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.
Playoff time that switch turn on 😈😈@NGhighlights @JCCougarsFB pic.twitter.com/OX4NZDNx4l
— 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.
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.