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7 NC State Commits Earn USAToday 1st Team All-State, 5 Make 2nd Team

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USAToday released their 2018 High School Football All-State Teams yesterday, and 7 NC State commits earned 1st Team honors, and 5 made the 2nd Team. 2019 4-Star Running Back commit Jamious Griffin was named the Georgia Offensive Player of the Year.

North Carolina

2019

1st Team

RB Zonovan Knight (6-0, 190, Sr.), Southern Nash (Bailey)
OL Ikem Ekwonu (6-4, 290, Sr.), Providence Day (Charlotte)
OL Timothy McKay (6-3, 295, Sr.), Wakefield (Raleigh)
DL Savion Jackson (6-3, 260, Sr.), Clayton
DB Khalid Martin (6-1, 200, Sr.), East Forsyth (Kernersville)

2nd Team

TE Kam Walker (6-5, 240, Sr.), Pisgah (Canton)
OL Zovon Lindsay (6-4, 265, Sr.), Trinity Christian (Fayetteville)
DL CJ Clark (6-3, 290, Sr.), North Stanly (New London)
LB Drake Thomas (6-1, 225, Sr.), Heritage (Wake Forest)
DB Jalen Frazier (5-10, 170, Sr.), Hough (Cornelius)

2020

1st Team

WR Porter Rooks (6-1, 185, Jr.), Providence Day (Charlotte)

Georgia

2019

1st Team

RB Jamious Griffin (5-10, 205, Sr.), Rome

Griffin was also named the USA Today Georgia Offensive Player of the Year.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jamious Griffin, Rome

An ALL-USA First Team Offense selection and the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year after leading the Wolves (13-1) to the Class 5A state semifinals, Griffin ran for 2,815 yards and 38 TDs on 288 carries (9.8 yards/rush). After finishing his prep career with 7,047 total yards and accounting for 113 TDs, Griffin will head to NC State next year. (USAToday)

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  1. ncsu_kappa

    December 28, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Should I lose all hope that Triston Miller comes back? Is February’s signing day when Jamious Plans to make his plans official? I’m still holding out hope we get both

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3-Star RB Caleb McDowell Commits to NC State

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3-Star 2021 Running Back Caleb McDowell (5’10″/175) NC State committed to NC State yesterday.

McDowell plays for Lee County High School in Leesburg Georgia. He chose to run with the Wolfpack over offers from Syracuse, Cincinnati, Colorado, East Carolina, Purdue, Indiana and others.

NC State offered McDowell back on March 4th.

McDowell reportedly bench presses over 330, and squats 600 pounds, runs a 4.4 40-yard dash, and has a 40+ inch vertical leap. He plays on both sides of the ball, and even earned 1st Team All-State honors last year as a Defensive Back, but he is being recruited to play running back in Raleigh.

McDowell is NC State’s 4th commit in the 2021 recruiting class.

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NC State Makes Top-10 for 3-Star CB Jordan Blackmon

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3-Star 2021 Cornerback Jordan Blackmon (5’10″/175) revealed his Top-10 list, and NC State made the cut along with South Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Louisville, Ole Miss, Illinois and Marshall.

NC State was one of the first to offer Blackmon back on November 19th.

Blackmon plays for Eau Gallie down in Melbourne, Florida. Rivals ranks him as the #49 Cornerback nationally, and the #96 player in the state of Florida.

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3-Star CB Mario Love Commits to NC State

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3-Star 2021 Cornerback Mario Love (5’10″/170) verbally committed to NC State on Friday.

Love plays for Hough High School in Cornelius, North Carolina. NC State Redshirt Freshman Nickel Jalen Frazier also played for Hough.

247Sports ranks Love as the #36 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class in North Carolina.

He also held offers from Tennessee, Penn State, UNC, Louisville, Georgia Tech, ECU, Duke and others.

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3-Star CB Javon Bullard Includes NC State in Top-12

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3-Star Cornerback Javon Bullard (6’0″/168) released his Top-12 schools on Sunday, and NC State made the cut along with West Virginia, Auburn, Boston College, Vanderbilt, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, South Carolina, Stanford, Georgia, UCF and Purdue.

NC State offered Bullard a scholarship on February 20th. He plays for Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, Georgia. 247Sports ranks Bullard as the #53 overall player in the state of Georgia in the 2021 recruiting class.

Thus far, NC State has two commitments in their 2021 recruiting class.

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