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Oklahoma Transfer RB Daylan Smothers Commits to NC State!

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Finally! Oklahoma Transfer Running Back Daylan Smothers (5’11″/190) has committed to NC State.

Back in December, Smothers’ took an Official Visit to NC State on the weekend of December 15th. Smothers didn’t visit any other schools. After his visit, behind the scenes, Smothers’ desire to commit to NC State was known. There have simply been details that needed to be figured out, and obviously those details have been figured out.

Smothers was a 4-Star prospect (ESPN & Rivals) in the 2023 recruiting class out of Charlotte, and chose Oklahoma over NC State, Alabama and FSU. ESPN ranked Smothers as the #230 overall player nationally in the 2023 recruiting class, and the #12 Running Back. Rivals ranked him as the #6 player in the state of North Carolina.

As a True Freshman at Oklahoma, Smothers played in 4 games, allowing him to redshirt the season. He rushed the ball 11 times for 42 yards in 33 snaps of play. As a result, Smothers will be a Redshirt Freshman at NC State in the Fall, with 4 years of eligibility remaining.

NC State has crushed the Transfer Portal this offseason. They already picked up a commitment from Duke Transfer Running Back Jordan Waters, who 247Sports ranks as the #3 Running Back in the Transfer Portal. Rivals ranks Smothers as the #15 Running Back in the Portal.

Two Top-15 Running Backs in one Transfer Class…yes, please.

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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6 months ago

Four years of eligibility is great. Now all we need are some good offensive and defensive linemen.

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3-Star DE Mykah Newton will Announce His Decision Tomorrow

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3-Star 2025 Defensive End Mykah Newton (6’3″/260) will announce his college decision tomorrow. He will choose between NC State, UCF and Michigan St.

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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Center Isaac Sowells Jr. is Down to 3 A Week Away from His Commitment

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3-Star 2025 Center Isaac Sowells Jr. (6’2″/300) has trimmed his list to 3 a week away from his commitment date (July 18th). NC State made the cut along with Kentucky and South Carolina.

The two teams that were eliminated since his Top-5 were Miami and Louisville.

ESPN ranks Sowells Jr. as the #3 Center in the nation, and the #4 player overall in the state of Kentucky.

As a Junior last year, he had 85 Knockdowns for Louisville Male High School (Louisville, KY).

You can check out our recent interview with Sowells Jr. here.

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Top-50 4-Star Safety Jordan Young Includes NC State in Top Four

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4-Star 2025 Safety Jordan Young (6’0″/170) released his Top-4 schools yesterday, and NC State made the cut along with Michigan, FSU and Clemson.

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Alabama, Tennessee, UNC, and Texas A&M were in his Top-8 back at the end of April, but didn’t make the most recent cut.

Young plans on announcing his college decision on October 12th.

The consensus 4-Star prospect plays for Monroe High School (Monroe, NC). All 4 recruiting databases rank him in the Top-200 overall nationally, with ESPN ranking him 39th overall, the #3 ranked Safety and the #2 player in the state of North Carolina.

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.

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4-Star WR Jordon Gidron Includes NC State in Top-12

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2026 4-Star Wide Receiver Jordon Gidron released his Top-12, and NC State made the cut along with Ole Miss, LSU, Alabama, Auburn, FSU, Miami, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Duke and UNC.

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Gidron is a consensus 4-Star prospect, with all 4 major recruiting databases ranking him as the #1 player in the state of South Carolina in the 2026 recruiting class. ESPN ranks him as the #44 overall player nationally and 247Sports ranks him as the #7 Wide Receiver nationally in the ’26 class.

NC State offered Gidron back on November 7th of last year. He attended the Wolfpack’s games against VMI and UNC last year, taking in the latter with 2025 Quarterback Commit Will Wilson, who is also from South Carolina.

As a Sophomore last year at Ridge View (Columbia, SC), Gidron had 45 receptions for 731 yards and 10 Touchdowns.

Gidron was also on campus in Raleigh a few weeks back.

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