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2023 4-star SG Davin Cosby took his official visit to NC State this past weekend

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Davin Cosby is a local kid out of Word of God Academy in Raleigh.

What that means is that he could head over to campus any time he wants to take unofficial visits, saving his limited official visits for schools not so close to home. However, that’s not what happened. Cosby used one of his official visits to really get a full experience at NC State and to see if it’s a place he’d really fit.

This tells us that Cosby is really serious about NC State, and that’s great news because he’s beginning to really get some high-level attention.

Prior to his visit on Friday, Tony Bennett (UVa’s head man) was in Raleigh to check on him.

With Terquavion Smith set to head to the NBA (most likley) after the season, Keatts needs to bring in a volume scorer at the 2, and Cosby is one of the best on the board. In fact, we think his games looks a lot like Smith’s. He’s 6’5, has a good handle, can get to the hoop, and has unlimited range on his 3. See for yourself.

NC State is also targeting Silas Demary Jr (who is more of a combo guard and could end up being a PG in college), AJ Johnson, and Braelon Green at the guard position for 2023. Not to mention, they’ve been out to see Jaeden Mustaf, Juke Harris and Paul McNeil Jr who are all highly touted SGs in the 2024 class.

Cosby took an official to Alabama in early September, took another to Wake Forest in late July, and another to UVA in late August. With the NC State visit over with, he has LSU to look forward to on October 22nd. Auburn and Tennessee also can’t be counted out, but we think Cosby will have NC State in the mix until the very end.

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5-Star Guard A.J. Johnson is Rescheduling his Official Visit to NC State

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5-Star 2023 Guard A.J. Johnson (6’5″/165) was set to take an Official Visit to NC State this weekend, but the plans have changed, and he is looking to reschedule it near the end of October.

Rivals ranks Johnson as the #9 overall player nationally in the 2023 recruiting class. He has already taken Official Visits to LSU (9/17) and USC (9/10) the past two weekends, and is scheduled to take one to Louisville on October 21st. If Johnson is still planning to take an Official Visit to Raleigh in late-October, he might be in early on October 27th, when the NC State football team will host Virginia Tech on Thursday night on ESPN.

According to 247’s Travis Branham, Kansas, Arizona State and Gonzaga are all candidates for the 5th and final Official Visit.

Johnson plays for Donda Academy in Simi Valley, California, and honestly, he is a candidate to try to play professionally outside the NBA for a season, prior to entering the 2024 NBA Draft.

 

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NC State Basketball Recruiting Update: 9/21

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There’s a lot happening in regards to NC State Men’s Basketball recruiting, so I thought I’d just throw a buffet line of info in one piece to knock it out.

Wolfpack head coach Kevin Keatts was in Asheville yesterday to check out 2023 4-Star Shooting Guard Silas Demary Jr., 2024 4- Star Shooting Guard Rakease Passmore and 2024 5-Star Small Forward Trentyn Flowers at Combine Academy.

On Monday, Keatts was in to see 4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Juke Harris in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Members of the Wolfpack coaching staff were in to see 4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Jaeden Mustaf in Matthew, North Carolina.

4-Star 2024 Small Forward Isaiah Evans is planning an unofficial visit to NC State.

NC State has been in to see 4-Star 2024 Shooting Guard Sir Mohammed, and he took an unofficial visit to NC State. The Wolfpack offered him on August 2nd.

 

 

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4-Star SF Dennis Parker Includes NC State in Final 5 Schools

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4-Star 2023 Small Forward Dennis Parker (6’6″/175) has revealed his Final 5 schools, and NC State made the cut along with Georgetown, Missouri, Oklahoma State, and USC.

After taking an Official Visit to Missouri this upcoming weekend, Parker will have taken Official Visits to all 5 schools. Parker took his Official to NC State on the weekend of September 9th.

Here’s what he had to say to ON3 about NC State:

NC State: “The best part was, once again, the plan. They are going to support me in my dreams. I’m all in on whoever I go to. I had never been to Raleigh, and it was actually pretty nice. Coach Keatts kind of models my game of a little bit like Dereon Seabron. They space the floor, set screens, and just go downhill from there.” (ON3)

ON3 ranks Parker as the #59 overall player nationally in the 2023 recruiting class, and the #2 player in the state of Virginia, playing for John Marshall in Richmond.

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NC State Makes Final 3 for 4-Star SG Braelon Green

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According to 247Sports, 4-Star 2023 Shooting Guard Braelon Green (6’3/180) will be announcing which school he will be committing to this Saturday (9/24) at 3pm. Green has narrowed his list to NC State, Arizon State and Nebraska.

Here’s what Green had to say to 247 about NC State and what they have in common with the other two schools:

NC State: “Coach [Kevin] Keatts showed in the last year of how his guards have freedom and the culture is coming back to where it used to.”

“They all have the same thing in common,” added Green of this finalists. “They haven’t promised playing time but they have said that if I do what I’m supposed to and what they expect me to do then I will have a great chance to start freshman year.” (247)

Rivals ranks Green as the #65 overall player nationally in the 2023 recruiting class. Green plays for Southern California Academy.

NC State was late to arrive in the recruitment of Green, offering him on July 25th.

Green was scheduled to take official visits to Nebraska (9/30) and NC State (10/7), but it looks like he won’t be taking them. He did take an Official Visit to Arizona State the first week of September. Arizona State is looking like the favorite here.

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