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Check Out the Stacked Recruiting Visitor List for NC State’s Home Opener vs. #10 Notre Dame



Saturday’s game against #10 Notre Dame will be a big opportunity for NC State to show what they are capable of in front of their fans for the first time in 2023, and in front of the nation on ABC. It will also be a big chance to impress a stacked recruiting visitor list.

I have been able to confirm with the individual players or a source that the following players will be in attendance for the clash of the Wolfpack and the Irish.

Official Visit

3-Star 2024 Linebacker Joshua Ofor will be taking his Official Visit to Raleigh. He was scheduled to take an Official Visit to Ole Miss this past weekend, but it didn’t end up happening.

NC State Commits 

2024 3-Star S Brody Barnhardt

2025 3-Star QB Will Wilson

2025 4-Star TE Gus Ritchey

2024 4-Star WR Terrell Anderson

2024 4-Star WR Jimmar Boston

2024 3-Star RB Isiah Jones

2024 3-Star LB Zane Williams

NC State Prospects

2026 4-Star QB Faizon Brandon (QB for NC State commit Terrell Anderson at Grimsley)

2026 4-Star ATH Kendre Harrison (Reidsville, NC/#5 overall player nationally according to 247)

2025 3-Star WR Jerel Bolder (Marshville, NC)

2025 WR Arrion Concepcion (brother of current NC State Wide Receiver Kevin Concepcion)

2025 3-Star OL Isaac Sowells (Louisville, KY)

2026 TE Corbyn Fordham (Jacksonville, FL/brother of current NC State Linebacker Caden Fordham)

20205 4-Star DL Isaiah Campbell (Durham, NC/#92 overall player nationally according to ESPN)

2025 4-Star WR Shamarius Peterkin (Winston-Salem, NC/#182 overall player nationally according to ON3)

2026 QB Jacob Smith (already committed to NC State in baseball)



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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NC State Football Recruiting Update (9/21/23)



There’s been a lot of NC State football recruiting info flying around, and the update below won’t cover it all, but it’s my attempt at catching up a bit.

NC State offered 4-Star 2025 Running Back Marquise Henderson (5’11″/172) out of Anderson, South Carolina. Rivals ranks Henderson as the #24 Running Back nationally in the 2025 class, and the #2 overall player in the state of South Carolina. Henderson also holds offers from Georgia Tech, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Liberty, James Madison, Arizona an UVA. In 2022, Henderson rushed for 1,230 yards and 16 touchdowns, averaging 10.5 yards per carry. He also had 297 receiving yards and 4 touchdown receptions.

3-Star 2024 ATH/LB Justin Rowe out of Asheville, North Carolina, was on an unofficial visit for the VMI game this past Saturday. Rowe holds offers from Michigan, Tennessee, App St, SMU, Missouri, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Duke, ECU, Charlotte, James Madison, Marshall, Liberty, Vanderbilt and NC State. The Wolfpack offered him on June 7th.

On September 14th, NC State Offered Sophomore JUCO Offensive Lineman Markel Bell (6’9″/335) out of Holmes Community College in Goodman, Mississippi. Bell is ranked by 247Sports as the #2 overall player nationally in the Junior College ranks, and the #1 Offensive Lineman. At this point, Bell holds offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi St., Auburn, Arkansas, Houston, Louisville, Miami and others.

2026 Linebacker Anthony Davis, out of Loganville, Georgia, was in attendance for NC State’s game against VMI this past Saturday. Davis already holds offers from Auburn, Georgia Tech, App St., UCF, Arizona St., USF, Liberty and ECU.

2026 4-Star Tight End Kendre Harrison (6’7″/230) took an unofficial visit to NC State this past weekend. Harrison is the #5 overall player nationally in the 2026 class according to 247Sports, and the #1 player in the state of North Carolina (Reidsville High School). The North Carolina standout is the nephew of former NC State basketball player C.C. Harrison. Harrison already holds offers from NC State, Georgia, Wake Forest, Old Dominion, Louisville, Penn St, Oregon, Virginia Tech, UNC, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Auburn. In 2022, Harrison had 263 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns. On defense, he had 92 tackles, 24 tackles for loss and 9 sacks.

On September 11, NC State offered 4-Star 2025 Wide Receiver C.J. Wiley out of Milton, Georgia. ON3 ranks Wiley as the #191 overall player nationally in his class. He already holds offers from Georgia, Michigan, FSU, Ole Miss, Miami, Nebraska, Michigan St, UCF, Louisville, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Maryland, BYU, Pitt, Texas A&M, Arizona St and others.

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PI EXCLUSIVE: 4-Star PF David Punch Recaps NC State Official Visit



NC State hosted 4-Star 2024 Power Forward David Punch this past weekend on an Official Visit. I was able to catch up with him and get his thoughts.

I included NC State in my Top 7 because of how active they were in recruiting me. They were very consistent.

When I got there, I toured the practice facility and had a photo shoot. Then we watched the team practice on Friday night. Saturday we watched the practice in the arena, and then we toured it. After that we watched the football game, and then we watched film and had dinner at Coach Keatts’ house.

My favorite part of the Official Visit was watching them practice, and hanging out with the players.

The coaches showed me film on previous players at my position, and also showed me their style-of-play, which is mostly transition buckets, which is something I love.

They are very high on my list after the Official Visit. 

Check out more about who David Punch is here.

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NC State Now Has Seven 4-Star Commitments in Their 2024 Class



ON3 just updated their rankings, and NC State 2024 Offensive Lineman verbal commitment Tyler West jumped from a 3-Star prospect to a 4-Star prospect. ON3 now ranks West as the #22 Interior Offensive Lineman nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, and the #12 player in the state of North Carolina.

Now the Wolfpack’s 2024 recruiting class has SEVEN 4-star commitments.

OL Tyler West
WR Jimmar Boston
WR Jonathan Paylor
WR Terrell Anderson
ATH Ronnie Royal
QB Cedrick Bailey
CB Asaad Brown

This marks the 4th consecutive recruiting class in which NC State has landed SEVEN 4-Star commitments, and the 6th time it has happened under Dave Doeren.

2024 – 7
2023 – 7
2022 – 7
2021 – 8
2020 – 3
2019 – 7
2018 – 6
2017 – 3
2016 – 2
2015 – 5
2014 – 7
2013 – 2

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NC State’s 2024 Recruiting Class Ranks 33rd After Ofor Commitment



After the verbal commitment of Linebacker Joshua Ofor yesterday, NC State’s 2024 recruiting class ranks 33rd nationally according to Rivals.


247Sports ranks the Wolfpack’s class 37th and ON3 ranks it 35th.

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