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)
3-Star RB Caleb McDowell Commits to NC State
3-Star 2021 Running Back Caleb McDowell (5’10″/175) NC State committed to NC State yesterday.
Respect it!🐐🖤thanks to all coaches who recruited me💯 pic.twitter.com/JxN4VDbc3S
— ~🥋~ (@mcdowellcalebb5) April 15, 2020
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.
— ~🥋~ (@mcdowellcalebb5) December 17, 2019
— Jeff Littleton (@CoachLit22) March 13, 2019
McDowell is NC State’s 4th commit in the 2021 recruiting class.
NC State Makes Top-10 for 3-Star CB Jordan Blackmon
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.
— Jblack😴 (@jblack_EG) April 12, 2020
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.
3-Star CB Mario Love Commits to NC State
3-Star 2021 Cornerback Mario Love (5’10″/170) verbally committed to NC State on Friday.
— Huncho ⁶ (@MarioLoveJr6) April 10, 2020
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.
3-Star CB Javon Bullard Includes NC State in Top-12
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.
MY TOP 12 SCHOOLS ❤︎
*Other schools can still contact me at this time, I am still accepting ALL schools. pic.twitter.com/y9SUv1GCwW
— Javon Bullard ♛ (@cravejaaye) April 5, 2020
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.