The Wolfpacker

March 2018

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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MARCH 2018 ■ 37 2018 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ISSUE ■ Calvin Hart Jr. LINEBACKER Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage High 6-1, 207 pounds Measurables: At the Nike Camp in Miami, measured 6-0, 207 pounds and registered a 34.0-inch vertical leap. Stats: As a senior, notched 99 stops, 11 tackles for loss and four sacks … Recorded 70 tackles, seven stops for loss, four sacks and a forced fumble as a junior. Ratings: Listed by as a two-star recruit … Rated by 247Sports as a three-star talent, the No. 182 player in Florida and the No. 86 outside line - backer in the country … Regarded by ESPN as a three-star prospect, the No. 176 player in the Sunshine State and the No. 68 outside linebacker nationally … Ranked by The Miami Herald as the No. 90 player in Dade and Broward counties … Tabbed by The Sun-Sentinel as the No. 33 player in Broward County. Honors/accomplishments: Two-year starter who helped lead national power American Heritage to back-to-back undefeated Class 5A state titles … Named to the All-State Finals Team both seasons by Elite Scouting Services … American Heritage finished the year ranked No. 3 nationally by USA Today and No. 6 by … Named second-team All-Broward County as a senior and was a third-team pick as a junior … Also ran track. Recruitment: Picked up Power Five offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Kentucky, Mississippi State, NC State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Texas A&M and Wisconsin … Narrowed his choices to Texas A&M and NC State during the summer … Verbally committed to NC State while on an official visit Sept. 29. Recruiter of record: Wide receivers coach George McDonald. Quotable: "Hart is an undersized but athletic linebacker. His speed and quickness allow you to move him around and take advantage of his athletic ability. He can come up and play the run or drop into coverage and cover a receiver or a tight end." — Elite Scouting Services Scouting report: Athletic linebacker with good explosiveness … Well schooled at one of the premier high school football programs in the nation … Needs to get bigger and stronger. 2018 projection: Hart will have an opportunity to get into the mix on the linebacker depth chart with the loss of two senior starters, but he will be battling some promising young linebackers and thus may be a likely candidate to redshirt. Devin Leary QUARTERBACK Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek High 6-2, 190 pounds Measurables: At the Nike Camp in New Jer - sey, checked in at 6-2, 189 pounds … Was laser-timed at 5.00 seconds in the 40-yard dash and 4.46 seconds in the shuttle … Also registered a 32.0-foot power ball throw and a 28.7-inch vertical leap for an overall Nike rat - ing of 65.86. Stats: As a senior, completed 152 of 246 passes (61.8 percent) for 2,863 yards with 31 touchdowns and seven interceptions, and ran 36 times for 344 yards and four scores … Was 198-of-316 passing (62.7 percent) for 3,688 yards with 48 scores and just four picks, and ran 21 times for 123 yards and three touchdowns during his junior campaign … Con - nected on 181 of 284 passes (63.7 percent) for 2,605 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions, and rushed nine times for 56 yards and four scores as a sophomore. Ratings: Rated by as a four-star talent, the No. 6 player in New Jersey, and the No. 9 pro-style quarterback and No. 240 overall player in the nation … Listed by 247Sports as a three-star recruit, the No. 10 player in the Garden State and the No. 16 pro-style quarterback in the country … Ranked by ESPN as a four-star prospect, the No. 10 player in the state and the No. 29 pocket passer quarterback nationally … Regarded by as the No. 7 player in the state regard - less of class. Honors/accomplishments: New Jersey's all-time leader in passing yards (9,672) and touchdowns (117) … Set single- season state records for passing yards and touchdowns as a junior … Played in the Polynesian Bowl in Hawai'i, where he completed 7 of 8 passes for 70 yards … Selected to participate in the Five-Star Challenge, The Opening Finals and the Nike Elite 11 Quarterback Camp during the summer prior to his senior year … Two-time Gatorade State Player of the Year in New Jersey … Two-time first-team All-State selection by … dubbed him 2016 State Player of the Year … Led Timber Creek to state titles as a sophomore and junior. Recruitment: Had offers in the spring from Baylor, Boston College, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Wake Forest and West Virginia … Picked up an offer from NC State in April while on an unofficial visit and verbally committed April 6 … Held firm to the Wolfpack despite a push over the summer from Penn State. Recruiter of record: Wide receivers coach George Mc - Donald. Quotable: "From an arm standpoint, and I've been coach- ing high school 22 years now, I've never had a kid or coached against a kid with that arm strength." — Timber Creek head coach Robert Hinson Scouting report: Has NFL-caliber arm strength … Shows natural instincts and leadership abilities … Will need to con - tinue to fill out his frame. 2018 projection: With redshirt junior quarterback Ryan Finley deciding to return to Raleigh for his final season, Leary is probably a lock to redshirt barring injuries. Tanner Ingle DEFENSIVE BACK Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips High • 5-10, 185 pounds Measurables: At the Nike Camp in Orlando, Fla., measured 5-9, 180 pounds and was laser-timed at 4.50 seconds in the 40-yard dash … Had a 4.15-second shuttle, a 34.0-foot power ball throw and a 35.0-inch vertical leap for an overall Nike rating of 105.06, 26th best at the event. Stats: Compiled 101 tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery and five passes broken up, plus averaged 24.6 yards per kickoff return on eight attempts, during his senior campaign … As a junior, recorded 76 tackles, 10 stops for loss, two interceptions (one pick-six) and eight passes broken up, and set a school record with six kick returns for touchdowns … Averaged 19.7 yards on 12 punt returns and 35.2 yards on eight kickoff returns … Registered 72 tackles and six interceptions as a sophomore. Ratings: Listed by as a three-star prospect and the No. 48 athlete in the country … Rated by 247Sports as a three-star recruit, the No. 207 player in Florida and the No. 128 cornerback in the country … Ranked by ESPN as a three-star talent, the No. 123 player in the Sunshine State and the No. 57 cornerback nationally … Regarded by The Orlando Sentinel as the No. 4 player in the Central Florida region and the No. 31 player in the state. Honors/accomplishments: Helped lead Dr. Phillips to the 8A (largest classification) state title as a senior … Played in the Central Florida All-Star Game … Tabbed as an Associated Press Class 8A first-team All-State selection as a utility player, and was named all-Central Florida, all-district and all-conference as a junior … Selected by The Orlando Sentinel as the "Breakout Player of the Year" in 2016 … Also runs track and was conference champion in the long jump as a junior. Recruitment: Had Power Five offers from Boston College, Maryland, Missouri, NC State, Rutgers, Stan - ford, Syracuse, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Wisconsin … Originally committed to Tennessee June 19, but decommitted following a coaching change in Knoxville …Verbally committed to the Wolfpack Dec. 12. Recruiter of record: Linebackers coach and defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable. Quotable: "Tanner Ingle isn't huge, but he will be a fan favorite the way he hits." — national recruiting analyst Mike Farrell Scouting report: Excellent athlete and playmaker … Could project at any position in the defensive second - ary — including nickel, which is where he may first start his career … Biggest question mark will be his size. 2018 projection: If Ingle can adapt to the defense and play nickel quickly, he has a chance to see the field early given his athleticism and special teams skills.

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