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5-Star RB Will Shipley Visiting NC State Today



I confirmed with 5-Star 2021 Running Back Will Shipley (5’11”/200) that he will be in attendance for NC State’s matchup against Ball State tonight.

ESPN ranks Shipley as the #19 overall player nationally in the 2021 recruiting class. 247Sports and Rivals both rank him as the #1 All-Purpose Running Back in 2021.

Shipley ran 206 times for 1,417 yards and 19 touchdowns and caught 28 passes for 393 yards and six more scores as a Sophomore last year for Weddington High School.

Both of his parents are NC State alumni, as well as 20+members of his family. Ties like that give the Wolfpack a chance with the in-state sensation who also holds offers from Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Florida, Georgia, Oregon, Notre Dame, Penn State, Tennessee, USC and a slew of others.

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NC State Football Recruiting Update – October 18, 2019



Football Recruiting Update – October 18, 2019

New offer:

3* WR Joshua Crabtree – Attends Heritage HS in Wake Forest, NC. 6’3″, 185. Rated the #172 Wide Receiver in the Country, 3-Stars by 247 sports, NR by Rivals and ESPN.

Highlights of Crabtree:

Junior Stats: 45 catches for 590 yards with 5 Touchdowns.

Senior Stats: in 6 games – 25 catches for 365 yards with 4 Touchdowns.

He excelled at NC State camp this summer, but coaches kept an eye on him to see how his senior season would progress before offering.



Commit DT Davin Vann has recently gotten a massive upgrade in his ranking on 247Sports. He is now the #16 overall DT in the Country, and now a 4-Star prospect.

Commit QB Ben Finley has also received an upgrade in his ranking on 247Sports. He has been upgraded to the #28 Pro-Style QB in the Country. He was rated the #54 Pro-Style QB in the Country before the rating adjustment.


Senior Stats:

WR Porter Rooks – 25 catches for 558 yards and 7 Touchdowns

S Nehki Meredith – Knee Sprain and out for the season, 5 carries for 96 yards and 5 Touchdowns, 1 catch for 15 yards and 1 Touchdown, 41 tackles and 1 Forced Fumble, 45 yard Interception Return for a Touchdown, 1 Punt Return for 50 yards

JUCO DT Pheldarius Payne – 26 tackles, 7 Tackles for Loss, 4 Sacks, 11 Quarterback Hurries, 1 Forced Fumble, 2 Pass Break Ups

OT Austin Blaske – 61 Pancake blocks, 11 Tackles and 1 Forced Fumble on Defense

TE Ezemdi Udoh – 15 catches for 179 yards and 3 Touchdowns

OT Patrick Matan – 29 Pancake blocks

LB Devon Betty – 16 tackles

OC Ethan Lane – 21 Pancakes

DT Davin Vann – 65 tackles, 14 Tackles for Loss, 11 Sacks, 36 Quarterback Hurries, 3 Forced Fumbles, 3 Fumble Recoveries, 2 carries for 9 yards and 1 Touchdown, 1 pancake block

QB Ben Finley – 94 of 139 passing for 1,713 yards with 20 Touchdowns and 3 Interceptions

OG Sean Hill – 23 Pancakes

WR Stephen Gosnell – 35 catches for 882 yards with 14 Touchdowns, 14 carries for 121 yards and 2 Touchdowns, 11 tackles and 1 Interception, 8 kickoff returns for 246 yards

ATH Ayden White – 13 catches for 304 yards and 5 Touchdowns, 21 Tackles, 2 Tackles for Loss, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Interception, 174 punt return yards with 1 Touchdown, 90 yard Kickoff Return for Touchdown

DT Jaylen Smith – 34 Tackles, 11 Tackles for Loss, 3 Sacks, 4 Pass Deflections, 1 Forced Fumble, 12 Pancakes

OG Jonathan Adorno – 43 Pancakes

ATH Devan Boykin – 26 catches for 329 yards and 7 Touchdowns, 18.5 Tackles, 4 Tackles for Loss, 1 Pass Break Up, 3 Interceptions, 1 Forced Fumble, 6 Punt Returns for 120 yards.

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4-Star WR NC State Commit Porter Rooks: Midseason Reel



4-Star Wide Receiver Porter Rooks is NC State’s highest rated player in their 2020 football recruiting class. Below is his Midseason Highlight Reel that he released earlier this week.

Through 7 games, Rooks has 25 receptions for 588 yards and 7 touchdowns.

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NC State 2020 Football Commits Week 8 Report



Here’s a rundown on how the 2020 NC State verbal commitments did in Week 8.

3-Star Defensive Tackle Davin Vann had 8 tackles, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble in Cary’s 41-21 loss to Panther Creek.

3-Star Cornerback Aydan White had 1 tackle, 2 receptions for 5 yards, and a 93-yard punt return for a touchdown in Christ School’s 28-27 loss to Charlotte Christian.

3-Star Defensive Tackle Jaylen Smith had 6 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble in Hertford County’s 33-21 victory over Northeastern.

3-Star Quarterback Ben Finley had a short outing last week, after he attempted to rush for a touchdown, and dove headfirst, and was flipped in midair, taking a nasty fall.

He didn’t return for the rest of the game, finishing 3 of 7 for 62 yards in Paradise Valley’s 42-0 loss to Cactus Shadows.

3-Star Offensive Guard Jonathan Adorno and his Rolesville squad beat Wakefield 49-19.

3-Star Linebacker Devon Betty had 6 tackles in St. Thomas Aquinas’ 35-0 victory over Plantation.

3-Star Offensive Guard Sean Hill and Brookwood beat Meadowcreek 47-19.

3-Star Wide Receiver Stephen Gosnell had 3 receptions for 105 yards and 2 touchdowns in East Surry’s 70-13 victory over Bishop McGuinness. He also had 1 kickoff return for 61 yards.

3-Star Tight End Ezemdi Udoh had 2 receptions for 15 yards, and 3 tackles in Terry Sanford’s 36-23 victory over Gray’s Creek.

3-Star Defensive Tackle Pheldarius Payne had 3 tackles and 2 sacks in Lackawanna’s 30-17 victory over Monroe College.

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4-Star WR Micah Crowell Attended NC State’s W Over Syracuse



4-Star 2021 Wide Receiver Micah Crowell (6’2”/205) took an unofficial visit to NC State last Thursday, taking in the Wolfpack’s 16-10 victory over Syracuse.

247Sports ranks Crowell as the #93 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class, the #13 Wide Receiver and the #5 player in the state of North Carolina.

Crowell plays for East Forsyth in Kernersville.

He also took an unofficial visit to NC State in March, and picked up an offer from the Wolfpack on January 24th.

Crowell also holds offers from Duke, ECU, UNC, Oregon, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt.

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