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

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

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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.

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Rivals’ database ranks the #Pack20 class 17th.

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4-Star S Nehki Meredith Commits to NC State

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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

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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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NC State Football Recruiting Update – June 13, 2019

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Red Light Explosion…

Recent Commits Include: 3* DT Davin Vann, 3* OT Patrick Matan, 3* WR Stephen Gosnell, 2* TE Ezemdi Udoh, 3* OT Jonathan Adorno, and 3* OG Sean Hill. All of these prospects committed over the course of six days. Matan was the only one that came out of the blue, but he is still a very promising prospect from a very highly regarded HS program in Washington, DC. Udoh is a very athletic and lengthy TE prospect who State just offered last week.

Highlights of Recent Commits:

Gosnell:

Vann:

Matan:

Hill:

Udoh:

Adorno:

Current Commits:

A quick rundown of our current commits in the 2020 class (based upon ranking from Rivals).

4* WR Porter Rooks, 3* QB Ben Finley, 3* DT Jayden Smith, 3* CB Ayden White, 3* WR Nate McCollum, 3* ATH Devan Boykin, 3* C Ethan Lane, 3* OT Austin Blaske, 3* WR Stephen Gosnell, 3* OT Patrick Matan,3* OT Jonathan Adorno, 3* OG Sean Hill, 2* TE Emezdi Udoh, and NR DT Davin Vann.

Important to note that we have already taken 5 O-Line prospects in this class and we are probably done at OL.

Currently, our class is ranked the #13 class in the country by 24/7 Sports and Scout and the #17 class in the country by Rivals (Rivals’ ranking does not include Davin Vann, he is still listed as NR with no stars in their database).

Current Spots Left:

Looks like we have 6-7 spots left in the 2020 cycle, depending on attrition. Conventional wisdom states that we will definitely try to land 2-3 DE/DT, 1 LB, 1 CB/S, and possibly 1 RB with the spots we have left.

Whiffed…

Several prospects have decided to commit to other schools since my last recruiting piece – 4* WR Muhsin Muhammad committed to Texas A&M, 3* DE AJ Beatty committed to UNC, 3* TE Matt Hibner committed to Michigan.

Upcoming Official Visits:

4* CB Joseph Johnson will officially visit Raleigh on 6/14, 3* DT Henry Bryant will officially visit Raleigh on 6/20, and 3* LB Jayland Parker will officially visit Raleigh on 6/21. It is no secret that our staff really wants to land all three.

Joseph Johnson is expected to announce his college destination on July 4th.

Recruiting Graphic about Johnson’s Official Visit:

Another prospect to keep an eye on for an official visit is 4* DT Kendrick Bingley-Jones. He is scheduled to announce his college destination on August 3rd and already has official visits booked to Florida (6/7), UNC (6/14), and Ohio State (6/21), per NCAA regulations he can take 5 official visits.

New RB Prospect Emerging:

RB Jabari Small from Briarcrest Christian Academy in Memphis, Tennessee was offered last Thursday. Small is 5’10”, 195, and is rated the #10 All-Purpose Back in the Country (3*) by 24/7 sports and Scout, the #12 All-Purpose Back in the Country (3*) by Rivals, and the #48 Running Back in the Country (3*) by ESPN.

Junior Stats: 141 rushes for 1,118 yards and 12 Touchdowns, 21 catches for 244 yards and 3 Touchdowns, 7 Kickoff Returners for 247 yards and 1 Touchdown (Long of 81 yards), and 1 Punt Return for 35 yards.

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Narrowing It Down…

Target 3* OL Timothy Lawson has narrowed down his list to his top 3 schools in this Twitter announcement:

I fully expect Lawson will pick Louisville as his college destination later this week.

New Offer:

S Tyler Jones – Attends West Orange High School in Windermere, Florida. 6′, 180. He ran a verified 4.53 at The Opening Regional Event in February 2019. He has recently camped at Duke and State. He is not rated yet on 24/7 sports/Scout and Rivals. He is also a prolific track athlete, runs a 10.75 100 meter and 21.93 200 meter.

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