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.
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)
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)
WR Porter Rooks (6-1, 185, Jr.), Providence Day (Charlotte)
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)
4-Star CB Jospeh Johnson Includes NC State in Top 4
4-Star 2020 Cornerback Joseph Johnson included NC State in his Top-4 last night alongside Penn State, Ohio State and Texas A&M.
Johnson has taken Official Visits to Texas A&M, NC State and Penn State over the past three weeks. As of now, he doesn’t have one scheduled for Ohio State.
On Thursday, Johnson announced he was moving his commitment date up from June 5th to the 2nd.
Even though the Wolfpack have 3 cornerbacks committed in 2020, in my opinion, there’s no way they don’t take Johnson if he commits.
NC State’s 2020 Football Recruiting Class Ranked 15th After Meredith Commitment
4-Star S Nehki Meredith Commits to NC State
4-Star 2020 Safety Nehki Meredith (5’11″/178) committed to NC State on Saturday after a visit.
ESPN ranks Meredith as a 4-Star prospect, and the #8 player in the state of Virginia.
Meredith chose NC State over offers from Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Penn State, UNC, Nebraska, Maryland, Louisville, LSU, Duke and others.
NC State offered Meredith on April 4th. He plays for Bishop Sullivan Catholic in Virginia Beach.
Meredith is the 15th member of the NC State 2020 football recruiting class, and the third defensive back to verbally commit.
- 4-Star S Nehki Meredith
- 3-Star CB Aydan White
- 3-Star CB Devan Boykin
3-Star LB Jayland Parker Includes NC State in his Top-3
If it wasn’t already clear, 3-Star 2020 Linebacker Jayland Parker (6’2″/214) announced his Top-3 schools last night, and NC State made the cut along with Colorado and Purdue.
Parker took an Official Visit to Purdue on the last weekend in May, took one to Colorado last weekend, and will be taking his last one to NC State next weekend (June 21).
He will be announcing his college choice on July 1st.
Parker included NC State in his Top-11 back on April 1st.
NC State offered Parker back on March 1st, while he was in for an unofficial visit.
Parker plays for Westside High School (Macon, Georgia) in the Peach State, where the Wolfpack are recruiting well in 2020 (4 commitments). He had 58 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, and 2 interceptions last year.
247Sports ranks him as the #48 overall player in the state of Georgia in 2020.