Today is National Signing Day, and the first signed letter of intent that NC State received was from Graduate Transfer Tabari Hines (5’10″/175).
A graduate transfer WR with ACC ties, has tallied over 1,500 career yards receiving and 14 TDs.
— NC State Football (@PackFootball) February 6, 2019
The former Wake Forest and Oregon wide receiver took an official visit to NC State on the last weekend of January, and committed to run with the Wolfpack on January 27th.
Hines was a 3-star prospect in the 2015 class, holding offers from Wake Forest and Duke.
He spent his first three seasons at Wake Forest, accumulating 123 receptions for 1,496 yards and 13 touchdowns.
After graduating in three years, Hines decided to transfer to Oregon as a Graduate Transfer, after also visiting USC and Texas.
After having a knee procedure last Fall, Hines was unable to climb the depth chart at Oregon, and news broke on November 13th that he was no longer on the roster, and had entered the transfer portal.
Since Hines only played in 3 games this year, he was able to Redshirt this past season, and has one year of eligibility remaining, and will be able to play immediately as a Graduate.
247Sports has ranked the Top-50 transfers in college football this year, and Hines sits at #44.
Hines loves playing against NC State in his three years at Wake Forest, compiling 22 receptions, 306 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Freshman at Wake – 5 for 42 yards
Sophomore at NC State – 9 for 125 yards and a touchdown
Junior at Wake – 8 for 139 yards and 3 touchdowns
As you can see, he’s comfortable playing in Carter-Finley Stadium.
Hines has the rare opportunity to go from being a Wake Forest “NC State killer,” to helping the Wolfpack figure out how to get a handle on his old squad.
Also, Tabari gets to continue the legacy of his last name at NC State. His cousin, Nyheim Hines, was a 1st Team All-ACC running back for the Wolfpack, and just finished his rookie season for the Colts.
6 NC State Players Named to Phil Steele’s 2019 Preseason All-ACC Teams
Phil Steele’s 2019 Preseason All-ACC Teams are out, and 6 NC State players made the cut.
2nd Team – Defensive Tackle – Larrell Murchison
3rd Team – Wide Receiver Emeka Emezie
3rd Team – Place Kicker Chris Dunn
3rd Team – Offensive Guard – Joshua Fedd-Jackson
3rd Team – Linebacker Isaiah Moore
3rd Team – Offensive Tackle Justin Witt
NC State Football is an Early 20-Point Favorite Over ECU in Season Opener
We are still 2.5 months away from opening day of the 2019 NC State Football season, but that hasn’t stopped Vegas from creating extremely early betting lines.
According to OddShark, the Wolfpack are early 20-point favorites over the East Carolina Pirates for the season opener in Carter-Finley Stadium on August 31st at Noon.
North Carolina State are 3-6 Against the Spread in their last 9 games.
North Carolina State are 11-4 Straight Up in their last 15 games.
North Carolina State are 7-1 Straight Up in their last 8 games at home.
North Carolina State are 5-1 Straight Up in their last 6 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State’s last 6 games played in August.
North Carolina State are 3-9 Against the Spread in their last 12 games played in Week 1.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of North Carolina State’s last 18 games played on a Saturday.OddShark
East Carolina are 2-7 Against the Spread in their last 9 games.
East Carolina are 1-7 Straight Up in their last 8 games.
East Carolina are 0-8 Straight Up in their last 8 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina’s last 8 games played in week 1.
East Carolina are 1-6 Straight Up in their last 7 games played on a Saturday.
East Carolina are 1-6 Against the Spread in their last 7 games when playing as the underdog.OddShark
NC State Unveils Stealth Wolf Uniforms for Syracuse Game on Military Appreciation Day
NC State unveiled the new “Stealth Wolf” Uniforms today that Adidas hooked them up with for the Wolfpack’s Military Appreciation Day game against Syracuse this Fall on October 10th.
Senior Defensive End James Smith-Williams is the mysterious man under the helmet, waking up at 4:30am to head down to Wilmington for the video/photo shoot.
Pack Creative continues to put out stellar work.
NC State vs. West Virginia Kickoff Set for Noon…
Yes…you read the headline right.
Another game on the 2019 NC State football schedule is set to kickoff before 1pm.
With this news, NC State’s first three games of the 2019 season will kickoff before 1pm.
- Game 1: August 31st: East Carolina: Noon (ACC Network)
- Game 2: September 7th: Western Carolina: 12:30pm (RSN)
- Game 3: September 14th: @ West Virginia: Noon (FS1)
Five of NC State’s last seven home games have kicked off at 1pm or before, and their 1st two home games once again in 2019 follow suit.
As Dave Doeren once said in reference to Noon kickoffs:
“It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, fans just need to get up and do what they do earlier.”Dave Doeren