NC State has had some serious football talent come through Raleigh recently. Here’s a look at which recruits have been by this week.
3-Star 2020 Wide Receiver Antonio Barber is visiting NC State today.
— Antonio Barber (@toniobarber11) March 20, 2019
Barber (6’2″/185) is still technically a Tennessee commit, but after his visit today, he will have made the trip to Raleigh three times in the past 30 days. He recently visited Penn State as well. Barber played with NC State 2019 commit Jalen Frazier at Hough in Cornelius, North Carolina. Rivals ranks Barber as the #5 player in the state of North Carolina.
All things are pointing towards Barber eventually running with the Wolfpack.
Barber’s teammate at Hough, 4-Star 2021 Running Back Evan Pryor (5’11″/175) is also visiting today.
— 𝓔𝓿𝓪𝓷 𝓟𝓻𝔂𝓸𝓻 (@evanpryor3) March 19, 2019
NC State offered Pryor on January 10th, and he took an unofficial visit on January 19th. He has also recently unofficially visited UNC, Penn State, Virginia Tech, and Georgia. Alabama recently offered.
247Sports ranks Pryor as the #67 overall player in the 2021 class, the #6 Running Back, and the #3 player in the state of North Carolina.
Pryor rushed for 912 yards (6.2 yards per carry) and 10 touchdowns for Hough this year. He also had 24 receptions for 277 yards and 4 touchdowns.
3-Star 2020 Center Seth Williams (6’3″/315) is also visiting NC State today.
— Seth Williams (@sethawilliams20) March 20, 2019
Williams plays for Statesville High School (Statesville, NC). He holds offers from Appalachian State, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Liberty, Navy, and Marshall. He recently visited App St., and is visiting Wake Forest tomorrow.
Williams visited Raleigh back on Junior Day as well.
2020 3-Star Linebacker Jayland Parker (6’2″/214) was in for a visit yesterday.
Raleigh what’s good 🐺🔴⚫️
— Jayland Parker 🎱 (@JaylandParker) March 21, 2019
NC State offered Parker back on March 1st when he was on an unofficial visit. He has also recently visited Florida State, Georgia Tech and Tennessee.
Parker also holds offers from Wake Forest, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Purdue, Rutgers, Pitt, Mississippi State, Kansas, Louisville, Duke and others.
Rivals lists Parker as a Safety, and 247Sports lists him as an Inside Linebacker.
Parker had 58 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, and 2 interceptions for Westside (Macon, GA) last year.
4-Star 2021 Quarterback Jake Rubley (6’3″/195) was in for a visit yesterday, and picked up an offer from the Wolfpack while he was here.
— Jake Rubley (@jake_rubley) March 21, 2019
Rubley also holds offers from LSU, Iowa, Colorado, Colorado St., South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Wisconsin, Northwestern and others.
247Sports ranks Rubley as the #82 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class, the #4 quarterback, and the #2 player in the state of Colorado.
Rubley passed for 1,951 yards and 20 touchdowns (5 int) last year for Highlands Ranch (Highlands Ranch, CO).
4-Star QB Braden Davis Includes NC State in First 9
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.
— Braden Davis (@BradenDavis_5) December 27, 2019
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.
NC State’s 2020 Football Recruiting Class Ranks 46th Nationally
Could 3-Star DT Henry Bryant Flip From Louisville to NC State Today?
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.
Henry Bryant III, Atlantic, DL
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.
4-Star OT Austin Blaske Decommits From NC State
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.
Respect my decision 💯 pic.twitter.com/0I094XEHsZ
— Austin Blaske (@AustinBlaske) December 18, 2019
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.