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PI EXCLUSIVE: 4-Star QB Cedrick Bailey Talks Commitment to NC State

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On March 13th, NC State picked up a verbal commitment from 4-Star 2024 Quarterback Cedrick Bailey. I caught up with Bailey, and got his take on why he committed to run with the Wolfpack.

NC State recruited me well and I loved that. What made me choose NC State was the coaches, the offensive system. Taking that visit sealed the deal. NC State is everything I was looking for. It was great up there.

The main thing that intrigues me in this NC State offense is that they air the ball out and they scheme so well. When I was watching their practice, I saw so many great things in their offense, and I can see myself being comfortable in their offense.

The main thing I need to work on and focus on this season is being more consistent. One bad thing I do, is that when we are winning, I tend to relax and kinda take my foot off the gas and that messes my mechanics up. My main goal for my Senior season is to win one last state championship with my guys.

The guys I’m recruiting to come with me to NC State are Jayden Scott, Jonathan Paylor, William Sanders, Jordan Shipp, Channing Goodwin, Alex Taylor, Terrell Anderson, Keenan Jackson, and Jameer Grimsley

The coaches and players built a great connection with me since they recruited me, and when I took the visit there, the players loved me. They made me feel welcomed and the coaches are willing to take care of me like I’m their own child, so I’m happy that there’s someone to take care of me as I leave home.

Bailey chose NC State over offers from Georgia Tech, Indiana, Louisville, Florida State, Texas A&M and others.

He plays for Chaminade Madonna in Hollywood, Florida. Bailey’s stats last season were video game level. He threw for 3,355 yards, completing 70.2%. Bailey threw 45 touchdowns with only 5 interceptions.

Matthew is Publisher and Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He is also the Lead Pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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If we can get some quick hit scoring going on offense, and continue to keep our defense on the level its been recent years, we could be really good.

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4-Star WR Jerel Bolder Commits to NC State!

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4-Star 2025 Wide Receiver Jerel Bolder (6’0″/200) has verbally committed to Run with the Wolfpack!

Bolder was one of three 2025 prospects to commit to NC State yesterday, joining 3-Star Wide Receiver Arrion Concepcion and 3-Star Running Back RJ Boyd.

The North Carolina standout just wrapped up his Official Visit to NC State, and it obviously left an impression. He previously took Official Visits to Georgia and Virginia. Duke and Ole Miss were also in his Top-5.

Rivals ranks Bolder as a 4-Star prospect, and the #8 overall prospect in the state of North Carolina in the 2025 class. He plays for Forest Hills in Marshville.

NC State was in early with Bolder, offering him a scholarship on June 5, 2022.

This past Fall, Bolder had 43 receptions for 881 yards and 14 touchdowns for Forest Hills.

NC State now has 10 verbal commitments in their 2025 recruiting class: 4-Star WR Jerel Bolder, 3-Star RB RJ Boyd, 3-Star WR Arrion Concepcion, 3-Star CB Cam Strong, 3-Star QB Will Wilson, 3-Star TE Gus Ritchey, 3-Star DE Colby Cronk, 3-Star S Tristan Teasdell, 3-Star WR Jamar Browder and 3-Star Caden Gordon.

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3-Star RB RJ Boyd Commits to NC State!

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2025 Running Back RJ Boyd (6’1″/210) verbally committed to NC State over Duke this evening! This is the second verbal commitment the Wolfpack have picked up today, with 3-Star Wide Receiver Arrion Concepcion committing this morning.

Boyd took an Official Visit to NC State last weekend, after wrapping up an Official Visit to Duke the weekend before.

He rushed for 694 yards (6.1 yards per carry) and 10 touchdowns for Ware County (Waycross, Georgia) last season as a Junior.

NC State offered Boyd back on January 17th.

NC State now has 9 verbal commitments in their 2025 recruiting class: 3-Star RB RJ Boyd, 3-Star WR Arrion Concepcion, 3-Star CB Cam Strong, 3-Star QB Will Wilson, 3-Star TE Gus Ritchey, 3-Star DE Colby Cronk, 3-Star S Tristan Teasdell, 3-Star WR Jamar Browder and 3-Star Caden Gordon.

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4-Star S Jontae Gilbert Includes NC State in Top-5

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4-Star 2025 Safety Jontae Gilbert (6’1″/180) released his Top-5 yesterday, and NC State made the cut along with Georgia, Georgia Tech Louisville and UCF. He also announced that he will be announcing his commitment on August 10th.

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Gilbert plays for Douglass in Atlanta, Georgia.

A lot has changed since Gilbert announced his Top-7 three weeks ago, which included Michigan, South Carolina, Memphis, and Georgia State. Georgia Tech and Georgia weren’t even in the Top-7 three weeks ago, but now find themselves in the Top-5.

Gilbert was in Raleigh for a midweek Official Visit this week. He also has taken Official Visits to the rest of his Top-5 as well.

Back in July of 2022, Gilbert committed to Ohio St., but last July he decommitted from the Buckeyes.

NC State offered Gilbert in April of last year. He was at the Wolfpack’s Spring Game in April, and at their Junior Day in January.

Gilbert is a consensus 4-Star Top-275 (used to be a 5-star prospect) prospect. ESPN and Rivals both rank him as the #113 overall player nationally in the 2025 class. Rivals ranks him as the #14 player in the state of Georgia, and the #3 Safety.

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NC State Makes Top-3 for 3-Star EDGE Mykah Newton

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3-Star 2025 EDGE Mykah Newton (6’3″/260) has announced his Top 3 schools, and NC State made the cut along with Michigan St., and UCF. He also announced that he will be announcing his commitment on July 18th.

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Newton plays for Newberry High School (Newberry, Florida) down in the Sunshine State. His Junior stats last season were extremely impressive, racking up 62 tackles, 26 tackles for loss and 13 sacks.

NC State offered Newton on May 13th. Newton took an Official Visit to NC State on June 7-9, and he has also taken Official Visits to both UCF and Michigan St.

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