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NC State Football Recruiting Visitors This Week

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This Tuesday, a new recruiting window opened up where recruits could interact with college coaches in-person, as long as they are on a college campus. Which recruits made their way to Raleigh this week thus far, and who is showing up today?

4-Star 2025 Defensive End Trajen Odom (6’5″/270) confirmed with me that he was on campus on Tuesday.

Odom plays right in the Wolfpack’s backyard, playing for Panther Creek High School, in Cary, North Carolina. ON3 and ESPN both rate him as a 4-star prospect. ON3 ranks him as the #120 overall player nationally in the 2025 recruiting class, the #11 Defensive Linemen, and the #6 player in the state of North Carolina.

As a Junior this past season, Odom had 54 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and 4 sacks for the Catamounts.

Odom’s offer sheet is extremely impressive, holding offers from NC State (10/7/23), Alabama, LSU, Oregon, Ohio St., Georgia, Oklahoma, Penn St., Tennessee, Miami, UNC, UVA, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Wake Forest, Washington, UCLA, Missouri, USC and others.

3-Star 2025 Interior Offensive Lineman Tai Buster (6’5″/285) confirmed with me that he was on campus on Tuesday.

Currently, Buster doesn’t hold an offer from NC State, but he does hold offers from App St., Wake Forest, Auburn, Florida, Penn St., Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Duke, Liberty, Boston College, West Virginia, and others.

Buster plays for A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis, North Carolina.

2025 Defensive Tackle JaQuentin Madison (6’3″/275) confirmed with me that he was on campus on Tuesday. He plays for Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Madison holds offers from NC State (2/26/24), SMU, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Pitt, Liberty and others. Currently, Madison is unranked, but with those offers, the stars will come.

3-Star 2025 Center Isaac Sowells (6’2″/290) confirmed with me he was on campus yesterday.

Sowells’ has released a Top-10 which includes NC State, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Penn St., South Carolina, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Indiana and Virginia.

NC State offered Sowells Jr. back on August 20th of last year. 247Sports ranks Sowells as the #4 player in the state of Kentucky in 2025, while ON3 and Rivals ranks him 5th.

3-Star 2025 Wide Receiver Gabe Daniels (6’2″/180) confirmed with me he was on campus yesterday. Daniels currently is an unranked recruit, but he does hold offers from NC State, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Kansas, Western Michigan, Liberty, Coastal Carolina, App St., and others.

Daniels had 31 receptions, 700 all purpose yards and 5 touchdowns for the Greater Atlanta Christian School (Norcross, GA) last season.

4-Star 2026 Wide Receiver Dyzier Carter (5’10″/180) confirmed with me he will be on campus today. Carter is the #24 overall player nationally in the 2026 recruiting class, according to 247Sports, the #4 Wide Receiver, and the #3 player in the state of Virginia.

Carter had over 1,000 all-purpose yards and 11 touchdowns last season for Woodberry Forest (Woodberry Forest, VA).

Carter doesn’t hold an offer from NC State, but he does hold offers from Maryland, Virginia Tech, Penn St., Syracuse, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, Tennessee, South Carolina, UVA, West Virginia and others.

2026 Quarterback Jayvon Gilmore (6’6″/195), who plays in Elgin, South Carolina, confirmed with me that he will be on campus today. Gilmore is an unranked player, but he does hold offers from NC State (2/20/24), Virginia Tech, UCF and others.

As a Sophomore this past season at Ben Lippen (Columbia, SC), Gilmore threw for 1,767 yards and 22 touchdowns (7 interceptions).

2026 Interior Offensive Lineman Langston Hogg (6’1″/270) confirmed with me that he will be on campus today. Hogg is an unranked player, but holds offers from NC State (9/22/23), Oregon, Vanderbilt, App St., Houston and UAB. He plays for Cartersville High School (Cartersville, GA).

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Too many 3 stars and less. If you want to be a better team, then start buying better players or you will be left out in the cold.

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3-Star OT Michael Gibbs Includes NC State in Top-5

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3-Star 2025 Offensive Tackle Michael Gibbs (6’4″/305) included NC State in his Top-5 yesterday along with UVA, Duke, Penn St. and Virginia Tech.

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Gibbs has been a frequent visitor at NC State, attending Junior Day in January and the Spring Game in early April. The Wolfpack coaching staff has prioritized Gibbs, and has been out to visit him on numerous occasions.

ON3 ranks Gibbs as the #18 overall player in the state of North Carolina in the 2025 recruiting class. Gibbs plays for Hoggard in Wilmington, NC.

NC State offered Gibbs back on November 3rd, making them the first Power 5 school to do so.

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3-Star CB Jayden Shipps Includes NC State in Top-7

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3-Star 2025 Cornerback Jayden Shipps (6’1″/185) revealed his Top-7 schools yesterday, and NC State was included along with Tennessee, Indiana, Maryland, Wisconsin, UVA and South Carolina.

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ON3 ranks Sarratt Jr. as a 4-Star prospect, the #12 Interior Offensive Lineman nationally in the 2025 recruiting class, and the #4 player in the state of South Carolina.

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3-Star Center Isaac Sowells Includes NC State in Top-5

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3-Star Center Isaac Sowells (6’2″/295) released his Top-5 yesterday, and NC State made the cut along with Kentucky, Miami, South Carolina, and Louisville. Sowells will be making his college decision on July 18th.

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ESPN ranks Sowells as the #3 overall player in the state of Kentucky in the 2025 recruiting class, and the #3 Interior Offensive Lineman nationally.

Sowells will be taking an Official Visit to NC State on June 21-23. He also Official Visits scheduled with South Carolina (May 31-June 2), Kentucky (June 7-9) and Miami (June 14-16).

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