NC State Football Recruiting Update – July 27, 2019
Dead Period Over:
The Dead Period has ended. We have had some movements with several prospects since the Dead Period started, but not much because we were not allowed to have prospects on campus.
Here’s a great explanation of the NCAA Football Recruiting Calendar for the 2019-2020 academic year:
LB/DE Devon Betty – Attends St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Fort Lauderdale, Florida). 6′, 210. Played DE almost exclusively for Miramar HS last season before transferring to St. Thomas Aquinas for his senior season. He will be part of a tremendously talented LB corp for STA this year (5 of their linebackers have D1 scholarship offers). He’s rated the #31 Outside Linebacker in the Country (3*) by 24/7 sports and Scout, the #14 Weakside Defensive End in the Country (4*) by Rivals, and a NR 3* on ESPN.
Looks like he is currently leaning to Kentucky, but his recruitment is still wide open.
Junior Stats: 22 Tackles, 2 Tackles for Loss, 1 Sack
Rivals.com Feature Video on Betty:
Alpha Wolf Showcase:
The Alpha Wolf Showcase Event was last night. There will be numerous 2020 commits and 2021 targets in attendance.
Some names who are confirmed for the Alpha Wolf Showcase:
2020 – 3* WR Antonio Barber, Commit 3* CB Aydan White, Commit 4* WR Porter Rooks, Commit 4* OT Austin Blaske, Commit 3* WR Stephen Gosnell, Commit 3* DB Devon Boykin, Commit 3* WR Nate McCollum, Commit 3* DT Davin Vann, Commit 3* OG Jonathan Adorno, Commit 4* S Nehki Meredith, Commit 3* OT Patrick Matan, Commit 3* DT Jaylen Smith, 3* DB Joshua Pierre-Louis, 3* DT Pheldarius Payne, Commit 3* TE Ezemdi Udoh
2021 – 4* DE Jahvaree Ritzie, 3* CB Mario Love, 3* WR Jacob Gill, 3* DE Keeshawn Silver, 3* CB Kamarro Edmonds, 3* TE Miles Campbell, 3* RB/LB Jordan Poole, 4* QB Aaron McLaughlin, WR/CB Brandon Johnson, 4* RB Will Shipley, NR LB Dameon Wilson, 3* S Bryce Steele, 3* OG Jaden Lindsey, 3* DE Travali Price.
Off The Block:
Target 2020 4* S Jaquarious Conley from Jacksonville, NC has narrowed his list to his top 4 schools.
We did not make the cut. His final 4 schools are UNC, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, and Duke. He will be officially visiting South Carolina for the Alabama game.
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.