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PI EXCLUSIVE: 3-Star OT Brady Sakowitz Breaks Down NC State Offer

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After taking an unofficial visit to NC State on Tuesday, the Wolfpack extended a scholarship offer to 3-Star 2026 Offensive Tackle Brady Sakowitz (6’7″/315) the next day. I caught up with Sakowitz to get his take on NC State’s offer.

What did it mean to you to pick up an offer from NC State?

It meant a lot to get that offer. It’s a good school that’s close to home!

How many times have you visited NC State before, or is this the 1st time? What other schools have you visited, or have plans to visit?

That was my first time visiting NC State. I have plans to visit Maryland, Duke, Miami, UVA, and West Virginia the next 5 weekends.

What’s your relationship been like with NC State since they started recruiting you? How have they prioritized you? What’s their message to you?

My relationship with Coach Tujague and the rest of the NC states coaches is great. They have made it clear that they want me there at NC State.

When do you hope to make a college decision by?

I hope to have made my college decision by the summer, between my Junior and Senior year!

Where does NC State currently stand in your recruitment? Who else stands out?

NC State is definitely up there with my top schools, alongside Virginia Tech, Duke, Miami, Maryland, and West Virginia!

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Sakowitz plays for Trinity Episcopal in Richmond, Virginia. ON3 ranks him as the #19 player in the state of Virginia in the 2026 recruiting class.

Sakowitz has also taken visits to Virginia Tech and UNC in the past week.

NC State is by no means the only team to have offered him. Sakowitz also holds offers from Maryland, Duke, Virginia Tech, Miami, West Virginia, Pitt, Marshall, App S. and others.

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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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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PI EXCLUSIVE: 4-Star DT Noah Clark Talks NC State Spring Game

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This past Saturday, 4-Star 2026 Defensive Tackle Noah Clark (6’3″/290) was in attendance for NC State’s 2024 Spring Game. I caught up with him to get a few of his thoughts.

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

It was great to see. I got to see the potential NC State has this upcoming year.

Who stood out you from the game?

I would say the whole D-Line because the movement they did all game.

What were your interactions with the Coaches like?

Just seeing how the operate during a game and being able to talk during the lunch

Where does NC State currently in your recruitment?

I haven’t made a list at all I’m still very early in the process and I’m just going to enjoy it and worry about that kind of stuff later.

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It can’t hurt to have a conversation with former Wolfpacker BJ Hill, and current Defensive Tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Rivals ranks Clark as the #223 overall player nationally in the 2026 recruiting class, and the #16 Defensive Lineman.

He holds offers from NC State, Duke, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia Tech, Penn St., Miami, Indiana and Tennessee. ON3 ranks him as the #17 overall player in the state of North Carolina in the 2026 recruiting class.

As a Sophomore this past year at Jordan (Durham, NC), Clark had 57 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles in 9 games.

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