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Missouri OL Transfer Valen Erickson Commits to NC State

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Missouri Offensive Line Transfer Valen Erickson (6’6″/313) is on an Official Visit to NC State this weekend, and he didn’t wait until the end to make his decision. Erickson has committed to NC State.

As a high school prospect, Erickson was a 3-star prospect out of Chicago, Illinois, also holding an offer from Nebraska. Rivals ranked him as the #7 player in the state of Illinois in the 2022 class.

Erickson has 3-years of eligibility remaining.

The Wolfpack have now picked up 3 Transfers in the 2024 class, all within the past two days.

Wake Forest Wide Receiver Wesley Grimes
Notre Dame Center Zeke Correll

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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JT4JCPack
JT4JCPack
2 months ago

Regarding why Val has not played in two years at Mizzu, he, like most OL recruits, redshirted his first season and then was suspended partway through the year last year (his redshirt freshman year) for an indident that was vetted by our staff and deemed nothing that was overly concerning in terms of pursuing him as a transfer. Kid originally committed to Nebraska before signing with Mizzu. He can play both RT and OG and if you watch his film, he plays with the type of attitude you want in your OL. Nice pickup by the staff and a kid… Read more »

wolfpack74
wolfpack74
2 months ago

Why has Erickson not played at Missouri in two years? Are we getting desperate this early in the transfer cycle to get players that have not proven any worth in college?

wolfpack74
wolfpack74
2 months ago

How many more high school recruits and transfers needed to fill out the roster?

NCSUMets
NCSUMets
2 months ago

Just wanted to say thanks for all of your work during football and basketball season and how on top of things you stay with recruiting stories!

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WATCH: PackInsider’s Kevin Concepcion Freshman Highlight Reel

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Kevin Concepcion had one of the best seasons by a Freshman in the history of the NC State football program. He was named the ACC Rookie of the Year and earned Freshman All-American honors. Concepcion finished his first collegiate season with 71 receptions for 839 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also rushed the ball for 320 yards, averaging 7.8 yards per carry. Concepcion broke NC State’s Freshman records for receptions and touchdown receptions.

Check out PackInsider’s Highlight Reel of Kevin Concepcion’s Freshman season ABOVE.

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Vegas is Higher on NC State Heading Into 2024 Than They Were Heading Into Last Year

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The bookmakers in Las Vegas have released their odds for total regular season wins for the 2024 College Football season, and NC State is sitting at 8.5. For perspective, entering the 2023 season, the number was 6.5, and the Wolfpack went on to win 9.

Here’s a look at Vegas’ opinion of the rest of the ACC heading into 2024:

FSU – 9.5
Clemson – 9.5
Miami – 9.5
NC State – 8.5
Louisville – 8.5
UNC – 8.5
SMU – 7.5
Virginia Tech – 7.5
Duke – 6.5
California – 6.5
Syracuse – 6.5
Pitt – 5.5
Georgia Tech – 5.5
Boston College – 4.5
Virginia – 4.5
Wake Forest – 4.5
Stanford – 3.5

(FanDuel)

What are your thoughts? Are you taking the Over or the Under on NC State? Or what are your thoughts on any of the other teams?

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ESPN Includes NC State in Their 2024 College Football Way-Too-Early Preseason Top-25

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ESPN recently released their 2024 College Football Way-Too-Early Preseason Top-25, and they ranked NC State 18th.

1. Georgia
2. Ohio State
3. Oregon
4. Texas
5. Notre Dame
6. Ole Miss
7. Mizzou
8. Penn State
9. Alabama
10. Utah
11. Arizona
12. LSU
13. Michigan
14. Oklahoma
15. Florida State
16. Tennessee
17. Oklahoma State
18. NC State
19. Clemson
20. Kansas State
21. Louisville
22. Kansas
23. Kentucky
24. Miami
25. Texas A&M

ACC Teams in the Way-Too-Early Top-25

15. FSU
18. NC State
19. Clemson
21. Louisville
24. Miami

Here’s what they had to say about the Wolfpack:

18. NC State Wolfpack

Previous ranking: 20

2023 record: 9-4, 6-2 ACC

Winter update: The Wolfpack should be much more explosive on offense after adding former Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall and some nice playmakers around him. McCall passed for more than 10,000 yards with 106 total touchdowns with the Chanticleers. The Wolfpack also added Jordan Waters, who was Duke’s leading rusher with 819 yards and 12 scores in 2023. Eight new receivers are coming in, including Noah Rogers (Ohio State) and Wesley Grimes (Wake Forest). Tight end Justin Joly was very productive at UConn. Safety Donovan Kaufman (Auburn) and cornerbacks Tamarcus Cooley (Maryland) and Devon Marshall (Villanova) might help fill some holes in the secondary. (ESPN)

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247Sports Includes NC State in Their 2024 College Football Way-Too-Early Top-25

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247Sports has released their updated 2024 College Football Way-Too-Early Top-25, after signing day and coaching changes, and they included NC State at #21.

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ACC Teams in the Way-Too-Early Top-25

12. Miami

15. Clemson

18. FSU

20. Louisville

21. NC State

23. Virginia Tech

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