The Wolfpacker

January 2017

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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90 ■ THE WOLFPACKER ■ FOOTBALL RECRUITING Athlete Nakia Robinson, Miami Jackson High Robinson (5-11, 180 pounds), who is rated as a three-star prospect, played both running back and corner this season for Jackson, which endured a 3-7 season under first-year head coach Lakatriona Brunson, the first-ever female head coach in Florida high school football. Linebacker Raven Saunders, Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer High Dwyer went 10-2, reeling off 10 straight wins between a season-opening loss and a second-round setback to Fort Lauder- dale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas High in the Class 7A playoffs. St. Thomas Aquinas would reach the state title game. During the 10-game winning streak, Saunders (6-1, 215 pounds) led a defense that posted five shutouts and gave up a combined total of 32 points, or 3.2 points per game. Saunders is listed as a three-star prospect. Linebacker Nick Smith, Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips High Smith, who is considered a three-star recruit, has helped Dr. Phillips make a sur- prising run to the Class 8A state playoffs title game against Miami Southridge High Dec. 17. Smith had a pair of tackles for loss in the state semifinals win over Seminole (Fla.) High. Dr. Phillips was 12-2 entering the cham- pionship game. Smith, a hard-hitting 6-3, 215-pounder, picked up an offer from Michigan State during the season and may take a visit there. Braswell Foods is a fourth generation family owned, vertically integrated company producing and marketing quality, value added feed and egg products for American families and businesses for over 45 years. Braswell Foods, one of the largest organic feed and egg producers in the United States, is very proud to be American Humane Certified by the American Humane Association, (the nation's original monitoring and labeling program) which ensures the humane care of farm animals; as well as, receiving the ISO 14001 Certification for its industry leadership as an environmental steward. Located in Nashville, North Carolina, Braswell Foods is the second largest EGG•LAND'S BEST franchisee in the United States, a licensee for Horizon Organic Eggs and a leading producer of value-added private label egg products for leading Retail Grocery companies. Our Family of Companies Include: Carolina Egg Companies, Inc * Glenwood Foods, LLC * Braswell Milling Co * Braswell Egg Company For more information please contact: Braswell Foods * 105 Cross Street * Nashville, NC 27856 * 252-459-2143 * Three-star linebacker Nick Smith led Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips to the state title game in Class 8A, Florida's largest classification. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM

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