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NC State’s Fence Around North Carolina is Strong

NC State’s Fence Around North Carolina is Strong

If you haven’t been paying attention, WAKE UP!

NC State Football’s Recruiting is on another level right now. Currently, the Wolfpack’s 2019 Recruiting Class ranks 17th nationally according to 247Sports, but what is most impressive is this coaching staff’s ability to keep the best talent from leaving North Carolina.

14 of NC State’s 18 commits hail from the state of North Carolina.

4-Star Savion Jackson is the #1 player in the state, and the #1 defensive end according to ESPN.

247Sports and Rivals tank Joshua Harris as the #1 defensive tackle in the state of North Carolina, and ESPN ranks CJ Clark as the #1 defensive tackle in the state.

247Sports, Rivals and ESPN all rank Zonovan Knight as the #1 running back in the state of North Carolina.

Rivals ranks Triston Miller as the #1 Offensive Lineman in North Carolina, and the #1 Offensive Tackle.

247Sports ranks Timothy McKay as the #1 Offensive Lineman in North Carolina, and the #1 Offensive Guard.

ESPN ranks Ikem Ekwonu as the #2 Offensive Lineman.

Rivals and ESPN rank Drake Thomas as the #2 inside linebacker.

Rivals ranks Jaylon Scott as the #2 outside linebacker.

NC State has 2 of the Top-10 players in North Carolina (#2 Savion Jackson & #10 Joshua Harris) according to 247Sports. Four of the Top-20 (#20 CJ Clark & #20 Zonovan Knight). Eight of the Top-30 (#22 Drake Thomas, #26 Timothy McKay, #28 Jaylon Scott, and #29 Ikem Ekwonu). Twelve of the Top-50 (#33 Triston Miller, #36 CB Jalen Frazier, #45 WR Keyon Lesane, and #48 WR Chris Toudle.

Rivals ranks 12 of NC State’s Commits in the Top-50 as well. They rank 3 of them in the Top-10 (Jackson #2, Harris #4 and Clark #7).

Later today Khalid Martin will announce his college decision (5:30pm), and things are pointing in NC State’s direction. ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports all rank Martin as the #2 Safety in North Carolina, and ESPN ranks him as the #12 player in the state.

Athlete JR Walker has named NC State his leader, and he is the #2 athlete, and the #12 player in North Carolina according to Rivals. He will announce in October.

The Wolfpack is also in a good position with the #1 and #2 cornerbacks in the state, Tyus Fields and Shyheim Battle.

When Dave Doeren came to Raleigh, he said he intended to build a fence around the state of North Carolina, that kept the best talent here.

“When I got here five years ago I talked about building a fence around this state and I do feel like we’ve made a lot of progress,” Doeren said at his December signing day press conference. (N&O)

Well, his vision is becoming a reality, and the fence just keeps getting taller and taller.

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