The Wolfpacker

March 2018

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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34 ■ THE WOLFPACKER ■ 2018 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ISSUE Malik Dunlap SAFETY Charlotte Harding High 6-3, 190 pounds Stats: As a senior, notched 49 tack- les, four tackles for loss, 22 passes broken up and four interceptions, in- cluding one pick-six … Posted 45 tack- les and one stop for a loss during his junior campaign, while playing only seven games due to a broken ankle. Ratings: Regarded by as a three-star recruit and the No. 36 player in North Carolina. … Ranked by 247Sports as a three-star prospect, the No. 47 player in the state and the No. 147 cornerback in the country … Listed by ESPN as a three-star talent, the No. 47 player in the state and the No. 92 safety in the country … Rated by The Fayetteville Observer as the No. 37 player in North Carolina. Honors/accomplishments: Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star Game, but did not participate … Helped Harding go from a one-win team in 2015 to winning the NCHSAA 4A state title last season … Picked for the Associ - ated Press All-State Team as a senior … Selected to the 4A All-State Team in 2017 … Also chosen second-team All-USA North Carolina by USA Today … Named all-conference as a senior … Also runs track. Recruitment: Limited game film after his ankle injury as a junior slowed his recruitment … The Pack offered him before the spring evaluation period and was his lone major offer …Verbally committed to NC State May 19. Recruiter of record: Tight ends/fullbacks coach Eddie Faulkner. Quotable: "They are getting an unbelievable talent. His ceiling is unbelievable. He has the biggest room to grow. They got a big-time steal out of nowhere." — Harding head coach Sam Greiner Scouting report: Physically imposing safety with great size and frame … Has good lateral quickness and cover skills for a player his size … Needs to improve his physicality and speed. 2018 projection: Physically, Dunlap already has the size to come in and play. He spent a lot of his senior season playing corner, and will need time to learn the defense and acclimate to being a full-time safety. Christopher Dunn KICKER Lexington (N.C.) North Davidson High 5-8, 170 pounds Measurables: At NC State's summer camp in 2016, had a standing broad jump of 8-foot-5.5 inches. Stats: Converted 8 of 17 field goals, with a long of 57 yards, and was 68 of 71 extra points as a senior … During his junior campaign, made 8 of 11 field goals, with a long of 47 yards, and 55 of 57 extra points … Made 14 of 20 field goals, with a long of 47 yards, and made 52 of 56 extra points as a sophomore. Ratings: Listed by as a two-star player … Rated by 247Sports as a two-star recruit and the No. 15 kicker in the country … Tabbed by ESPN as a three-star prospect and the No. 28 kicker in the nation … Rated by Chris Sailer Kicking as a five-star talent and the No. 6 kicker in the land. Honors/accomplishments: Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All- Star Game and made all seven extra point attempts, but missed a 45-yard field goal try … Was picked for the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl Dec. 30 in New Orleans … Connected on a 57-yard yard field goal as a senior, which is the fourth longest kick in state history … Named first-team All-USA North Carolina by USA Today and earned a spot on the Associated Press All-State Team as a senior … Also earned all-conference accolades in 2017. Recruitment: Camped at NC State in the summer of 2016 and received an offer … The lifelong Wolfpack fan committed on June 14, 2016 … Held firm throughout the process despite overtures from other major programs and enrolled early. Recruiter of record: Former NC State safeties coach Clayton White. Quotable: "Chris is simply an outstanding kicker. He has a strong leg and kicks with excellent technique and consistency. Field goals are smooth and accurate off the ground. He gets great height on his ball and has big range. A fierce competitor that does his best under pressure. Kickoffs are strong and consistent, D-I ready. Also a very capable punter. "One of the most determined competitors we have ever had. Chris kicks with extreme confidence. A great-looking athlete with a bright future." — Kicking guru Chris Sailer Scouting report: Possesses a strong leg, and gets excellent height and distance on field goals and kickoffs … Is also a fairly good punter … Some of his senior year struggles were due to a new holder and long snapper. 2018 projection: Dunn is expected to be NC State's placekicker next fall. Devin Carter WIDE RECEIVER Clayton (N.C.) High • 6-4, 205 pounds Measurables: At the Nike Camp in Charlotte, checked in at 6-4, 204 pounds and was laser-timed at 4.78 seconds in the 40-yard dash … Also had a 4.38-second shuttle time, a 38.0-foot power ball throw and a 32.4-inch vertical leap for an overall Nike rating of 94.32 … At a Shrine Bowl combine, averaged 4.495 seconds in two hand-timed 40-yard dashes, registered a standing broad jump of 10-foot-0 and did 17 reps on the bench press at 185 pounds. Stats: During his senior season, notched 55 receptions for 1,073 yards and 17 touchdowns … Had 78 catches for 1,167 yards and 15 scores as a junior … As a sophomore, hauled in 27 receptions for 460 yards and seven touchdowns. Ratings: Rated by as a three-star talent and the No. 30 player in North Carolina … Listed by 247Sports as a three-star prospect, the No. 19 player in the state and the No. 81 wide receiver in the country … Ranked by ESPN as a three-star recruit, the No. 36 player in the state and the No. 196 wide receiver nationally … Tabbed by The Fayetteville Observer as the No. 37 player in the state. Honors/accomplishments: Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star Game and caught two passes for 30 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown … named him one of five prospects who raised their stock at the Shrine Bowl … Named first-team All-USA North Carolina as a senior by USA Today … Selected to's 3A All-State Team … Selected as the conference's offensive player of the year ... Was first player in state history to catch a touchdown in at least eight straight games, which he did during his junior season. Recruitment: Picked up offers from Michi - gan State, Minnesota, Wake Forest, East Caro- lina and Old Dominion, among others … Was offered by NC State on the first day of the spring evaluation period in April … Verbally committed to NC State May 12. Recruiter of record: Running backs coach Des Kitchings. Quotable: "Carter was the most reliable receiver for the North Carolina team all week. That's really saying something when that re - ceiving corps also features guys like Rivals100 prospect Jordyn Adams and Rivals250 pros- pect Dyami Brown. The NC State commit's big frame and ability to consistently win jump balls made him a nightmare for defensive backs." — Scouting report: Excellent size and frame for a receiver, and has good athleticism to go with it … Shows good hands and an ability to win 50-50 balls … Has the ability to stretch defenses vertically and be a deep threat. 2018 projection: Carter may be the most underrated prospect in NC State's 2018 class. If there was a typical receiver depth chart situation, he would have a very good chance to play quickly for the Pack. That said, NCSU is returning every player of sub - stance from a very good receiving corps on last year's team.

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