#21 NC State’s matchup against #20 Wake Forest will be a big game on the field tomorrow night, but it will also be a big game on the recruiting front.
4-Star 2024 Athlete/Wide Receiver Johnathan Paylor (5’10″/180) will be in attendance on Saturday night. Paylor is ranked as the #34 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class by 247Sports, and the #2 player in the state of North Carolina, playing for Cummings in Burlington.
NC State offered Paylor back on June 4th of last year. He also holds offers from Alabama, Clemson, Duke, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Louisville, Michigan St, Ohio St, UNC, Penn St, Purdue, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, VT, West Virginia and others.
4-Star 2024 Wide Receiver Alex Taylor (6’3″/175) will also be in Carter-Finley on Saturday. Taylor is ranked as the #144 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class according to 247Sports, and the #5 player in the state of North Carolina, playing for Grimsley in Greensboro.
we there this weekend!!! https://t.co/DHGB7xmP8T
— Alex Taylor ✪ (@thealextaylor3) November 2, 2022
NC State offered Taylor on December 8th of last year. He also holds offers from Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Missouri, UNC, Penn State, UVA, VT, Wake Forest, West Virginia and others.
4-Star 2024 Tight End/Athlete Kylan Fox (6’5″/210) will also be in attendance. 247Sports ranks Fox as the #88 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, and the #18 player in the state of Georgia, playing for Grayson in Loganville.
— Kylan Fox (@Kylan_Fox6) November 2, 2022
NC State offered Fox on April 5th. He also holds offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, BC, Cincy, Duke, Florida, FSU, Georgia, GT, Houston, Kentucky, Kansas, LSU, Liberty, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan St, Mississippi St., Nebraska, Ole Miss, Missouri, UNC, Oregon, Ohio State, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, UVA, West Virginia and others.
3-Star 2023 Linebacker/Safety Kamal Bonner (6’2″/200), former Georgia Tech commit (decommitted October 25), will be at the Wolfpack’s homecoming game Saturday night.
I will be in Raleigh this weekend 🐺…. pic.twitter.com/IiyXmxeZGd
— Kamal Bonner ✞ (@kamal_bonner) November 2, 2022
NC State offered Bonner on September 8th. Bonner also holds offers from Michigan State, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Arkansas and others.
3-Star Linebacker Kelvon McBride Flips Commitment from Vandy to NC State!
Yesterday, right before NC State and UNC kicked off, 3-Star 2023 Linebacker Kelvon McBride (6’4/210) flipped his commitment from Vanderbilt to the Wolfpack.
— Kelvon McBride (@kelvonm3) November 25, 2022
McBride plays for Cottage Hill Christian School in Mobile, Alabama.
He originally verbally committed to Vanderbilt back in June 5th, but then an offer from the Wolfpack came on August 15th. McBride took an Official Visit to NC State on the weekend of the Boston College game.
McBride is a versatile player, playing Wide Receiver and Safety for Cottage Hill this year.
McBride is the 14th member of the Wolfpack’s 2023 recruiting class, which ranks 36th nationally according to ON3.
NC State Football Commits Week 13 Report
This past weekend marked the 13th week of the 2022 High School Football season. Here’s a rundown of how some of the NC State commits showed out.
4-Star Safety Daemon Fagan and American Heritage defeated Inlet Grove 43-7, in the 1st round of the Florida 2M State Playoffs.
4-Star Tight End Javonte Vereen had 7 receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown in Havelock’s 42-49 loss to Jacksonville in 2nd Round of the 3A North Carolina State Playoffs.
4-Star Athlete Zack Myers and Christ School lost 14-51 to Providence Day in the 2nd Round of NCISAA State Playoffs. He didn’t play in the game.
4-Star Wide Receiver Kevin Concepcion and Chambers lost to A.C. Reynolds 16-17 in the 2nd Round of the 4A NC State Playoffs.
4-Star Offensive Tackle Darion Rivers and West Charlotte defeated Hibreten 56-7 in the 2nd Round of the 3A NC State Playoffs.
3-Star Defensive End Isaiah Shirley had 5 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in Watagua’s 27-33 loss to Northwest Guilford in the 4A NC State Playoffs.
3-Star Running Back Kyron Jones had 22 carries for 121 yards and a touchdown in Charlotte Christian’s 33-31 victory over Rabun Gap-Nacoochee in the NCISAA Division 1 State Playoffs.
3-Star Athlete Tamarcus Cooley had 4 tackles, 2 tackles for loss and a touchdown in Rolesville’s 28-21 win over Cleveland in the 2nd Round of the 4A NC State Playoffs.
Tuff move 🔥 pic.twitter.com/tu7OivCBBW
— Tamarcus Cooley (@CooleyTamarcus) November 12, 2022
Here are 3-Star Offensive Tackle Charlie Symonds’ highlights from The Taft School’s 38-12 win over Hotchkiss School.
3-Star Offensive Tackle Obadiah Obasuyi’s Alpharetta squad defeated Shiloh 28-26 in the 1st round of the 6A Georgia State Playoffs.
NC State Football Commits Week 12 Report
This past weekend marked the 12th week of the 2022 High School Football season. Here’s a rundown of how some of the NC State commits showed out.
4-Star Tight End Javonte Vereen had 3 receptions for 65 yards and 2 touchdowns in Havelock’s 67-7 win over Croatan in the 1st round of the North Carolina state playoffs.
Season Stats: 65 receptions for 980 yards and 12 touchdowns. 5 rushing touchdowns. 1 passing touchdown.
4-Star Wide Receiver Kevin Concepcion had 6 receptions for 61 yards, 3 rushes for 53 yards, and a kickoff returned for 75 yards in Chambers’ 34-3 victory over Porter Ridge in the first round of the North Carolina state playoffs.
Season Stats: 29 receptions for 519 yards and 4 touchdowns. 17 carries for 156 yards and 2 touchdowns. 64.4 yards per kickoff return (5 kickoffs) with 1 touchdown.
— Kevin Concepcion (@Kcthekid2) November 5, 2022
3-Star Defensive End Isaiah Shirley had 5 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in Watauga’s 42-13 win over South Iredell in the first round of the North Carolina state playoffs.
Season Stats: 65 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks
3-Star Running Back Kyron Jones had 8 carries for 170 yards and 3 touchdowns in Charlotte Christian’s 46-7 win over Ravenscroft in the first round of North Carolina state playoffs.
Season Stats: 1,193 yards rushing (12.4 yards per carry) and 16 touchdowns. 16 receptions for 192 yards and 3 touchdowns.
3-Star Athlete Tamarcus Cooley had 7 tackles in Rolesville’s 41-16 win over Overhills in the first round of the North Carolina state playoffs.
Here are 3-Star Cornerback Brandon Cisse’s highlights from Lakewood’s 42-44 loss to Manning in the South Carolin state playoffs.
Here are 3-Star Offensive Tackle Obadiah Obasuyi’s highlights from Alpharetta’s 21-38 loss to Roswell.
NC State Football Recruiting Update: 11/8/22
Prior to #17 NC State’s victory over Wake Forest on Saturday, I shared some of the recruits that were going to be in attendance for the homecoming game. Here’s a look at some of the other prospects that were in attendance.
4-Star 2024 Offensive Tackle Kam Pringle
In Raleigh tonight for the North Carolina State game!! Can’t wait!! ⚪️🔴 #PACK @StateCoachD @CoachGarrisonOL @CoachThunder_45 @Coach_Merci @PackFootball @PackPride @InsidePackSport @adamgorney @RivalsFriedman @ggpringle33 pic.twitter.com/iWMQbsXoRT
— Kam Pringle (@PringleKam) November 5, 2022
Pringle is the #30 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class according to ON3, and the #1 player in the state of South Carolina (Woodland High/Dorchester).
Pringle holds offers from NC State, Arizona St, Auburn, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Duke, Florida, FSU, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan St, UNC, Northwestern, UNC, Ohio St, Penn St, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UVA, VT and others.
The Wolfpack offered Pringle on March 29th.
2024 4-Star Defensive End Xavier Porter
— Xavier “Xman” Porter🖤 (@xavierporter22) November 6, 2022
Rivals ranks Porter as the #221 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class. He plays for Tampa Catholic in Florida.
Porter holds offers from NC State, Cincy, Coastal, FSU, Iowa St, Kansas St, Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee, UCF, Wake Forest, West Virginia and others.
3-Star 2024 Wide Receiver Terrell Anderson
“We loved the facility, the atmosphere and just the way I was treated."
3 ⭐️ WR Terrell Anderson (@rellsteppin) enjoyed his visit to NC State.
Updated recruit reactions: https://t.co/s1Ug71ZHLG
— The Wolfpacker (@TheWolfpacker) November 7, 2022
"My mom's an NC State fan and I know she'd love to see me there."
After earning a recent offer from NC State, Grimsley WR Terrell Anderson (@rellsteppin) discusses his interest in the Wolfpack with @MichaelClarkPP before his upcoming visit (VIP): https://t.co/TZtIKS8V7t
— Pack Pride (@PackPride) November 4, 2022
Interesting quote from fast-rising NC State recruit Terrell Anderson ahead of his visit for the Wake Forest game:
"I want to see the crowd go crazy. … The atmosphere means a lot. The atmosphere is what makes a school feel like home." 🤔https://t.co/YlaMETPum8
— Cory Smith (@RCorySmith) November 4, 2022
Anderson holds offers from NC State, Auburn, Michigan, UNC, Tennessee, UVA, WV and others. 247Sports ranks him as the #11 overall player in the state of North Carolina in the 2024 recruiting class. The Wolfpack offered Anderson on October 28th.
He plays for Grimsley High School in Greensboro, and has 44 receptions for 835 yards and 7 touchdowns on the season.
2025 Quarterback Zachary Lawrence
Had a GREAT time at @PackFootball last night! Thankful for the invite, looking forward to coming back! @CoachSanders14 @Coachtimbeck @jokerphillips @StateCoachD @PackPride @DonCallahanIC pic.twitter.com/XFBfuSEpxi
— Zachary Lawrence (@ZachQbLawrence) November 6, 2022
— Zachary Lawrence (@ZachQbLawrence) September 27, 2022
Lawrence holds an offer from Boston College. He impressed at NC State’s Football Camp this summer. He plays for Butler in Matthews, North Carolina.
2024 Offensive Tackle Umar Rockhead
I enjoyed a great game day visit @PackFootball yesterday! Great atmosphere! Thanks for the hospitality. @StateCoachD @CoachGarrisonOL @CoachQ___ @GeoLeins @jokerphillips @CoachSanders14 @CoachA_Davis pic.twitter.com/Bk5joNCyWc
— @UmarRockhead (@umarrockhead) November 6, 2022
Rockhead holds offers from Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Liberty, NC Central and South Carolina State. He plays for Mallard Creek in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Also the Wolfpack distributed a scholarship offer over the weekend.
4-Star JUCO 2023 Offensive Tackle Isaiah Jatta (Snow College) (South Carolina Verbal Commit)
Blessed to say that I have received an offer from North Carolina State University!! pic.twitter.com/8AByWhFGkK
— Isaiah Jatta (@nolovejatta) November 5, 2022
The Wolfpack offered Jatta (6’6″/315) on Saturday. 247Sports ranks him as the #3 overall JUCO prospect in the 2023 recruiting class. Jatta committed to South Carolina on June 24th.