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March 2018

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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32 ■ THE WOLFPACKER ■ 2018 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ISSUE Joe Babros DEFENSIVE END Mission Viejo (Calif.) Saddleback C.C. • 6-4, 243 pounds Stats: As a sophomore at Saddleback Community College, recorded 28 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, a fumble return for a touchdown and one pass broken up in eight games … Compiled 14 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and four sacks in eight games during his freshman season. Ratings: Listed by as a three- star prospect … Regarded by 247Sports as a three-star recruit, the No. 12 junior college player in California, and the No. 4 junior college strongside defensive end and No. 82 junior college prospect nationally … Ranked by ESPN as a three-star talent, and the No. 5 junior college defensive end and No. 48 junior college prospect in the country. Honors/accomplishments: Originally played at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High, where he graduated in the class of 2015 … Earned All-California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section West Valley Division hon - ors as a senior … Was named a "Top Defen- sive Lineman To Watch" in the Southland as a senior at Mission Viejo by The Los Angeles Times … Also competed in track and field in high school … Will have three years to play two at NC State. Recruitment: Had offers from Colorado and Colorado State coming out of high school … Picked up offers at junior college from Colorado State, Iowa State, Nevada and North Texas … Verbally committed to NC State during his official visit Oct. 5 (for the Thursday night Louisville game) and enrolled in the spring. Recruiter of record: Defensive line coach Kevin Patrick. Quotable: "They made me feel at home, and I could tell that they are serious and have something special going on." — Babros Scouting report: On film, he appears to be a good athlete with a nice closing burst on ball carriers … Played mostly defensive tackle at Saddleback, where he used his quickness to his advantage … Will have to adjust to playing on the edge in the Pack's 4-2-5 formation. 2018 projection: The defensive line will be in an overhaul mode after starting four seniors this past season, and Babros was brought in specifically to help ease that transition. Babros is being counted upon to make an immediate contribution off the edge. Cary Angeline TIGHT END Southern Cal • 6-7, 240 pounds Stats (high school): Caught 47 passes for 826 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior at Downington East High in Exton, Pa., and added six sacks with two picks on defense … During his junior year, hauled in 67 recep - tions for 1,051 yards and 10 scores. Ratings (high school class of 2016): Listed by as a three-star prospect, the No. 12 player in Pennsylvania and the No. 20 tight end in the country … Rated by 247Sports as a four-star recruit, the No. 4 player in the Keystone State, and the No. 4 tight end and No. 177 overall player in the nation … Ranked by ESPN as a four-star talent, the No. 6 player in the state, and the No. 8 tight end and No. 245 overall prospect in the land. Honors/accomplishments: During his redshirt freshman season at USC, was named the Offensive Service Team Player of the Year … Tabbed as a first-team Class 4A All-State selection as a junior and senior by the Associated Press and Pennsyl - vania Football News … Selected second-team All-USA Pennsylvania by USA Today as a senior … Chosen as a first-team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania performer in 2014 and 2015 by The Philadelphia Inquirer … Was the league player of the year as a senior and all-league the year before … Also was an all-league performer in basketball. Recruitment: Decided to transfer from USC in September … Enrolled at a junior college in Delaware with the hopes of being immediately eligible next fall … Of- ficially visited NC State in the fall and signed in February. Recruiter of record: Tight ends/fullbacks coach and special teams coordinator Eddie Faulkner. Quotable: "He's been nothing but awesome since he's been here, and I wish him nothing but a bright future. He's going to have one." — USC head coach Clay Helton Scouting report: Reputed to be an athletic tight end and good pass-receiving target … Was also a very good basketball player in high school … Will have three years left once he becomes eligible after the first four games of next season, but is appealing to play right away. 2018 projection: With seniors Cole Cook and Jaylen Samuels gone, Angeline steps into an ideal situation to make an immediate impact. He was highly touted coming out of high school and earned strong reviews at USC. Adding To The PAck Bios For NC State's 2018 Recruiting Class N C State had 25 players sign letters of intent between the signing periods in December and February. Those 25 include 21 high school products, three from the junior college ranks and one major college transfer. The secondary was the highest priority, with seven inking with the Wolfpack. The Pack also managed to sign six defensive linemen. Those two position groups include all three of the junior college transfers. The class was ranked No. 34 nationally and seventh in the ACC by, although the recruiting service does not include Southern Cal transfer Cary Angeline in its ratings. Had Angeline counted with the same ranking he carried out of high school, NCSU would have slipped past Louisville into sixth in the league rankings and 31st nationally. Here are full bios on each of the newest Wolfpackers:

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