The Wolfpacker

March 2018

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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■ 2018 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ISSUE 3 U.S. Army All-Americans signed, a school record — Wilson, four-star running back RICKY PERSON JR. from Wake Forest (N.C.) Heritage High and four-star defen- sive lineman Alim McNeill from Raleigh Sanderson High. In addition, four-star quarterback Devin Leary from Sickler- ville (N.J.) Timber Creek High partici- pated in the Polynesian Bowl. ■ By The Numbers 6ft 2 3 ⁄5in 220.64 lbs 7ft — 6ft — 5ft — 4ft — 3ft — 2ft — 1ft — Class Average States represented: North Carolina (10), Florida (5), Georgia (4), New Jersey (2), Virginia (2), California (1) and Pennsylvania (1) 4 Signees who at one point were committed to other schools that signed with NCSU — three-star defensive back Tanner Ingle from Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips High was once a Tennessee pledge, three-star defensive tackle Davontae McCrae from Miami Northwestern was a brief Louisville commit, three-star corner Taiyon Palmer from Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer High was a one-time Duke verbal and four-star linebacker Payton Wilson from Hillsborough (N.C.) Orange High previously had been commit - ted to UNC. 4 Number of players rated in the final Rivals250 — Person (No. 85), Wilson (No. 166), Leary (No. 240) and McNeill (No. 249). Only the 2003 and 2015 classes had that many. 4 Junior college/major college transfers that signed with NC State — defensive linemen Joe Babros (Saddleback College) and Val Martin (Iowa Western Community College), cornerback Kishawn Miller (Georgia Military College) and tight end Cary Angeline (Southern Cal). In head coach Dave Doeren's first four full recruiting classes, he had signed five such players total. 2 Players that decommitted from NC State — three- star tight end Daevon Robinson from Medford (N.J.) Shawnee High ended up at Rutgers and three-star offensive tackle Devin Hayes from Orlando (Fla.) Jones High picked Florida Atlantic. 5 State title winners as seniors in the class — three-star defensive bak Tanner Ingle from Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips, three-star safety Malik Dunlap from Charlotte Harding High, two-star linebacker Calvin Hart Jr. from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage High, three- star defensive tackle Davontae McCrae from Miami Northwestern High and four-star corner De'Von Graves from Appomattox (Va.) County High. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM 6 Players that participated or were selected to be in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star game — Dunlap, Person, Wilson, kicker Christopher Dunn from Lexington (N.C.) North Davidson High, offensive tackle Gabriel Gonzalez from Mebane (N.C.) Eastern Alamance High and wide receiver Devin Carter from Clayton (N.C.) High. 30 ■ THE WOLFPACKER

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