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NC State Football Recruiting Update – October 3, 2019

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NC State Football Recruiting Update – October 3, 2019

 

Recent Decommitment: 4* WR Nate McCollum from Georgia. Reportedly enamored with Georgia Tech (his hometown school). I would think that Georgia Tech’s poor showing last weekend did not help them with him at all. However, they probably have him convinced that he will get immediate playing time and will be a standout for them as they attempt to fully convert from a Triple Option attack to a Spread scheme.

 

Wide Receiver Targets: Antonio Barber and Jhari Patterson are two NC recruits who have been targets of State for a long time. However, Barber has been wishy washy with his recruitment going back to when he was committed to Tennessee, then uncommitted. Patterson’s recruitment has been a lot more quiet. Latest intel. from multiple sources indicates that both of them might have some issues qualifying, therefore State is probably looking at a rising sleeper type high school prospect or a JUCO prospect.

 

Some intriguing names to follow at Wide Receiver:

 

High School: 

3* WR Damien Alford – Attends McArthur HS in Hollywood, Florida. 6’5″, 210. He has scheduled official visits to Kentucky and Syracuse in December so far, we have offered.

3* WR Travis Tillman – Attends Killian HS in Miami, Florida. 5’11”, 135. We have offered.

3* WR Keishon Porter – Attends Southwest Edgecombe HS in NC. 6’4″, 185.  No offer yet.

NR APB/WR Andrew Henley – Attends Hallandale HS in Hallandale, Florida. 5’6″, 147. We have offered.

3* TE Jake Ray – Attends St. Thomas Aquinas HS in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 6’3″, 234. Attends the same HS as current commit LB Devon Betty. We have offered.

3* WR Joshua Crabtree – Attends Heritage HS in Wake Forest, NC. An intriguing prospect who we have not offered yet.

 

JUCO:

2* WR Colby Cooper – Attends Independence Community College. 5’11”, 190. From Raleigh originally, attended Wake Forest HS.

3* WR John Jiles – Attends Fort Scott Community College. 6’3″, 215. From Raleigh originally, attended Wake Forest HS.

3* WR Bernard Porter – Attends Highland Community College. 6’3″, 190. 4.55 40. From South Carolina originally, attended Ridgeview HS in Columbia, South Carolina.

3* WR Justin McGriff – Attends ASA College in Miami. Originally from Tampa, Florida. 6’5″, 210.

 

Other Interesting Names to Consider

 

Updated Senior Stats For Current Commits:

4* WR Porter Rooks – 21 catches for 442 yards and 6 Touchdowns. 5-0 this season

3* S Nekhi Meredith – 3 carrels for 65 yards and 3 Touchdowns, 1 catch for 15 yards, 29 tackles with a 45 yard pick 6 on defense, 1 punt return for 50 yards. 2-4 this season.

3* JUCO DT Pheldarius Payne – 4 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 pass breakup and 4 quarterback hurries. 4-0 this season.

4* OT Austin Blaske – 44 pancakes, 10 tackles and 1 forced fumble on defense. 4-1 this season

3* CB Aydan White – 9 catches for 277 yards and 5 Touchdowns, 7 tackles and 1 pick 6 on defense, 2 punt returns for 80 yards. 3-1 this season.

3* DT Jaylen Smith – 27 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 4 pass deflections, 12 pancakes on offense. 4-1 this season.

3* OT Jonathan Adorno – 38 pancakes. 6-0 this season

3*ATH Devan Boykin – 23 catches for 312 yards and 6 Touchdowns, 15.5 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 1 pass deflection, 3 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, 6 punt returns for 120 yards. 2-4 this season.

3* C Ethan Lane – 18 pancakes. 3-2 this season.

3* DT Davin Vann – 50 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 9 sacks, 28 quarterback hurries, 3 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 2 carries for 9 yards and 1 Touchdown, 1 pancake. 2-4 this season.

3* QB Ben Finley – 73 of 97 for 1,398 yards with 17 Touchdowns and 1 Interception. 5-0 this season.

3* OG Sean Hill – 19 pancakes. 2-3 this season.

3* WR Stephen Gosnell – 32 catches for 777 yards and 11 Touchdowns, 14 carries for 121 yards and 2 Touchdowns, 11 tackles, 1 Interception, 1 70 yard kickoff return, 6-0 this season. Had a monster game against Reidsville (the #1 3A team in the State) last week for 11 catches for 263 yards and 4 Touchdowns, 11 carries for 101 yards and 1 Touchdown.

3* TE Ezemdi Udoh – 9 catches for 124 yards and 2 Touchdowns. 3-2 this season.

3* OT Patrick Matan – 12 pancakes. 6-0 this season.

3* LB Devon Betty – 5 tackles, 1 tackle for loss. 4-0 this season.

 

Target WR Antonio Barber is reportedly injured and will miss the rest of his senior season.

 

Next Marquee Recruiting Weekend:

Look for the weekend of October 11th to be a big recruiting weekend with NC State playing on a Thursday night. I would not be surprised to see at least one commitment that weekend, from either a 2021 kid or potentially a 2020 kid (LB Jayland Parker, OT Anthony Carter Jr., or CB Joshua Pierre Louis).

 

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

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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

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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

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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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NC State 2020 Football Commits Week 7 Report

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Here’s a rundown on how the 2020 NC State verbal commitments did in Week 7.

4-Star Wide Receiver Porter Rooks had a 66-yard reception in Myers Park’s 62-7 victory over Rocky River.

3-Star Safety Nehki Meredith had 1 forced fumble and 2 rushing touchdowns in Catholic’s 28-14 loss to Fairmont Heights.

3-Star Offensive Tackle Austin Blaske and South Effingham beat Tattnall County 49-14.

3-Star Cornerback Aydan White had 4 receptions for 32 yards in Christ School’s 14-13 victory over Providence Day, and returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown.

3-Star Defensive Tackle Jaylen Smith had 9 tackles (1 for loss) and 1 forced fumble in Hertford County’s 28-14 win over Gates County.

3-Star Cornerback Devan Boykin had a 15-yard touchdown reception in Ragsdale’s 26-6 loss to Glenn.

3-Star Defensive Tackle Davin Vann had 7 tackles and 1 sack in Cary’s 29-27 loss to Riverside.

3-Star Quarterback Ben Finley had 3 touchdowns in Paradise Valley’s 38-36 loss to Desert Mountain.

3-Star Tight End Ezemdi Udoh had 4 receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown in Terry Sanford’s 49-27 victory against Overhills.

3-Star Defensive Tackle Pheldarius Payne had 2 tackles and 1 pass breakup in Lackawanna’s 17-10 victory over ASA Brooklyn.

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