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NC State Football Recruiting Update – March 7, 2019



NC State Football Recruiting Update – March 7, 2019


Recent Visits

3* DB Joseph Johnson, 4* LS Alex Shirley, 3* WR Nate McCollum, 3* S Aydan White

Johnson is from Virginia, Shirley is from South Carolina, McCollum is from Georgia, White is from North Carolina.


Highlight Film of Johnson

Highlight Film of Shirley

Highlight Film of McCollum

I think we are definitely looking at Shirley as a preferred walk-on because we will have Joseph Shimko on scholarship at Long-Snapper.


New Offers

3* OT Patrick Matan – Gonzaga HS in DC, 3* CB Andru Phillips – Mauldin HS in SC, 3* OT Marlon Martinez – St. Thomas Aquinas HS in FL, 3* S Aydan White – Christ School in NC, and 3* WR Jontavis Robertson – Jones County HS in GA.


Highlight Film of Matan

Highlight Film of Phillips

Highlight Film of Martinez

Highlight Film of White

Highlight Film of Robertson

Camp Season Starts

Camp Season is starting soon


Rivals/Adidas Camp Series

Charlotte – April 6 and 7th

Atlanta – March 30 and April 20

Tampa – March 9 and 10th

Miami – March 2 and 3rd

D.C. – April 13 and 14th


Under Armour All-American Combines

March 16 – New Orleans

March 31 – Atlanta

April 28 – Baltimore


Commits Elsewhere

Target 2* DE Malik Puryear from High Point, NC has committed to Wake Forest.


Recruiting Graphics

As many of you know, Tyler McIntyre has gone to Louisville with Dwayne Ledford.ย  Our new coordinator for Recruiting Graphics and Social Media is Chanelle Walker, who worked at Baylor University before coming to State.


Some samples of new recruiting graphics for this cycle:


Prospects to Keep An Eye On

Here’s a list of prospects to keep an eye on for potential commitments over the next month or so:

3* CB Joseph Johnson, 3* WR Nate McCollum, 3* CB Devan Boykin, 3* LB Mohamed Kaba, 3* WR Antonio Barber, 4* Kendrick Bingley-Jones, and 3* CB Tyrell Ford.


Upcoming Visits

3* OG RJ Adams from Woodbridge HS (VA) will be visiting this weekend.


Cut List

Target 4* DE Myles Murphy (Southwest Guilford HS – High Point, NC) has released his top 10 school list. We made the cut along with Oklahoma, Tennessee, Ohio State, UNC, South Carolina, Florida, LSU, Alabama, and Notre Dame.






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3-Star WR Antonio Barber Includes NC State in Final 5



Former Tennessee Wide Receiver commit Antonio Barber (6’2″/185) announced his Final-5 schools last night, and NC State made the cut along with Syracuse, Cincinnati, Liberty, and Colorado State.

Temple and South Florida were a part of Barberโ€™s Top-7 back at the beginning of June, but dropped off this list.

247Sports Composite ranks Barber as the #15 player in the state of North Carolina in 2020, and he’s a consensus 3-star prospect. Barber plays for Hough High School in Cornelius, North Carolina.

The Wolfpack already has 3 wide receivers committed in their 2020 recruiting class:

4-Star Porter Rooks
4-Star Nate McCollum
3-Star Stephen Gosnell

Barber was a frequent visitor in Raleigh back in the Spring.

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NC State Football Recruiting Update – 8/7/19



NC State Football Recruiting Update – 8/7/19


Transferring Out:

Senior S Tim Kidd-Glass has announced that he will be transferring out of State.ย  This speaks volumes to me about how much defensive back recruiting has improved in the last several years. This will not affect 2020 recruiting class numbers at all because he was expected to graduate.


Spots Remaining:

Without more attrition, it looks like 4-5 more prospects will be taken. Preference will go to defense: linebacker, secondary, possibly another defensive lineman.ย  My guess would be 1-2 linebackers, 1 Cornerback, 1 Safety, and 1 Defensive Tackle/Defensive End type prospect. NC State might take another offensive lineman, if they are the best possible prospect left on the board, but I would guess the Wolfpack would only do that if a current lineman commit in the program decides to leave before National Signing Day.


Devon Beatty Update:

Target 4* Linebacker Devon Betty (St. Thomas Aquinas HS – Fort Lauderdale, Florida) will be officially visiting on September 6th. He could play a wide variety of positions, depending on how much he grows. He has very good athleticism and pass rushing skills.


Latest Recruiting Graphics:

Official offers went out to 2020 kids on August 1st. Here’s a link to a tweet from Target 4* LB Devon Betty:



Target JUCO 3* Defensive End Pheldarius Payne has committed. He is rated the #2 JUCO DE in the country by 24/7 sports and Scout.

A lot of analysts are commenting about how fast NC State got onto Payne and how they beat a lot of bigger schools to the punch by getting him to commit so early.

I have a feeling he is going to be a big time player, similar to Larrell Murchison.



The Hot 10:

The last 10 prospects believed to be on NC State’s board (at this point) that they have a decent chance with are:

3* S Tyler Jones

3* CB Joshua Pierre Louis

3* OT Anthony Carter Jr.

4* LB Devon Betty

4* DE Jacolbe Cowan

3* DE Sean Martin (recently decommitted from UNC)

3* WR Antonio Barber

3* WR Jhari Patterson

3* LB Jamari Stewart

3* DE Zuriah Fisher


Committed Elsewhere:

Target 4* Defensive Tackle Kendrick Bingley Jones has committed to UNC. Reportedly, he has some academic issues which need to be addressed before he will be eligible.

Target 4* Safety Jaquarious Conley is also rumored to be committing to UNC soon. NC State did not make his top 4 schools and reportedly he also has some academic issues to correct.







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4-Star LB Devon Betty Schedules Official Visit to NC State



4-Star 2020 Devon Betty (6’1″/210) will be taking an official visit to NC State on September 6th, the weekend of the Western Carolina game.

Rivals ranks Betty as a 4-star prospect, and considers him a Weakside Defensive End. They think he’s the 14th best at the position nationally. ESPN and 247 both consider Betty a 3-Star Outside Linebacker prospect.

Betty plays for St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

NC State offered Betty on July 24th.

He also holds offers from Kentucky, Miami, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Pitt, South Carolina, South Florida, Texas, Maryland and others.

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Top JUCO DE Pheldarius Payne Commits to NC State



Last night NC State landed a commitment from JUCO Defensive End Pheldarius Payne (6’3″/270).

Payne plays for Lackawanna Community College in Scranton, Pennsylvania.ย He performed extremely well at NC State camp this summer and earned an offer on July 10th.

247Sports’ Composite Database ranks Payne as the #10 Junior College player in the 2020 recruiting class, and the #1 Strong side Defensive End, and a 3-Star prospect.

As a Freshman at Lackawanna last year, Payne had 23 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks in 11 games.

Payne held one other offer from Liberty University. He is the Wolfpack’s 16th commitment in 2020.

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