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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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4-Star QB Braden Davis Includes NC State in First 9

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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.

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.

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NC State’s 2020 Football Recruiting Class Ranks 46th Nationally

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The Early Signing Period for the 2020 College Football Recruiting Class was this week, and NC State’s 2020 class currently ranks 48th according to Rivals and 247Sports, and 46th according to the 247Sports Composite.

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Could 3-Star DT Henry Bryant Flip From Louisville to NC State Today?

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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.

Potential Flips

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.

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4-Star OT Austin Blaske Decommits From NC State

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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.

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.

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