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.
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.