass rushers in the country, Ricky Person is in the conversation as the top running back in the land, defensive lineman Alim McNeill and cornerback Taiyon Palmer bring unique athleticism to their position groups and quarterback Devin Leary is a two-time state Gatorade Player of the Year in New Jersey with a rocket arm. This is a group that could be the nucleus for Dave Doeren and his staff in taking the program to another level. (247)
247’s Chris Hummer revealed his 2018 Class All-Impact Team, and NC State signee Ricky Person was his running back of choice.
Ricky Person, NC State: There won’t be a shortage of running backs who can contribute right away, but Person is the best combination of talent and opportunity. 247Sports’ No. 2 overall running back, Person (6-foot-2) is a big-bodied playmaker blessed with great quickness to go along with a willing physicality. Person is a huge get for the Wolfpack, especially with Nyheim Hines and Jaylen Samuels (1,515 yards, 24 TDs between them) both headed to the NFL. An early enrollee, watch for Person to emerge as NC State’s feature back by the time 2018 comes to an end.
Also Look Out For: Lorenzo Lingard (Miami), Harold Joiner/Asa Martin (Auburn), Keaontay Ingram (Texas), Jamal Elliott (Oregon), Zamir White/James Cook (Georgia), Craig Williams (Baylor) (247)