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.”
4-Star QB Braden Davis Includes NC State in First 9
2022 4-Star Quarterback Braden Davis (6’4″/193) out of Delaware revealed his First 9 schools last week, and NC State made the cut along with Penn State, Texas A&M, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Temple, LSU and Alabama.
— Braden Davis (@BradenDavis_5) December 27, 2019
247Sports ranks Davis as the #87 player overall nationally in 2022, the #5 Dual Threat Quarterback, and the #1 player in the state of Delaware.
NC State offered Davis back on June 14th.
NC State’s 2020 Football Recruiting Class Ranks 46th Nationally
Could 3-Star DT Henry Bryant Flip From Louisville to NC State Today?
The early national signing period begins today, and there’s a chance that 3-Star Defensive Tackle Henry Bryant (5’11″/275) flips his commitment from Louisville to NC State.
That is what Adam Lichtenstein of the South Florida Sun Sentinel predicts will happen.
Henry Bryant III, Atlantic, DL
Bryant finished his final season at Atlantic with another dominant season. The three-star defensive lineman has been committed to Louisville since June after taking an official visit there in May. But the Atlantic star might be having a change of heart. He took an official visit to N.C. State last weekend, according to 247Sports. While I would not be surprised if Bryant sticks with Louisville when he announces his decision on Thursday, it appears he’ll join the Wolfpack. Prediction: N.C. State. (Sun-Sentinel)
Considering the fact that Bryant plays for Atlantic High School in Delray Beach Florida, this is a noteworthy voice to listen to.
Bryant committed to Louisville on June 13th, but took an Official Visit to NC State on December 13th.
4-Star OT Austin Blaske Decommits From NC State
On the eve of National Signing Day, NC State received a punch to the gut when 4-Star Offensive Tackle Austin Blasko tweeted out that he was decommitting from the Wolfpack at 11pm.
Respect my decision 💯 pic.twitter.com/0I094XEHsZ
— Austin Blaske (@AustinBlaske) December 18, 2019
From the looks of it, it would seem that Georgia possibly swept in at the last second, and Blaske could be signing with the Bulldogs tomorrow instead.
Blaske was the third highest rated commit in NC State’s recruiting class according to 247Sports, and 1 of only 4 4-Star commits along with Wide Receiver Porter Rooks, Defensive Tackle Davin Vann and Safety Nehki Meredith.
This is a huge blow to the 2020 NC State recruiting class, considering the fact that he repped the Pack about as hard as any other member.