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NC State Football Recruiting Update – June 27, 2019

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NC State Football Recruiting Update – June 27, 2019

Final Camp Report:

Camps ended with a tremendous amount of star power. Commit 4* WR Porter Rooks worked out at the last camp with Target 4* QB Aaron McLaughlin (2021 Prospect). Evidently, they both created a powerful connection with each other and things are still trending in a good direction for us to potentially land McLaughlin. This can be seen by the following Twitter post after the camp:

Camp Performance Updates from Week 3 of Camps:

2020 DB Sean Tucker surprised a lot of people with his athleticism and ball skills. Here’s what 24/7 sports had to say:

One of the biggest standouts at the defensive back position was Washington, D.C. native Sean Tucker. The 6-foot, 170-pound cornerback didn’t participate in every drill at the Wolfpack camps, but did clock in at 4.1 seconds on the 20-yard shuttle along with posting a 9-foot-8 broad jump and 35-inch vertical on his first attempts. Shortly after the Dave Doeren Football Camp, Tucker committed to East Carolina as a member of the 2020 class.

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2021 4* QB Aaron McLaughlin continues to impress. Here’s what 24/7 sports had to say about him:

He was clearly the top quarterback on hand. McLaughlin, who checked in at 6-foot-4 7/8 and 218 pounds, showed good athleticism with a 4.82-second 40-yard dash and 10-foot broad jump.

But he was even more impressive on the field. Physically, he’s in great shape and can make every throw. McLaughlin showed a smooth, quick delivery. He consistently fit passes into tight windows and also showed great touch on his deep ball. He’s clearly one of the top rising junior quarterbacks in the country and getting him on campus twice in the past three months is huge for the Pack.

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2021 3* CB Tymir Brown was also very impressive:

The top prospect at Friday’s camp was 2021 Jacksonville (N.C.) cornerback, Tymir Brown, who checked in at 5-foot-10 1/2 and 164 pounds. In testing, he registered a 4.52-second 40-yard dash, 4.12-second shuttle, 10-foot, 5-inch broad jump and 36.3-inch vertical jump. He was fluid in drills and always jumped to the front of the line to compete. Brown’s strong all-around performance led to an offer from State. The Pack joins Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest among others that have pulled the trigger. He’ll likely be one of State’s top 2021 defensive back targets. And with a need every year for cornerbacks, landing an in-state athlete would be even sweeter for Doeren and his staff.

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2021 WR Jacob Gill was also impressive:

2021 Raleigh (N.C.) Cardinal Gibbons standout Jacob Gill was the most consistent receiver from start to finish in Thursday’s camp. He ran crisp routes and consistently got separation from defensive backs. Gill then participated in the 7-on-7 event on Friday night and showed off that skillset in a game environment against some of the top 7-on-7 teams in the state. The Wolfpack already has an offer out for Gill, but he further proved why he should be one of the top targets in next year’s class with his ball skills and clean drills. Along with State, Gill holds offers from East Carolina, Louisville and Wake Forest. It’s early, but the Pack’s in great shape with Gill.

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The Next Lincolnton Star?

4* DE Darian Roseboro attended Lincolnton HS before coming to State and playing well over four years. The next Lincolnton star and target for State is 2021 4* DE Travali Price. Here’s what 24/7 sports had to say about Price:

Price, who measured 6-3 1/8 and 241 pounds with a 6-9 1/4 wingspan, has a great frame, which will allow him to add a significant amount of weight over the next few years. Price is raw and needs to continue to get stronger, but has a ton of talent. He was quick off the ball, showed good flexibility and active hands. It’s easy to see why he’s so sought-after and he’s definitely a name to know in 2021. His efforts Saturday earned him an offer from the Pack.

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Jayland Parker Update:

3* LB Jayland Parker was slated to take an official visit to Raleigh last week, but it never happened. Most analysts have him committing to Colorado when he announces next week.

New Decision Date:

Target 4* CB Joseph Johnson has decided to move his decision date to July 2nd. He has officially visited State, Penn State, and Texas A&M. Recently, his dad was calling out Penn State on Twitter for getting commitments from two secondary players after Johnson’s official visit. Johnson and his family were very complimentary of State’s staff after his official visit to State, he even posted the following collage on Twitter:


Changes to Waiver/Transfer Rule:

The NCAA is considering changing their Waiver/Transfer Rule to make it more difficult for players to obtain waivers and transfers. In my opinion, the current system is very flawed and allows some players to compete immediately and some who are more deserving not to. This could potentially impact recruiting and make it so more colleges are depending on the recruiting process to get players instead of poaching other college rosters for transfers.

Here’s a link to the story from USA Today

Desmond Evans Update:

UNC is up to some shady stuff with its recruitment of 4* DE Desmond Evans. They have offered his HS teammate a scholarship, and most people say that his HS teammate is probably best suited for D2 or D3 football and is definitely not going to contribute at UNC. Either way, Desmond Evans has stated that he will be attending a cookout at South Carolina this summer and will take all five of his official visits and will announce his top 5 schools during his senior season.

Committed Elsewhere:

Target 3* OL Vershon Lee committed to South Carolina. Target 3* TE Sage Ennis committed to Clemson.

Head to Head Recruiting Story:

The News and Observer posted this interesting story about our Head to Head recruiting with our pale blue neighboring institution of remedial learning.

Dead Period…

June 24th through July 24th this year is the proclaimed “Dead Period” for Football Recruiting. During the dead period: “a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write and telephone student-athletes or their parents during a dead period.” – This is another way of saying that there will be a lot of social media posts and messages between prospects and coaches in the next month. Therefore, expect for the Alpha Wolf Showcase to occur sometime after July 24th in Raleigh.

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NC State 2020 Football Commits Week 4 Report

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This past weekend marked the fourth week of the 2019 high school football season. Here’s a rundown on how the 2020 NC State Football verbal commitments fared.

4-Star Wide Receiver Porter Rooks had 7 receptions for 105 yards and 2 touchdowns in Myers Park’s 47-0 victory over South Mecklenberg. All of his stats were in the 1st half.

3-Star Safety Nehki Meredith had a 10-yard touchdown run, a 50-yard punt return and three tackles in Bishop Sullivan’s 41-33 loss to Richmond Collegiate.

3-Star Cornerback Aydan White had 2 receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown in Christ School’s 27-7 victory over Murphy. He also had 1 tackle.

3-Star Defensive Tackle Jaylen Smith had 4 tackles in Hertford County’s 45-18 victory over Northhampton county.

3-Star Cornerback Devan Boykin had 4 receptions for 62 yards in Ragsdale’s 14-7 victory over Southwest Guilford.

3-Star Defensive Tackle Davin Vann had 7 tackles in Cary’s 16-14 loss to West Brunswick, and 2 forced fumbles.

3-Star Quarterback Ben Finley went bonkers, completing 13 of 15 passes for 295 yards and 5 touchdowns (0 interceptions) in Paradise Valley’s 70-24 victory over Shadow Mountain.

3-Star Wide Receiver Stephen Gosnell had 5 receptions for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns in East Surry’s 56-12 victory over Surry Central.

3-Star Defensive Tackle Pheladarius Payne had 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 QB Hurry in Lackawanna’s 17-7 victory over Snow College.

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3-Star LB Jayland Parker Taking Official Visit to NC State this Weekend

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3-Star 2020 Linebacker Jayland Parker (6’3″/214) will be taking an Official Visit to NC State this weekend, as the Wolfpack host Ball State on Saturday night (7pm).

Parker included NC State in his Top-3 back on June 15th along with Purdue and Colorado. He took Official Visits to both Purdue and Colorado.

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

Parker committed to Colorado back at the beginning of July, but decommitted on September 8th.

He recently took an unofficial visit to Mississippi State, but I think there’s a strong likelihood that Parker leaves this weekend as an NC State commit. Since his decommitment, 5 crystal ball predictions over at 247Sports have come in, and they all project that he will run with the Wolfpack.

He had 58 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, and 2 interceptions last year in 2018 for Westside High School (Macon, GA). Parker has 17 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 1 interception through the first two games of 2019.

247Sports Composite ranks Parker as the #51 player in the state of Georgia, and ESPN ranks him as the #14 Inside Linebacker in the 2020 recruiting class.

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Three 2019 NC State Commits from NC Make Shrine Bowl Roster

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The rosters for the 2019 Shrine Bowl have been released, and 3 NC State commits are on the roster representing North Carolina.

3-Star Offensive Lineman Jonathan Adorno (Rolesville/Rolesville) – #18 player in NC according to Rivals
3-Star Defensive Back Devan Boykin (Ragsdale/Jamestown) – #16 player in NC according to 247Sports
3-Star Defensive Tackle Davin Vann (Cary/Cary) – #12 player in NC according to 247Sports.

2019 North Carolina Shrine Bowl Roster

  • Jonathan Adorno (Rolesville)
  • Adam Atkins (Southeast Guilford)
  • Jefferson Boaz (East Surry)
  • Devan Boykin (Ragsdale)
  • Jaki Brevard (Southern Durham)
  • Elijah Burnette (Eastern Alamance)
  • Elijah Burris (Mountain Island Charter)
  • Trey Byers (Ashbrook)
  • Chance Carroll (Hough)
  • Anthony Carter, Jr. (Butler)
  • Roe Chitwood (Myers Park)
  • Will Cobb (Weddington)
  • Ja’Qurious Conley (Northside-Jacksonville)
  • Quinton Cooley (Southern Nash)
  • Grant Copeland (West Forsyth)
  • Cameron Dairymple (Wallace-Rose Hill)
  • Nick Dobson (Wallace-Rose Hill)
  • Desmond Evans (Lee County)
  • Maliek Faust (Harding University)
  • Tavien Ford (Olympic)
  • Taurienne Freeman (Westover)
  • Cedric Gray (Ardrey Kell)
  • Ray Grier (South Point)
  • Johnny Hassard (West Rowan)
  • Maquel Haywood (Wake Forest)
  • Joshua Karty (Western Alamance)
  • Jonathan King (Southeast Guilford)
  • Ahmani Marshall (East Forsyth)
  • Mitchell Mayes (Leesville Road)
  • J’Vian McCray (West Brunswick)
  • Malik McGowen (Charlotte Catholic)
  • Alec Mock (Weddington)
  • Chris Morgan (Maiden)
  • Darius Ocean (Hough)
  • Javondre Paige (Page)
  • Jhari Patterson (AC Reynolds)
  • Stephen Sings (Vance)
  • Chance Smith (Wake Forest)
  • Adrian Spellman (Northeastern)
  • Da’Qon Stewart (North Mecklenburg)
  • Stefon Thompson (Vance)
  • Davin Vann (Cary)
  • Shane Whitter (Williams)
  • G’Mone Wilson (West Forsyth)

Last year 9 of NC State’s 2018 commits were on the North Carolina roster. This will mark the 83rd time that North Carolina and South Carolina have played one another in the Shrine Bowl.

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Georgia Tech Trying to Flip 4-Star WR NC State Commit Nate McCollum

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4-Star 2020 Wide Receiver Nate McCollum committed to NC State back on March 31st, but that isn’t stopping Georgia Tech from trying to flip him. He has a scholarship to play both football and baseball in Raleigh, but Georgia Tech has offered him the same opportunity closer to home.

McCollum plays for Dutchtown in Hampton, Georgia.

The Yellow Jackets are laying it on thick as of late. After visiting NC State for their season opener, McCollum was in Atlanta last Saturday watching Georgia Tech beat USF 14-10.

McCollum is showing love to both NC State and Georgia Tech. The Wolfpack coaching staff will have to work to keep McCollum solid on his commitment.

Georgia Tech flipped All-American Running Back Jamious Griffin from NC State last year.

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