NC State Men’s Basketball Set to Have a Monster Recruiting Weekend
According to 247Sports’ Evan Daniels, NC State head coach Kevin Keatts has lined up a monster recruiting weekend for the season opening football game.
Source: NC State will host four-star seniors Deivon Smith & John Hugley for official visits this weekend. They'll also host Nick Farrar, Terquavian Smith, Dontrez Styles, Carter Whitt, Quincy Allen & Ja'Dun McDonald for visits.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) August 28, 2019
4-Star 2020 Point Guard Deivon Smith (6’0″/165) and 4-Star 2020 Center John Hugley IV (6’9″/240) will be on Official Visits this weekend.
This will be Smith’s 1st Official Visit, and he will take his next one to Louisville the following weekend. The Wolfpack obviously made Smith’s Top-10 that he released, along with Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi State, Miami, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Oregon, Florida State and Ole Miss. 247Sports ranks Smith as the #41 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class, the #5 point guard (Composite), and #4 player in the state of Georgia. Smith plays for Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia. NC State offered him on July 10th.
The Wolfpack offered Hugley IV on July 18th, and was included in his Top-12 on July 22nd, along with Miami, Pittsburgh, Nebraska, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Florida, Kansas State, Florida State, Mizzou, Penn State, and UCONN. 247Sports ranks Hugley as the #73 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class, and Rivals ranks him 93rd. 247 also ranks him as the #11 Center in the nation, and the #3 player in the state of Ohio. Hugley plays for Brush High School in Cleveland, Ohio. After taking his 1st Official Visit to Raleigh this weekend, Hugley also has Official Visits scheduled to Miami (9/20) and Pitt (9/27).
2020 NC State Power Forward commit Nick Farrar (6’7″/230) will be in attendance on an unofficial visit, trying to lure Smith and Hugley to join him. Farrar recently broke into the rankings over at 247Sports, as a 3-Star prospect, and the #166 player in the 2020 recruiting class. He plays for Apex Friendship (Apex, NC), and committed to run with the Pack on August 7th.
3-Star 2021 Shooting guard Terquavian Smith (6’3″/180), the only other current Wolfpack commit will be joining Farrar. Smith plays for Farmville (Farmville, NC), and committed to NC State on February 18th.
Four other extremely talented 2021 prospects will be on an unofficial visit with Smith.
5-Star Small Forward Quincy Allen (6’7″/180) received an offer from NC State on June 16th. 247Sports ranks him as the #19 overall player (Composite) in the 2021 recruiting class, the #6 Small Forward, and the #1 player in Washington D.C. Allen plays for Maret School in the nations Capitol. He also holds offers from Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Florida, Syracuse, Boston College, Clemson, Miami, Pitt, Rutgers, Seton Hall and others.
4-Star Small Forward Dontrez Styles (6’6″/199) is ranked as the #91 overall player in the 2021 class by Rivals. NC State offered Styles on July 16th. The standout from Kinston, North Carolina also holds offers from Georgetown, Maryland, Mississippi, Pitt, Clemson, St. John’s, VCU and others.
4-Star Point Guard Carter Whitt picked up an offer from NC State after the John Wall Holiday Invitational on December 31st. Whitt is a player that the Wolfpack would love to keep in Raleigh, playing for Leesville Road. Rivals ranks him as the #44 player in the 2021 class, and 247Sports ranks him as the #8 point guard and #2 player in the state of North Carolina. It was previously reported that Whitt would be taking his first official visit to Boston College this weekend, but it looks like plans may have changed. Whitt also holds offers from Clemson, Florida, Boston College, Iowa State, Maryland, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest.
4-Star SF Jahki Howard Takes an Unofficial Visit to NC State
4-Star 2024 Small Forward Jahki Howard (6’7″/180) took an Unofficial Visit to NC State yesterday alongside 4-Star Shooting Guard Paul McNeil, who verbally committed to run with the Wolfpack yesterday.
🐺🐺nation ? Unofficial visit❤️🤍 #notcommitted pic.twitter.com/NxNncnptkm
— Jahki Howard (@showtime_ki) February 20, 2023
Howard is ranked as the #51 overall player nationally in the 2024 class by Rivals, and the #4 player in the state of Georgia according to ESPN. Howard plays for Overtime Elite in Atlanta, where 2023 NC State signee Trey Parker plays.
He also holds offers from Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Providence, Auburn, Rutgers, Illinois, Texas A&M, Mississippi St, Wake Forest, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Arizona St, Kansas, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, and others.
As far as I can tell, Howard doesn’t hold an offer from NC State at this point.
Jahki Howard earns Player of the Week honors after a big performance vs. Hillcrest dropping 25 PTS, 8 REB, 5 AST 🚀 @showtime_ki pic.twitter.com/yPD5psrm2m
— Overtime Elite (@OvertimeElite) November 29, 2022
4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Paul McNeil Commits to NC State!
What a day! 4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Paul McNeil (6’6″/185) wrapped up his Official Visit to NC State today by committing to run with the Wolfpack, after watching them defeat their rival UNC in PNC Arena.
@PackMensBball #Committed🐺🐺 pic.twitter.com/AiSg5h2wCg
— P2⚡️ (@PaulMcneilJr) February 19, 2023
McNeil is the #17 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class according to ESPN, and the #2 player in the state of North Carolina.
In 2022-23, McNeil is averaging 23.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.4 steals per game for Richmond High School. Last year, he became the first ever Sophomore to win the Gatorade Player of the Year Award in the state of North Carolina.
McNeil also held offers from Clemson, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, Miami, Georgetown, St. John’s, LSU, Virginia Tech, Missouri, and others.
Top-25 2024 SG Paul McNeil is Taking an Official Visit to NC State Next Weekend
2024 4-Star Shooting Guard Paul McNeil (6’6″/185) will be taking an Official Visit to NC State next weekend.
I’m grateful to announce I will be taking an official visit to North Carolina State University this upcoming weekend. This is a great opportunity and I’m looking forward to spending time with Coach Keatts and the program. @PackMensBball @NCStateRivals
— P2⚡️ (@PaulMcneilJr) February 12, 2023
ESPN ranks McNeil as the #17 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, and the #2 player in the state of North Carolina. I don’t understand how recruiting databases work, but at some point this year he will be a 5-star player according to ESPN as long as he stays in the Top-25.
McNeil plays for Richmond Senior in Rockingham, North Carolina.
This is huge for NC State to get a player of McNeil’s caliber to come in for an Official Visit this early in the process.
@ProlificPrep @thegrindsession pic.twitter.com/i7mfsLZ4jN
— P2⚡️ (@PaulMcneilJr) November 14, 2022
4-Star G Austin Swartz Picks Up an Offer from NC State on Visit
4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Austin Swartz (6’5″/180) took an unofficial visit to NC State yesterday, and he left with a scholarship offer.
2024 Cannon (NC) guard Austin Swartz will be on unofficial to NC State tonight as the Pack host Duke.
— Justin Byerly (@JustinByerly) January 4, 2023
I am blessed to receive an Offer from NC State🖤❤️ pic.twitter.com/CePMaPQPz7
— austin swartz (@austin_swartz23) January 5, 2023
Swartz plays for Cannon School in Concord, North Carolina. ON3 ranks him as the #65 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, and the #7 player in the state of North Carolina.
He already holds offers from Virginia Tech, Clemson, Georgia, Illinois, Houston and others.
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