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NC State Football Recruiting Update: 11/8/22

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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 

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 

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

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 

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

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)

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.

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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4-Star 2025 S Jordan Young Locks in Official Visit to NC State

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4-Star 2025 Safety Jordan Young (6’0″/170) has locked in his Official Visit to NC State for June 19-21.

Young also has Official Visits scheduled to Clemson (May 31), FSU (June 14), and Tennessee (June 21).

All 4 recruiting databases rank Young as a Top-200 prospect nationally in the 2025 recruiting class, with ESPN, 247Sports and ON3 ranking him in the Top-35. 247Sports ranks him as the #29 overall player nationally, the #2 Safety and the #2 player in the state of North Carolina.

Back in December, Young shared his Top-13, which included NC State, Clemson, Tennessee, Florida St., South Carolina, Notre Dame, Miami, Penn St., Alabama, USC, LSU, Texas and UNC.

While Michigan isn’t in the Top-13, they offered him most recently, and he took an unofficial visit there yesterday.

This past season, Young had 66 tackles, 4 forced fumbles, 5 fumble recoveries, 1 interception and 3 pass breakups for Monroe High School. On the offensive side of the ball, he had 34 receptions for 812 yards and 8 touchdowns.

Young is planning to announce his commitment on October 12th.

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4-Star 2026 OT Adam Guthrie Visited NC State on Sunday

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2026 4-Star Offensive Tackle Adam Guthrie (6’7″/280) was at NC State on an unofficial visit on Sunday.

ON3 ranks Guthrie as the #108 overall player nationally in the 2026 recruiting class, the #10 Offensive Tackle, and the #4 player in the state of Ohio.

NC State offered Guthrie back on January 13th, and he also holds offers from Oregon, Penn St., Cincinnati, Purdue, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Auburn, Indiana, UCF, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Louisville, Arkansas, Missouri and Miami.

Guthrie has a busy Spring visit schedule.

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PI EXCLUSIVE: 3-Star 2025 ATH Shawn Lee Jr. Breaks Down NC State Spring Game Experience

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3-Star 2025 Athlete Shawn Lee Jr. (5’10″/170) attended NC State’s Spring Game, and I caught up with him to get his thoughts on the experience.

What were your overall thoughts of the game? What excited you about the way this team played?

I think the game was good. It was competitive and the players definitely got after it. I also think they are building something great throughout the program.

Who stood out you from the game?

I think they have a very good young team. The receiver (Kevin) Concepcion is a dog and the Corner Aydan white, and the QB (CJ) Bailey stood out.

Did you get to interact with any of the players? Do you have any relationships with any of the Wolfpack players?

What were your interactions with the Coaches like?

Coach Mitchell and my family stayed and talked for a while and I also got to talk to coach Doeren. The coaches show nothing but love. I really had the chance to build a connection with coach Mitchell and it’s good. We stay in touch constantly!

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NC State offered Lee Jr. back on November 4th. He also holds offers from Kent St., Iowa St., UCONN, ODU and Akron.

Lee Jr. plays both sides of the ball for Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA). This past season as a Junior, he completed 67% of his passes for 2,256 yards and 26 touchdowns (5 interceptions) as a Quarterback.  He also rushed the ball for 1,451 yards (8.9 yards per carry) and 19 touchdowns. On the defensive side, as a Cornerback he had 47 tackles, 4 interceptions and 7 pass breakups.

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PI EXCLUSIVE: 3-Star QB Jayvon Gilmore Knows NC State is a “Very Good Spot”

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Last Saturday 2026 3-Star Quarterback Jayvon Gilmore (6’6″/195) was in attendance at NC State’s 2024 Spring Game. I caught up with him to get his thoughts.

What were your overall thoughts of the game? What excited you about the way this team played?

Amazing! With the offense scoring over 50 points in the Spring Game, that flat out shocked me!

Who stood out you from the game?

CJ Bailey & Grayson (McCall), both of them truly were able to move the ball constantly making big time throws and runs!

Did you get to interact with any of the players? Do you have any relationships with any of the Wolfpack players?

Wasn’t really able to get in touch with the players due to them trying to stay focused because of their game. I was able to talk to NC State Commit Will Wilson (QB) and he told me everything that helped him with choosing NC State and why he committed.

What were your interactions with the Coaches like?

As soon as I walked in I was greeted by the head and assistant recruiter. Then coach
Roper was waiting for me, walking me out to the event where Coach Doeren loved on us and truly welcomed us home!

Where does NC State currently in your recruitment?

All I know is NC State is in a very good spot!

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This was the 3rd time Gilmore has been on campus this year, attending Junior Day in January, as well as an unofficial visit in March.

ON3 ranks Gilmore as the #5 player in the state of South Carolina in the 2026 recruiting class.

Gilmore, who plays for Gaffney in Elgin, South Carolina, picked up an offer from NC State on February 20th, and he also holds offers from Virginia Tech, UCF and others.

As a Sophomore this past season at Ben Lippen (Columbia, SC), Gilmore threw for 1,767 yards and 22 touchdowns (7 interceptions).

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