Football Recruiting Update – October 18, 2019
— Josh Crabtree (@jcrabtree34) October 9, 2019
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.
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.
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.