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.247
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.247
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.247
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.247
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.247
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.
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.
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.
3-Star RB Caleb McDowell Commits to NC State
3-Star 2021 Running Back Caleb McDowell (5’10″/175) NC State committed to NC State yesterday.
Respect it!🐐🖤thanks to all coaches who recruited me💯 pic.twitter.com/JxN4VDbc3S
— ~🥋~ (@mcdowellcalebb5) April 15, 2020
McDowell plays for Lee County High School in Leesburg Georgia. He chose to run with the Wolfpack over offers from Syracuse, Cincinnati, Colorado, East Carolina, Purdue, Indiana and others.
NC State offered McDowell back on March 4th.
McDowell reportedly bench presses over 330, and squats 600 pounds, runs a 4.4 40-yard dash, and has a 40+ inch vertical leap. He plays on both sides of the ball, and even earned 1st Team All-State honors last year as a Defensive Back, but he is being recruited to play running back in Raleigh.
— ~🥋~ (@mcdowellcalebb5) December 17, 2019
— Jeff Littleton (@CoachLit22) March 13, 2019
McDowell is NC State’s 4th commit in the 2021 recruiting class.
NC State Makes Top-10 for 3-Star CB Jordan Blackmon
3-Star 2021 Cornerback Jordan Blackmon (5’10″/175) revealed his Top-10 list, and NC State made the cut along with South Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Louisville, Ole Miss, Illinois and Marshall.
— Jblack😴 (@jblack_EG) April 12, 2020
NC State was one of the first to offer Blackmon back on November 19th.
Blackmon plays for Eau Gallie down in Melbourne, Florida. Rivals ranks him as the #49 Cornerback nationally, and the #96 player in the state of Florida.
3-Star CB Mario Love Commits to NC State
3-Star 2021 Cornerback Mario Love (5’10″/170) verbally committed to NC State on Friday.
— Huncho ⁶ (@MarioLoveJr6) April 10, 2020
Love plays for Hough High School in Cornelius, North Carolina. NC State Redshirt Freshman Nickel Jalen Frazier also played for Hough.
247Sports ranks Love as the #36 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class in North Carolina.
He also held offers from Tennessee, Penn State, UNC, Louisville, Georgia Tech, ECU, Duke and others.
3-Star CB Javon Bullard Includes NC State in Top-12
3-Star Cornerback Javon Bullard (6’0″/168) released his Top-12 schools on Sunday, and NC State made the cut along with West Virginia, Auburn, Boston College, Vanderbilt, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, South Carolina, Stanford, Georgia, UCF and Purdue.
MY TOP 12 SCHOOLS ❤︎
*Other schools can still contact me at this time, I am still accepting ALL schools. pic.twitter.com/y9SUv1GCwW
— Javon Bullard ♛ (@cravejaaye) April 5, 2020
NC State offered Bullard a scholarship on February 20th. He plays for Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, Georgia. 247Sports ranks Bullard as the #53 overall player in the state of Georgia in the 2021 recruiting class.
Thus far, NC State has two commitments in their 2021 recruiting class.