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.
TOUCHDOWN GREENIES! Back-to-back highlight reel catches for Aydan White ‘20 on passes by Navy Shuler ‘20, including a 19-yard TD with 2:27 to go. Christ School 27, Murphy 7. pic.twitter.com/k48G6Rbkly
— Christ School Sports (@greeniesports) September 14, 2019
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.
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.