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WATCH: NC State Commit Jamious Griffin Has Record Breaking Night (339 RUSHING YARDS)

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NC State 2019 running back commit Jamious Griffin had a record breaking night this past Friday night, rushing for 339 yards on 24 carries!

Griffin also added two more touchdowns to his already impressive 2018 haul.

“This season is going really well,” he said. “We thought some of these games would be tough, but we’re playing together as a team, so it’s making it a little easier right now.” (Link)

After this weekend, Griffin has claimed the following Rome High School records:
Career Rushing Yards
Career Touchdowns
Career Rushing Touchdowns
Single Season Rushing Yards (3 games remaining)
Single Season Touchdowns (31)
Rushing Yards in a Single Game (339)
Touchdowns in a Game (5)
Career Points

Rome High School has now won 35 straight football games, and is looking to win their 3rd straight Georgia State Championship.

Griffin is one of ten players on MaxPreps National Player of the Year Watch List.

Through 7 games, Griffin has 1,497 yards rushing (11.3 yards per carry) and 22 touchdowns (20 rushing & 2 receiving), and he has 3 more regular season games remaining to add to these already gaudy numbers.

At this point, Griffin’s 3-star rating is laughable.

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WR Porter Rooks is the 4th Highest Ranked Player to Commit to NC State Since 2002

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Earlier tonight 4-Star 2020 Wide Receiver Porter Rooks (6’2″/189) committed to NC State, and I alluded to the fact that he was one of the Wolfpack’s highest rated commits in the recruiting database era. Well, below is the data to support it.

Remember, Rooks ranking has plenty of time to go up and down, but as it currently stands, Rooks is the 4th highest rated prospect to commit to NC State according to Rivals (dating back to 2002), 6th according to 247Sports Composite (dating back to 2002), and 8th according to ESPN (dating back to 2006).

Rivals
1) RB Toney Baker – 2005 – 39th (#1 in NC)
2) DE Kentavius Street – 2014 – 43rd (#2 in NC)
3) RB Darrell Blackman – 2003 – 46th
4) WR Porter Rooks – 2020 – 48th (#1 in NC)
5) WR Richard Washington – 2002 – 54th
6) QB Mike Glennon – 2008 – 59th
7) OT Curtis Crouch – 2005 – 63rd (#4 in NC)
8) CB AJ Davis – 2002 – 80th (#5 in NC)
9) QB Marcus Stone – 2003 – 84th
10) RB Ricky Person – 2018 – 85th (#5 in NC)
11) ATH Jimmie Sutton III – 93rd
12) RB Nyheim Hines – 2015 – 94th (#3 in NC)
13) DE Darian Roseboro – 2014 – 100th (#4 in NC)

247Sports Composite
1) DT DeMario Pressley – 2004 – #12 (#1 NC)
2) RB Toney Baker – 2005 – #26 – (#1 in NC)
3) OT Robert Crisp – 2010 – #29 (#2 in NC)
4) WR Richard Washington – 2002 – #44
5) QB Mike Glennon – 2008 – #47
6) WR Porter Rooks – 2020 – #52 (#2 NC)
7) RB Darrell Blackman – 2003 – #59
8) OT Curtis Crouch – 2005 – #64 (#4 in NC)
8) CB AJ Davis – 2002 – #64 (#4 in NC)
10) RB Johnny Frasier – 2015 – #78 (#3 in NC)
11) LB Payton Wilson – 2018 – #79 (#4 in NC)
12) DE Savion Jackson – 2019 – #93 (#3 in NC)

ESPN
1) QB Mike Glennon – 2008 – 32nd
2) DE Savion Jackson – 2019 – 34th (#1 in NC)
3) OT Robert Crisp – 2010 – 59th
4) DE Kentavius Street – 2014 – 68th (#4 in NC)
5) RB Johnny Frasier – 2015 – 80th (#3 in NC)
6) RB Brandon Barnes – 2008 – 85th
7) LB Payton Wilson – 2018 – 105th (#3 in NC)
8) WR Porter Rooks – 2020 – 122nd (#3 in NC)
9) RB Nyheim Hines – 2015 – 155th (#5 in NC)
10) DE Darian Roseboro – 2015 – 184th (#7 in NC)

 

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NC State COMMIT 4-Star WR Porter Rooks: VIDEO VAULT

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NC State picked up one of the biggest commitments of the recruiting database era tonight, when 4-Star 2020 Wide Receiver Porter Rooks (6’2”/189) committed to run with the Wolfpack.

Take a few moments and watch Rooks highlights from his first three years at Providence Day High School (Charlotte, NC).

Junior Year

Sophomore Year

Freshman Year

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4-Star 2020 Wide Receiver Porter Rooks Commits to NC State!

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NC State just picked up a monster commitment from 2020 4-Star Wide Receiver Porter Rooks (6’2″/189) today. I reached out to Rooks, and he confirmed he was 100% commitmented.

This is one of the highest rated commitments NC State has picked up in the recruiting database era. 247Sports ranks him as the #45 overall player nationally in the 2020 recruiting class, the #7 Wide Receiver, and Rivals ranks him as the #1 player in the state of North Carolina (Providence Day/Charlotte, North Carolina).

Rooks chose NC State over a Final 8 that included Alabama, Michigan, Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech.

Freaking huge pickup for the Wolfpack.

He joins 3-Star Quarterback Ben Finley as the 2nd member of the Wolfpack’s 2020 recruiting class.

Junior Highlights

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PI EXCLUSIVE: QB Ty Evans Breaks Down His Commitment to NC State

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Elite 11 Quarterback Ty Evans flipped his commitment from Colorado to NC State on Monday, giving the Wolfpack the signal caller they were looking to add to their 2019 recruiting class. I caught up with him yesterday, and he explained why he committed to NC State, what was effective about their recruitment, and what he enjoyed most about his official visit.

Why NC State?

“NC State offered me over a year ago, and were in my Top-2 because of the location. I can start in Business school right away. They have gone to 5 straight bowl games and have put Philip Rivers, Russell Wilson, Jacoby Brissett and Ryan Finley in the NFL in the last 15 years…it’s known as QBU. Coach D just got an extension last year, so it’s a STABLE staff!!”

What was effective about NC State’s recruitment of you?

“I’ve had a great relationship with Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Drink (Drinkwitz) over the year and NC State does a great job with their recruiting. They not only build relationships, but use technology and social media, which is smart. They stayed in touch, but didn’t over do it.”

Breakdown your thoughts on your Official Visit this past weekend.

“My whole family really enjoyed the Official Visit. It was my little brothers birthday, so he thought the bowling with the recruits was for him, which made his whole weekend. It was a very good balance of information and fun. Coach D was very involved which you don’t always see with Head Coaches, and it was great to meet the staff’s families. My favorite part was getting away with the current players and recruits, which allowed me to see the team culture. It was awkward at first with the other recruits because I was the new guy, but by the end of day one we were clicking. They are great guy and players, which means success.”

 

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