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
Had a great time at NC state! Great win by the Wolfpack! Until next time #gowolfpack @coachwiles @rivalskeenan @RWrightRivals @TC_Football @JerisMcIntyre ⚪️🔴 pic.twitter.com/HeSfjFtvpM
— 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
Nc State Love❤️🖤 @PackPride @PackFootball pic.twitter.com/NUgErzT1xk
— 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.
North Carolina High School Athletes Will Now be Able to Profit off NIL
NIL has shaken up the college sports world, and now it will be shaking up the high school sports world in North Carolina (NCHSAA), becoming one of 27 states to approve the ability for high school athletes to profit off their Name, Image and Likeness.
This will officially take place beginning July 1.
In order for a student athlete to begin this process, they will have to take a course on NIL, and their parents, coaches and athletic director will as well. Schools and coaches will not be able to represent the student in NIL Deals, and they will also not be allowed to use NIL as a way to draw athletes to their school.
There are restrictions on what student athletes can profit off of though.
The NCHSAA will prohibit student-athletes from entering into NIL deals with products around adult entertainment, alcohol, cannabis, controlled substances, firearms and ammunition, gambling, prescription drugs, as well as tobacco, vaping, and other Nicotine-related products. Athletes cannot affiliate themselves with a specific school, conference, school district, the NCHSAA, or the NFHS through a NIL deal.
What are your thoughts?
NC State’s 2024 Recruiting Class Ranks 29th After Scott Committment
When Running Back Jayden Scott committed this week, NC State picked up their 5th verbal commitment of the 2024 recruiting class. After his addition, the Wolfpack’s 2024 class currently ranks 29th nationally according to Rivals.
247Sports ranks the class 30th, and ON3 ranks it 34th.
3-Star RB Jayden Scott Commits to NC State
Yesterday 3-Star 2024 Running Back Jayden Scott (5’10″/190) verbally committed to NC State.
1000% Committed #GoPack #GoWolfpack @PackFootball pic.twitter.com/FFHIHV3CMN
— Jayden “Duke” Scott (@Dukescott34) April 19, 2023
TODAY JUST GOT A LITTLE BETTER #WPN!!!!
3⭐️ RB FROM STOCKBRIDGE, GEORGIA JAYDEN SCOTT, HAS DECIDED TO RUN WITH THE #PACK!!!
THIS CLASS OF 2024 COMMIT IS HUGE FOR @StateCoachD AND THIS STAFF!!
WILL BE A HUGE PLAYMAKER IN CARTER-FINLEY!!!!
— Tuffy Talk (@TuffyTalkNow) April 19, 2023
Scott chose to run with the Wolfpack over Wake Forest and Rutgers. “Duke” battled injury during his Junior season at Stockbridge (Stockbridge, GA), but did play in the final 5 games, averaging 108.4 yards rushing per game. He averaged 8.5 yards per carry, and rushed for 10 touchdowns.
The Wolfpack now has 5 verbal commitments in their 2024 recruiting class. Even though QB Cedrick Bailey and CB Asaad Brown are 4-star recruits according to Rivals, Scott is the highest rated out of the 5 according to ON3.
PI EXCLUSIVE: 4-Star DB Asaad Brown Breaks Down Commitment to NC State
4-Star 2024 Cornerback Asaad Brown verbally committed to NC State back on March 22nd. I caught up with Brown, and got his take on why he decided to run with the Wolfpack.
They’ve been extremely consistent in letting me know I’m a priority. We’ve built a relationship for a few years. I feel extremely comfortable with their plans for me.
The position I’m coming in for allows me to be versatile and allows me to make plays in a variety ways.
I just need to continuously work on my craft and stay ready so I don’t have to get ready. My main goal is to come in and be able to contribute as a true freshman.
My connection is great [with the NC State coaches]. I feel like we are family. Everyone brings good energy and vibes when I’m around. North Carolina is my home state, so it just all makes sense. It just feels right.