NC State had an extremely successful National Signing Day yesterday. Our football recruiting analayst Matt Ritter gives a detailed final football recruting update for the 2018 class.
Final 2018 Signing Day Recruiting Update:
Signing Day Additions:
Transfer 4* TE Cary Angeline from Southern Cal.
4* CB Taiyon Palmer from Archer HS in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
3* DE Derrick Eason from Norview HS in Norfolk, Virginia.
JUCO DT/DE Val Martin from Iowa Western CC.
Overall class evaluation by the numbers:
4* players – 7:
Ricky Person, Cary Angeline, Devin Leary, De’von Graves, Payton Wilson, Alim McNeill, Taiyon Palmer
3* players – 17:
Derrick Eason, Kishawn Miller, Da’vontae McCrae, Jaylynn Strickland, Gabriel Gonzalez, Teshaun Smith, Joseph Boletepeli, Trent Pennix, Tanner Ingle, Joe Babros, Val Martin, Calvin Hart, Kahric Belle, Malik Dunlap, Josiah Provillon, Tyler Williams, Devin Carter.
2* players – 1:
Special Teams: 1
3 OL (All 3 project as Guards or Tackles)
1 ATH (De’Von Graves can play all over the field)
Breakdown by State:
Virginia – 2
New Jersey – 2
North Carolina – 11 (5 from the metro Raleigh area)
Georgia – 4 (Including where Val Martin was originally from)
Florida – 5
California – 1 (Transfer DE Joe Babros)
Overall Class Rank:
ESPN: 29 (Val Martin is ranked, Cary Angeline is not ranked)
24/7 Sports and Scout: 26 (Val Martin is not ranked)
Rivals: 34 (Val Martin is not ranked, and Cary Angeline is not included in the ranking)
“Crystal Ball” Guesses for Early Commits in the 2019 Class:
DT Christian Rorie, CB Syheam McQueen, TE Luke Deal, ATH JR Walker (If we can edge out VT), S Khalid Martin, LB Traveon Freshwater, LB Drake Thomas, DT CJ Clark, RB Zonovan Knight
My guess is that at least two of the above list will commit by the Spring Game.
Next Major Recruiting Function – Spring Game:
April 7 at 1:00 pm at Carter-Finley.