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NC State Football Recruiting Update – May 31, 2019



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.


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’s 2020 Football Recruiting Class Ranked 15th After Meredith Commitment



After the verbal commitment of 4-Star Safety Nehki Meredith on Saturday, NC State’s 2020 football recruiting class ranks 15th (17th Composite) according to 247Sport’s database.


Rivals’ database ranks the #Pack20 class 17th.


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4-Star S Nehki Meredith Commits to NC State



4-Star 2020 Safety Nehki Meredith (5’11″/178) committed to NC State on Saturday after a visit.

ESPN ranks Meredith as a 4-Star prospect, and the #8 player in the state of Virginia.

Meredith chose NC State over offers from Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Penn State, UNC, Nebraska, Maryland, Louisville, LSU, Duke and others.

NC State offered Meredith on April 4th. He plays for Bishop Sullivan Catholic in Virginia Beach.

Meredith is the 15th member of the NC State 2020 football recruiting class, and the third defensive back to verbally commit.

  • 4-Star S Nehki Meredith
  • 3-Star CB Aydan White
  • 3-Star CB Devan Boykin

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3-Star LB Jayland Parker Includes NC State in his Top-3



If it wasn’t already clear, 3-Star 2020 Linebacker Jayland Parker (6’2″/214) announced his Top-3 schools last night, and NC State made the cut along with Colorado and Purdue.

Parker took an Official Visit to Purdue on the last weekend in May, took one to Colorado last weekend, and will be taking his last one to NC State next weekend (June 21).

He will be announcing his college choice on July 1st.

Parker included NC State in his Top-11 back on April 1st.

NC State offered Parker back on March 1st, while he was in for an unofficial visit.

Parker plays for Westside High School (Macon, Georgia) in the Peach State, where the Wolfpack are recruiting well in 2020 (4 commitments). He had 58 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, and 2 interceptions last year.

247Sports ranks him as the #48 overall player in the state of Georgia in 2020.

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4-Star CB Joseph Johnson is Taking an Official Visit to NC State this Weekend



He might have de-committed from the Wolfpack on May 8th, but 4-Star 2020 Cornerback Joseph Johnson (6’3″/180) will be back in Raleigh this weekend on an Official Visit.

Before Johnson was an NC State Verbal Commit, he was verbally committed to Tennessee.

Johnson is planning on making his FINAL decision on July 5th at 5pm. He took an Official Visit to Texas A&M last weekend, and left with an offer. His 3rd scheduled Official Visit is next weekend (June 21st) at Penn State.

It will be interesting to see if Johnson takes a 4th or 5th Official Visit before his commitment date.

247Sports ranks Johnson as a 4-Star prospect, the #250 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class nationally, the #20 cornerback, and the #7 player in the state of Virginia.

Johnson had 40 tackles, 4 pass breakups and 2 interceptions for Life Christian Academy (Chester, VA) as a Junior this past season. He earned 2nd Team All-State this past season as a Junior.

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