TOP SURPRISES: The Opening Charlotte

Here is a look at the top surprises from The Opening Charlotte, which includes NC State targets Devin Carter and Maurice McIntyre.

Prospects are listed alphabetically. 

http://www.scout.com/player/211885-elijah-adams

Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe's Elijah Adams has played almost exclusively defensive end throughout his high school career. However, he projects as a linebacker at the collegiate level and that is where he lined up Sunday. Despite limited experience at the position, Adams looked very comfortable in space. He showed good athleticism and instincts and consistently made plays. Kansas State, MarylandNC StateSouth Carolina and Virginia Tech have offered. Do not be surprised if his scholarship total doubles in the next few months.


http://www.scout.com/player/213371-devin-carter

Clayton (N.C.) wide receiver Devin Carter's recruitment has been picking up steam and after Sunday's performance, expect many more teams to reach out to the 6-foot-4, 205-pound playmaker. He used his size and strength to overpower defensive backs. Carter also showed great concentration and caught everything thrown his way. His offer list includes Michigan StateMinnesota, NC State and Wake Forest among others.


http://www.scout.com/player/207450-damir-faison

Charlotte (N.C.) Vance edge rusher Damir Faison brought flash to the defensive line group Sunday with his attire and voice, and he backed it up well more times than not. He was able to defeat much higher-rated prospects with speed, something not extremely surprising given his wide stance and quick first step, but he also won with technique. Faison worked underneath for victories, displaying good leverage and hands to make up for a lack of size and length. Maryland and Rutgers have offered, among others.


http://www.scout.com/player/208002-sam-hartman

McClellanville (S.C.) Oceanside Collegiate quarterback and Wake Forest commit Sam Hartman impressed from start to finish. Hartman has always been a good player, but has really improved a lot in the offseason. He has added significant amount of muscle and looked much stronger. He did a nice job reading defenses and showed good accuracy.


http://www.scout.com/player/204639-maurice-mcintyre

A rising recruit a year ago before a severe injury ended his junior season and slowed his recruitment, Jacksonville (N.C.) Northside two-way lineman Maurice McIntyre looked healthy and hungry Sunday. He started off a tad slow, allowing offensive lineman to get within his body, but he rebounded with great lateral movement, the top first-step among interior defenders and solid counter moves en route to the quarterback. Duke is McIntyre's lone offer to this point.


Scout's John Garcia Jr. contributed to this report.


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