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NC State Football Recruiting Update – May 31, 2019

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NC State Football Recruiting Update – May 31, 2019

Upcoming Official Visits

3* LB Jayland Parker will be officially visiting State on June 21st. He will be making his college decision on July 1st.

3* OL Timothy Lawson will be officially visiting State in early June.

Decision Date – Part Deux?

4* CB Joseph Johnson, who was committed to State earlier this Spring, has created a decision date of July 4th for his next announcement.

Recent Visit

3* TE Sage Ennis recently visited Raleigh. At this point, it looks like it is going to be a tough battle to get him away from Florida State, but he had a really good visit to Raleigh as demonstrated by his Twitter page:

Top 6 Cut

We have made the cut for the Top 6 for 3* OL Joshua Jones from Georgia. We made it along with Florida State, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi State, and LSU.

New Offer

3* WR/CB Dominick Hill – 6’1″, 185. Attends Jones HS in Orlando, Florida. Rated the #178 Wide Receiver in the Country (3*) by 24/7 sports and Scout, the #39 Athlete in the Country (3*) by Rivals, and the #140 Athlete in the Country (3*) by ESPN. Hill plans to announce his college destination on August 1st.

He’s recently been asked to move to Defensive Back by his HS coach as demonstrated in this article.

Highlights of Hill

Upcoming Unofficial Visit

3* OL Alex Atcavage from IMG Academy will be unofficially visiting Raleigh on June 7th. He also plans to unofficially visit Minnesota on June 9th. Current intel suggests that he will be making his college decision by sometime in early July.

Taking the Lead…

We have taken the lead for 3* WR Stephen Gosnell from East Surry HS in Pilot Mountain, NC. As I stated in my last piece, Gosnell can do a lot of different things on the football field, and can be a difference maker at slot receiver or outside receiver at the next level. I would compare his film to a cross between Jordy Nelson and Eric Decker, with a little more overall athletic ability. I’ve heard from some of my sources in the East Surry area that he is a great kid who works very hard and would definitely fit the “blue collar hands in the dirt” mentality which Doeren likes, and the length/athletic type that McDonald covets.

We have also taken the lead for high 3* S Nekhi Meredith from Bishop Sullivan Catholic HS in Virginia Beach, VA. Meredith is rated the #28 Safety in the Country (3*) by 24/7 sports and Scout, the #22 Safety in the Country (3*) by Rivals, and the #32 Safety in the Country (4*) by ESPN. He reminds me a lot of a cross between Jarius Morehead and Earl Wolff on film. A little undersized, but makes up for it with tackling ability, pursuit angles, and good open field ball skills.

Roadrunner?

Commit 3* ATH Devan Boykin absolutely shredded his 40 time at the Shrine Bowl Combine about a week and a half ago. He trimmed his 40 time down from 4.72 to 4.5. He’s a very athletic prospect who will be very exciting to watch as he continues to develop his senior year at Ragsdale HS in Jamestown, NC.

Roadrunner Part Deux?

Commit 3* WR Nate McCollum continues to show off his wheels in baseball events. Here’s a clip of him running an electric 6.38 60 yard dash last week (to put that in reference, Trea “Burner” Turner ran a 6.25 60 yard time his junior year in college).

Camp Season…

NC State’s Football Camps will start up on June 6th. High School 1 Day Camps are on June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22. High School 7-on-7 Camps are on June 14 and 21st. Specialist Camp is on June 8th. The Alpha Wolf Showcase should be sometime around June 16th. I would look for us to pick up several commitments during camp weeks.

End of the Evaluation Period…

The “Evaluation Period part of the Recruiting Calendar, as dictated by the NCAA, will end on May 31st. Then, the next period is the “Quiet Period,” which will last from June 1 – July 31st, with the exception of the “Dead Period” which is from June 24th to July 24th, which coincides with a lot of all-star combines and coaches’ conferences throughout the country.

The Latest Recruiting Graphics via Rico Powers’ Twitter Page:

Making The Cut…

We have made the cut for 3* TE Blake Smith from Carroll HS in Southlake, Texas. He is rated the #20 Tight End in the Country (3*) by 24/7 sports and Scout, a NR 3* on Rivals, and the #7 TE/H-Back in the Country (3*) by ESPN. He plays mostly QB for his High School team.

The Updated Hot 30 based upon the likelihood of landing:

3* LB Jayland Parker, 3* OL Alex Atcavage, 3* WR Stephen Gosnell, 3* OG Sean Hill, 4* WR Mushin Muhammad, 3* OL Jonathan Adorno, 3* DB Joshua Pierre-Louis, 3* S Nekhi Meredith, 3* OT Anthony Carter, 4* DE Desmond Evans, 3* OT Timothy Lawson, 3* TE Matthew Hibner, 3* TE Sage Ennis, 4* DT Henry Bryant, 4* DT Kendrick Bingley-Jones, 3* WR Jhari Patterson, 4* DE Jacolbe Cowan, 3* WR Antonio Barber, 3* WR/ATH Dominick Hill, 3* RB Elijah Green, 3* OL Joshua Jones, 3* WR Aydin Henningham, 3* DE Jamari Stewart, 3* TE Blake Smith, 3* ATH Chris Long, 4* ATH Ja’Quarious Conley, and 3* OG Vershon Lee.

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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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