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4-Star DE Jacolbe Cowan Includes NC State in Top-12

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4-Star 2020 Defensive End Jacolbe Cowan (6’5″/270) revealed his Top-12 schools on Thursday, and NC State made the cut along with Alabama, Clemson, UNC, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

ESPN ranks Cowan as the #23 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class, and 247Sports ranks him as the #2 player in the state of North Carolina. He plays for Providence Day in Charlotte, and was teammates with incoming Freshman OL Ikem Ekwonu and 2020 Wolfpack commit WR Porter Rooks.

Cowan unofficially visited NC State for their game against Virginia this past season.

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NC State Makes Top 8 for 4-Star OG R.J. Adams, Official Visit Set

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Former Penn State commit R.J. Adams revealed his Top-8 schools, and the 4-Star 2020 Offensive Guard included NC State along with Penn State, Miami, Alabama, LSU, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Florida State.

Adams originally committed to play for the Nittany Lions back on April 13th on an unofficial visit. He decided to decommit on September 16th.

He will be taking an Official Visit to NC State the weekend of December 6th, and could be in for the UNC game on November 30th.

NC State offered Adams back on November 3rd of last year.

Adams plays for Woodbridge Senior (Woodbridge, Virginia). Rivals ranks Adams as the #4 player in the state of Virginia, and the #12 Offensive Guard in the 2020 recruiting class.

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NC State 2020 Football Commits Week 12 Report

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Before Week 13 of the High School Football season kicks off tonight, here’s a rundown on how the 2020 NC State verbal commitments did in Week 12.

4-Star Wide Receiver Porter Rooks had 3 receptions for 46 yards and 2 touchdowns in Myers Park’s 56-20 victory over Independence in their regular season finale.

3-Star Linebacker Jayland Parker and Westside lost to Peach County 68-21 in their regular season finale.

4-Star Defensive Tackle Davin Vann ended his high school career at Cary High with 16 tackles (4 tackles for loss) in the Imps’ 44-7 victory over Athens Drive.

3-Star Cornerback Aydan White had 3 receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown in Christ School’s 38-21 loss to Charlotte Christian in the Independent Schools Division I Championship game.

3-Star Linebacker Devon Betty had 2 tackles in St. Thomas Aquinas’ 52-0 victory over South Broward in the 1st round of the state playoffs.

3-Star Cornerback Devan Boykin had 5 receptions for 86 yards and 3 touchdowns in Ragsdale’s 24-6 victory in their regular season finale against High Point Central. He also had 3.5 tackles.

3-Star Wide Receiver Joshua Crabtree had 2 receptions for 39 yards in Heritage’s the 52-26 loss to Wake Forest in the Regular Season Finale.

3-Star Tight End Ezemdi Udoh had 2 receptions for 10 yards in Terry Sanford’s 47-18 victory over Pine Forest in the Regular Season finale.

3-Star Defensive Tackle Pheldarius Payne had 2 tackles and 1 sack in Lackawanna’s 37-30 victory over Georgia Military College.

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NC State 2020 Football Commits Week 11 Report

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Before Week 12 of the High School Football season kicks off tonight, here’s a rundown on how the 2020 NC State verbal commitments did in Week 11.

4-Star Wide Receiver Porter Rooks had 5 receptions for 119 yards in Meyers Park’s 49-10 victory over Porter Ridge, highlighted by a 73-yard touchdown.

3-Star Linebacker Jayland Parker had 4 tackles (my count from the video below) in Westside’s 42-10 victory over Pike County High School.

4-Star Defensive Tackle Davin Vann was a monster, racking up 8 tackles and 5 sacks in Cary’s 40-12 victory over Hillside.

4-Star Offensive Takle Austin Blaske and South Effingham lost to Statesboro 40-34.

3-Star Cornerback Aydan White had 2 receptions for 26 yards and 1 rush for 12 yards in Christ School’s 27-20 victory over Charlotte Country Day in the 1st round of the playoffs. He also had 4 tackles and 1 interception.

3-Star Quarterback Ben Finley was 11 of 32 for 161 yards and a touchdown in Paradise Valley’s 55-21 loss to Notre Dame Prep.

3-Star Linebacker Devon Betty had 1 sack in St. Thomas Aquinas’ 41-16 victory over Western.

3-Star Cornerback Devan Boykin had 2 receptions for 36 yards and 2 tackles in Ragsdale’s 33-25 loss to Grimsley.

3-Star Wide Receiver Joshua Crabtree had 6 receptions for 85 yards and 2 touchdowns in Heritage’s 42-28 victory over Rolesville.

3-Star Tight End Ezemdi Udoh had 2 receptions for 43 yards in Terry Sanford’s 23-17 loss to South View.

3-Star Defensive Tackle Pheldarius Payne had 1 tackle and 0.5 tackles for loss in Lackawanna’s 59-0 victory over the NJ Warriors.

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3-Star LB Jayland Parker Commits to NC State!

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NC State landed their top 2020 linebacker commit tonight, with 3-Star Georgia standout Jayland Parker committing to run with the Pack.

After including NC State in his Top-3 back on June 15th, Parker ultimately committed to Colorado a few weeks later on July 2nd. Parker ended up decommitting from the Buffaloes on September 8th. Parker took an Official Visit to Raleigh on the weekend of September 20th, and has thought to have been a Wolfpack lean ever since, but he did also take an Official Visit to Arizona last weekend.

Rivals ranks Parker as the #52 overall player in the state of Georgia.

Parker instantly became the Wolfpack’s second highest rated player in their 2020 recruiting class according to 247Sports. NC State’s 2020 recruiting class now has 15 members.

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