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).
3-Star RB Caleb McDowell Commits to NC State
3-Star 2021 Running Back Caleb McDowell (5’10″/175) NC State committed to NC State yesterday.
Respect it!🐐🖤thanks to all coaches who recruited me💯 pic.twitter.com/JxN4VDbc3S
— ~🥋~ (@mcdowellcalebb5) April 15, 2020
McDowell plays for Lee County High School in Leesburg Georgia. He chose to run with the Wolfpack over offers from Syracuse, Cincinnati, Colorado, East Carolina, Purdue, Indiana and others.
NC State offered McDowell back on March 4th.
McDowell reportedly bench presses over 330, and squats 600 pounds, runs a 4.4 40-yard dash, and has a 40+ inch vertical leap. He plays on both sides of the ball, and even earned 1st Team All-State honors last year as a Defensive Back, but he is being recruited to play running back in Raleigh.
— ~🥋~ (@mcdowellcalebb5) December 17, 2019
— Jeff Littleton (@CoachLit22) March 13, 2019
McDowell is NC State’s 4th commit in the 2021 recruiting class.
NC State Makes Top-10 for 3-Star CB Jordan Blackmon
3-Star 2021 Cornerback Jordan Blackmon (5’10″/175) revealed his Top-10 list, and NC State made the cut along with South Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Louisville, Ole Miss, Illinois and Marshall.
— Jblack😴 (@jblack_EG) April 12, 2020
NC State was one of the first to offer Blackmon back on November 19th.
Blackmon plays for Eau Gallie down in Melbourne, Florida. Rivals ranks him as the #49 Cornerback nationally, and the #96 player in the state of Florida.
3-Star CB Mario Love Commits to NC State
3-Star 2021 Cornerback Mario Love (5’10″/170) verbally committed to NC State on Friday.
— Huncho ⁶ (@MarioLoveJr6) April 10, 2020
Love plays for Hough High School in Cornelius, North Carolina. NC State Redshirt Freshman Nickel Jalen Frazier also played for Hough.
247Sports ranks Love as the #36 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class in North Carolina.
He also held offers from Tennessee, Penn State, UNC, Louisville, Georgia Tech, ECU, Duke and others.
3-Star CB Javon Bullard Includes NC State in Top-12
3-Star Cornerback Javon Bullard (6’0″/168) released his Top-12 schools on Sunday, and NC State made the cut along with West Virginia, Auburn, Boston College, Vanderbilt, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, South Carolina, Stanford, Georgia, UCF and Purdue.
MY TOP 12 SCHOOLS ❤︎
*Other schools can still contact me at this time, I am still accepting ALL schools. pic.twitter.com/y9SUv1GCwW
— Javon Bullard ♛ (@cravejaaye) April 5, 2020
NC State offered Bullard a scholarship on February 20th. He plays for Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, Georgia. 247Sports ranks Bullard as the #53 overall player in the state of Georgia in the 2021 recruiting class.
Thus far, NC State has two commitments in their 2021 recruiting class.