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4-Star 2020 WR Josh Downs Visiting NC State Again

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4-Star 2020 Wide Receiver Josh Downs (5’10”/165) is taking an unofficial visit to NC State this weekend.

Downs is a Wolfpack legacy recruit, with his father Gary Downs playing running back at NC State in the early 90’s. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of the 1994 NFL Draft.

NC State was one of the schools listed in his Top-9 on December 16th along with Michigan, Ohio State, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, Oregon, Nebraska and Georgia Tech.

Downs took an unofficial visit to Raleigh for the Virginia game back in the Fall. (Exclusive interview on Visit).

He’s also flirted with the Twitter world often of the possibilities of teaming up with 4-Star NC State WR commit Porter Rooks.

Downs, who lives in Georgia, took an unofficial visit to Georgia Tech on Tuesday night, taking in the basketball game.

Rivals ranks Downs as the #248 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class.

As a Junior at North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Georgia), he had 37 receptions for 624 yards and 9 touchdowns.

 

 

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4-Star QB Braden Davis Includes NC State in First 9

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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.

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.

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NC State’s 2020 Football Recruiting Class Ranks 46th Nationally

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The Early Signing Period for the 2020 College Football Recruiting Class was this week, and NC State’s 2020 class currently ranks 48th according to Rivals and 247Sports, and 46th according to the 247Sports Composite.

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Could 3-Star DT Henry Bryant Flip From Louisville to NC State Today?

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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.

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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.

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4-Star OT Austin Blaske Decommits From NC State

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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.

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.

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