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4-Star RB Kentrell Rinehart is Visiting NC State Today

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4-Star 2025 Running Back Kentrell Rinehart (6’2”/205) is taking an unofficial visit to NC State today.

Back on February 10th, Rinehart revealed his Top-5 schools, and he included NC State, along with Syracuse, Indiana, Kentucky and Minnesota.

Rivals recently bumped Rinehart from a 3-star prospect to a 4-star prospect. They rank him as the #24 Running Back in the 2025 recruiting class, and the #14 overall player in the state of Ohio.

His Junior stats this past season (at Bishop Ready) were video game numbers, rushing for 2,837 yards (8.3 yards per carry) and 42 touchdowns.

Since releasing his Top-5, he has picked up an offer from Miami, visited Tennessee unofficially, and locked in an Official Visit to Syracuse.

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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PI EXCLUSIVE: 3-Star OL Michael Gibbs Breaks Down Spring Game Visit

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This past Saturday, 3-Star 2025 Offensive Lineman Michael Gibbs (6’3.5″/280) was in town for NC State’s 2024 Spring Game. I caught up with him to get his thoughts.

What were your overall thoughts of the game? What excited you about the way this team played?

The game was great! It was my first ever spring game and the atmosphere was exciting. Lots of fans. It was cool to be in town with all the basketball buzz, and perfect weather. Seeing a Senior QB and a Freshman QB compete was huge. Both of them are leaders in their own way and that comes out in play for sure. I loved seeing Coach Doeren on the field as they played up close and in the mix of everything. He’s such a hands on coach.

Who stood out you from the game?

The fan base, the band, the dance team. It was cool. They all showed up strong for the team. Watching the guys be really comfortable with each other, but still go hard against each other was great. It definitely got physical and made me want some action!

Did you get to interact with any of the players? Do you have any relationships with any of the Wolfpack players?

I got to interact with the commits from my class, which was cool. Will (Wilson) and Gus (Ritchey) and I talked and exchanged numbers. They’re good dudes and it was nice to start that relationship. The players were all pretty focused on the game, but my mom and I love watching and talking with AB (Anthony Belton) when we can.

What were your interactions with the Coaches like?

I love seeing the NCSU coaches! Coach Doeren and Coach 2J are so welcoming. Coach Anae is Samoan, and I am half Samoan, so I got to speak a little of the language I know to him and we love having that Polynesian connection!

Where does NC State currently in your recruitment?

NCSU is definitely close to my heart. The offer call I got from coach 2J still really sticks out to me more than any other because my mom actually got to record it and everything he spoke of was just relatable and genuine. He talked to me about transparency on Saturday and that is honestly who he is and how the team functions. That means a lot to me when it comes to who I trust and where I want to spend my college life.

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Gibbs has an Official Visit to Raleigh scheduled for June 21-23. He also has Official Visits to Duke and Virginia Tech scheduled.

247Sports ranks Gibbs as the #20 overall player in the state of North Carolina in the 2025 recruiting class. He plays for Hoggard High School in Wilmington, NC.

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3-Star WR Arrion Concepcion Locks In Official Visit to NC State

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3-Star 2025 Wide Receiver Arrion Concepcion (5’10″/170) has locked in his Official Visit for June 21st-23rd.

He was at the Spring Game this past Saturday as well.

Concepcion, the younger brother of Kevin Concepcion, plays for Chambers in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a Junior this past year, Concepcion had 51 receptions for 640 yards and 9 touchdowns.

247Sports ranks Concepcion as the #19 overall player in the state of North Carolina in the 2025 recruiting class. He holds offers from NC State, Miami, Virginia Tech, Liberty, Wake Forest, App St. and others.

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NC State Locks In Official Visits with Two 2025 Prospects

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Yesterday, NC State locked in Official Visits with two 2025 football prospects.

Safety Ja’Torian Mack (6’0″/180)

Mack is a 3-Star prospect who plays for Edgewater in Orlando, Florida. NC State offered Mack on back on February 8th, and he also holds offers from Georgia Tech, Iowa St., Louisville, West Virginia and others.

This past season, Mack had 68 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 interception, 4 forced fumbles, and 3 fumble recoveries.

Safety Tristan Teasdell (6’1″/175) 

Teasdell is a 3-Star prospect out of Tuscarora High School (Leesburg, VA). NC State offered Teasdell back on March 25th, and he also holds offers from TCU, UCF, Minnesota, Duke, Pitt, ECU, Kansas, Boise St. and others.

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PI EXCLUSIVE: NC State is at the Top for 3-Star OL Toby Mealer

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3-Star 2025 Offensive Lineman Toby Mealer (6’5″/330) was at NC State’s 2024 Spring Game this past Saturday. I caught up with him to get his toughts.

What were your overall thoughts of the game? What excited you about the way this team played?

My first thoughts on the game was just how powerful the offense looked in the game. The run game is top notch. Great backs with speed and power. Of course I focus mainly on the O-Line, and I thought they used numerous techniques well to control their defender and did a great job of moving to the second level to open holes. Very impressive in the Pass game as well. Very well coached unit. They know their assignment and they get it done!

Who stood out you from the game?

As far as who stood out, of course the O-Line. Both Tackles have great feet and both are great players. Because I play Tackle I really focus on those positions the most. Having said that CJ Bailey is a freak. If I get the chance, I can’t wait to block for him! Big time athlete.

Did you get to interact with any of the players? Do you have any relationships with any of the Wolfpack players?

I got a chance to watch film with the O-Line during the week, so I got to meet a few of the guys. Not really any in depth conversations, as they were pretty busy getting coached up, but they were nice guys for sure. I don’t have any relationships with the O-Line yet but hope to build that during the process.

What were your interactions with the Coaches like?

The Coaches were great. They were different than any staff I’ve dealt with to this point. Very business like. They didn’t tell you only the good stuff about you that they saw. They talked about getting better.

Coach Doeren I really appreciated. He talked about diet, working out and commitment! Coaches always ask you where do you want to go. They want you to say to the NFL. Coach Doeren said I’m not gonna ask you that. He said show me don’t tell me! That was huge with myself and my Dad who was along on the visit. Coach Doeren is a guy you want to play for, believe me.

Coach Tujague is so impressive. I love his teaching style. He relates to his players and I truly believe they enjoy playing for him. During film, when he asked guys questions, they knew the answer. Nobody was lost. On the field I didn’t see guys not knowing assignments. All the corrections from coach to player were technique. I came away believing they were very well coached. I had quite a few talks with Coach Tujague and he asks a lot of questions. He wants you to do the same. He is a thinker and he wants the same I feel from his guys. I was very impressed.

Where does NC State currently in your recruitment?

NC State is at the top. I have an Official Visit in June, and I am hoping to get my mom out there before that if possible. My dad and I came away very impressed with the entire staff. Not to mention we loved the campus and atmosphere. Go Pack!

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3-Star 2025 Offensive Lineman Toby Mealer (6’5″/340) confirmed with me that he will be at the Spring Game today. Mealer verbally committed to Arizona St. on November 22nd, and decommitted on march 17th. The Wolfpack followed up with an offer on April 2nd.

Mealer also holds offers from Arizona St., Arizona, UNLV and UMASS.

Rivals ranks Mealer as the #26 overall Interior Offensive Lineman in the 2025 recruiting class, and the #4 player in the state of Arizona.

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