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All-American Sanderson WR Justin Dunn to Walk-On at NC State



Justin Dunn announced on Sunday that he would be teammates with 2018 signees Alim McNeil and Trent Pennix once again, this time as a walk-on at NC State.

Dunn didn’t start playing football until 8th grade, and didn’t start playing Wide Receiver until a few games into his Senior season. He played quarterback for his first 3 seasons at Sanderson, but struggled as a Junior, and at the start of his Senior campaign.

This resulted in a switch from quarterback to wide receiver, and the switch went extremely well. In fact, Dunn only played 8 games at Wide Receiver, but Dunn finished his Senior year at Sanderson with 25 receptions for 415 yards and 5 touchdowns, leading his team in all three categories. He also earned CAP 7 All-Conference honors, in a conference where quite a few other wide receivers had committed to Division-I schools.

What he did in a short period of time was enough to earn a spot in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.

I spoke with Dunn, and he told me that NC State started talking with him during the summer before his Junior season when he was still playing quarterback, but the recruitment picked up after he was selected to the All-American bowl.

“I really love the football and campus culture at NC state and have been a fan for a while,” said Dunn. “I feel like the team is definitely growing into one of those top teams in the nation and the future is very bright.”

One of the perks of running with the Wolfpack next year, is that he gets to continue to play football with Defensive Lineman Alim McNeil and Running Back Trent Pennix.

“I’m really excited I’ve had four great years with them in high school and I’m excited to see what we can do at the next level.”

Dunn feels like his skill set will be a good fit for what NC State does on offense.

“I feel like I’ll fit in well. They definitely have a great lineup of qbs which is always a good thing for a receiver,” said Dunn. “Also they’re coaching staff is one of the best in the country. Their offense is very well balanced with the run and pass which is good.”

Head coach Dave Doeren said the other day that walk-ons are treated like every other player on the team. They are given the same opportunities. The key is, they have to be opportunistic. Dunn was opportunistic, switching from Quarterback to Wide Receiver during his Senior season, and it changed his future. Hopfully Dunn can find ways to be opportunistic at NC State that result with him making a difference on the gridiron.



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NC State Makes Final 3 for 3-Star JUCO WR Jaylen Erwin



3-star Junior College (Hutchinson Community College, Kansas) Wide Receiver Jaylen Erwin 6’0”/175) revealed his Final 3 schools earlier today, and NC State is one of his finalists, along with UCLA and California.

Erwin has 21 receptions (3rd on the team) for 436 yards (2nd on team) and 6 touchdowns (team lead) this year for Hutchinson Community College.

247Sports ranks him as the #93 player in the Junior College ranks, and the #11 wide receiver.

Erwin is a North Carolina native, playing his high school ball at Ardrey Kell in Charlotte.

He will have three years to play two years of eligibility wherever he lands. Erwin will be announcing his decision on December 19th.

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NC State’s 2019 Official Visit Weekend



This weekend a large portion of the 22nd ranked (Rivals) NC State 2019 football recruiting class took their official visits together. All of these visits were stacked up with the Early National Signing Period right around the corner (December 19-21).

4-Star Defensive End Savion Jackson

4-Star Defensive Tackle CJ Clark (In between Savion Jackson and Terrell Dawkins)

4-Star Running Back Jamious Griffin

4-Star Cornerback Shyheim Battle

3-Star Defensive End Terrell Dawkins

3-Star Linebacker Jaylon Scott (unofficial)

3-Star Safety Jakeen Harris

(3-Star Cornerback Jalen Frazier is in the above picture with Harris, as well as Battle and Lesane)

3-Star Wide Receiver Keyon Lesane


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3-Star Wide Receiver Chris Toudle

3-Star Offensive Lineman Zovon Lindsay

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NC State Commit RB Jamious Griffin Earns Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year



NC State 2019 running back commit Jamious Griffin is the 2018 Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year.

Griffin finished his Senior Season with 2,815 rushing yards, 40 touchdowns and 3,064 all purpose yards

Career Stats
6,400 career rushing yards
7,569 All purpose yards
104 rushing touchdowns
113 total touchdowns

Dude is a beast.

This guy is finally getting the credit he deserves. After picking up his 4th star from 247Sports recently, he just picked up his 4th star in Rivals database.

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PI EXCLUSIVE: 4-Star WR Mushin Muhammad III Talks NC State



4-Star 2020 Wide Receiver Mushin Muhammad III took an unofficial visit to Raleigh this weekend, taking in NC State’s 58-3 waxing of East Carolina.

I caught up with him and he gave some context on his thoughts of the Wolfpack’s recruitment of him.

On when NC State started recruiting him…

They began recruiting me my freshman year, and offered after my sophomore season. Ever since they have been one of the schools recruiting me the hardest.

On what he likes about NC State…

I like how the running game compliments how much they air it out. The fanbase is showing love, telling me how they could see my game being useful at Carter-Finley Stadium.

On how NC State uses their wide receivers…

I like the balance of quickly getting the ball into the playmakers hands and airing it out out for some deep shots and letting them go get it.

On which NC State Commits he has a relationship with…

Drake Thomas, Savion Jackson, Zonovan Knight, Jaylen Frazier, Keyon Lesane.
He also told me he plans on taking an overnight visit to NC State in the near future.


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