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Rivals: Can NC State Flip these Two 2023 Verbal Commits?

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Adam Friedman of Rivals wrote a piece on Monday highlighting numerous verbally committed players in the 2023 recruiting class who could possibly flip their commitment to another school. Two of the players he highlighted were candidates to possibly flip to NC State.

4-Star Ohio State Wide Receiver Commit: Noah Rogers

There are other players on this list more likely to flip than Rogers but he is worth keeping an eye on. Rogers had a difficult time making his choice back in the summer but Ohio State landed his commitment despite the strong ties he has to NC State and North Carolina.

Rogers has a brother that plays for the Tar Heels but the team that nearly got him to commit was NC State. 

NC State was in Rogers’ Final 5 schools back in May, before verbally committing to Ohio State on June 22nd. Rogers is right down the road from NC State, playing at Rolesville.
Rogers took an Official Visit to Ohio State on June 17th, and then took one with NC State the following weekend. On June 22nd, he verbally committed to the Buckeyes, but that didn’t stop him from taking an Official Visit to UNC on June 24th.
ON3 ranks Rogers as a 5-star recruit, the #17 overall player nationally in the 2023 recruiting class, and the #1 player in the state of North Carolina.
3-Star Florida State Defensive Tackle Commit: Keith Sampson 

Sampson was one of the first players to commit to Florida State’s 2023 class but he spent a lot of time visiting other schools in the offseason too. NC State is the big one to watch here. The Wolfpack have targeted Sampson for a long time and brought him in on a couple visits earlier this year.

The Florida State coaches are staying close with Sampson but it still seems like there is a chance Sampson flips at some point down the road. (Rivals)

Interestingly, Florida State wasn’t even in Sampson’s Top-5 when he released it in January. That list included Clemson, Ohio State, South Carolina, NC State and Georgia. Sampson is also a North Carolina high school standout, playing for New Bern.

Back in May of last year, NC State offered Sampson 1 day after Florida State did.

ON3, 247Sports and ESPN all rank Sampson as a 4-star recruit, and 247 ranks him as the #145 overall player nationally in the 2023 recruiting class, and the #4 player in the state of North Carolina.

Matthew is Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He writes for all sports, with a focus on football and recruiting, and is in charge of business strategy. He is an NC State alum who majored in business. Matthew is also the lead pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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Major NC State RB Target is Back on the Board: 4-Star Kendrick Raphael

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A major NC State 2023 Running Back target is back on the board. 4-Star Kendrick Raphael (5’11″/180) decommitted from Iowa yesterday, and has reopened his recruitment.

Raphael took an Official Visit to NC State back on June 3rd, and it seemed like the Wolfpack were in the lead, but then he took his Official Visit Iowa on June 10th, and committed to the Hawkeyes on June 13th.

NC State was the first school to offer Raphael back on September 21st of last year.

Raphael plays for Naples High School (Naples, FL), and is ranked as the #283 overall player nationally in the 2023 recruiting class by ESPN. Last year, he rushed for 1,374 yards (10.9 yards per carry) and 18 touchdowns.

Here’s a look at his gaudy stats through 4 games of his Senior season.

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ON3: 2 NC State 2023 Football Commits were Awarded their 4th Star Today

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ON3 updated their rankings for the 2023 recruiting class today, and NC State has four 4-Star verbal commitments in the 2023 recruiting class.

Offensive Tackle Darion Rivers and Cornerback Brandon Cisse both were given an additional star today, moving from 3-star prospects to 4-star prospects.

The NC State 2023 recruiting class is currently ranked 37th nationally according to ON3.

If you look at the other recruiting databases, the Wolfpack have 2 other 4-star commits in Athlete Zack Myers (247 & Rivals) and Wide Receiver Kevin Concepcion (Rivals), giving them 6 total.

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NC State 2023 Football Commits Week 5 Report

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This past weekend marked the 5th week of the 2022 High School Football season. Here’s a rundown of how some of the 2023 NC State commits showed out.

4-Star Safety Daemon Fagan had 19 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 interception and 1 fumble recover in American Heritage’s 42-34 victory over Chaminade-Madonna.

4-Star Tight End Javonte Vereen had 6 receptions for 91 yards in Havelock’s 0-27 loss to New Bern.

4-Star Athlete Zack Myers had 7 receptions for 185 yards and a touchdown in Christ Schools’ 14-21 loss to Rabun Gap.

3-Star Defensive End Isaiah Shirley had 5 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 pass breakup and 1 forced fumble in Watauga’s 55-21 victory over Ashe County.

Here are 3-Star Offensive Tackle Kamen Smith’s highlights from 51-32 victory over North Surry.

Here are 3-Star Cornerback Brandon Cisse’s highlights in Lakewood’s 0-41 loss to Andrew Jackson.

Here are 3-Star Athlete Tamarcus Cooley’s highlights from Rolesville’s 55-10 victory over Broughton.

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NC State Offers 3-Star 2024 QB Maealiuaki Smith

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On Friday, NC State offered a scholarship to 3-Star 2o24 Quarterback Maealiuaki Smith (6’4″/210) out of Junipero High School in San Mateo, California.

Smith’s offer sheet is impressive, also holding offers from Arizona, FSU, Kentucky, Nebraska, San Jose St., Michigan St., Washington, Colorado, Louisville, and UNLV.

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