The Wolfpacker

September 2018

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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SEPTEMBER 2018 ■ 79 ■ FOOTBALL RECRUITING As a junior, Collins had 38 tackles and nine pass breakups in 10 games. LINEBACKER NC State will evaluate options at out- side linebacker. One potential prospect is three-star Brian Ugwu from Hillside (N.J.) High. The 6-3, 220-pounder had 65 tack- les, including eight sacks, as a junior. He also rushed 66 times for 1,026 yards — an astounding average of 15.5 yards per carry — and 11 touchdowns. Ugwu released a top 10 in July that in- cluded Boston College, Connecticut, Duke, Minnesota, Nebraska, NC State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Temple and Virginia. ranks him as the No. 20 prospect in the state of New Jersey. The Pack will also always have room available for Quavaris Crouch, a 6-3, 225-pounder from Harding High in Char- lotte. Crouch is a five-star prospect and the top-rated recruit in the state of North Caro- lina, according to He is also listed as the No. 5 player in the country. Crouch is a star running back for Hard- ing, but it is believed that his preference is to play linebacker in college. He rushed for 3,283 yards and 33 touchdowns while leading Harding to a 4-A state title last year and also had 48 tackles and 14 sacks on defense. ■ Management Professionals, Inc. WWW.ELITE-MGMT.COM Community Association Specialist AAMC 919.233.7660 For regular reports on NC State football recruiting plus videos of Wolfpack commitments and targets visit GREGORY D. MILLER, CPA SANDRA A. MILLER, CPA REBECCA A. RHODES, CPA Serving the accounting needs of small businesses and individuals throughout Southeastern North Carolina since 1993. • Tax Planning and Prepara on • Accoun ng and Audi ng Services • Small Business Consul ng Wilmington, NC 265 Racine Drive 910-452-5260 Burgaw, NC 105 East Fremont Street 910-259-4644 We're Pack Proud! Five-star target Quavaris Crouch is ranked as the No. 5 overall prospect and No. 1 athlete in the country by PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM

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