North Carolina's Top 50 Prospects: #41-50

After attending several combines, watching sets of film and speaking with high school coaches across the state, we at Pack Pride are ready to release our in-state rankings. Today we begin our look at the top 50 prospects in North Carolina with #41-50.

After attending numerous camps and combines in addition to watching film and talking to high school coaches, Pack Pride has it's breakdown of the top 50 players in the state of North Carolina. Today we look at No's 41-50.

50. OL Casey Lawson...6-4, 305 pounds...Person High School
Lawson is a player that received quite a bit of recruiting buzz during the early stages of the recruiting year. Some of that has faded away but he is still a player with good size and the potential to reemerge with a good senior season. Lawson reported an offer from UNC but we doubt that's the case.

49. DE Joe Wright...6-6, 225 pounds...Greenville Rose High School
Wright first jumped out at us during a combine in Williamston. He obviously has impressive height and he piqued the interest of the NC State coaching staff when he ran the 40 yard dash in the 4.8 range during the Wolfpack's camp. He wants to play defensive end in high school but the offensive line may be a better fit.

48. DE Evan Duke...6-4, 210 pounds...Wake Forest-Rolesville High School
Like Casey Lawson, Duke is a player that generated quite a bit of buzz back in February and March. He has good quickness and above average athleticism but size is going to be an issue. Duke needs to show that he can add bulk and to date, hasn't. Still, he's a player with upside and a good senior season should help him pull in some offers.

47. OL Alex Gee...6-3, 280 pounds...Burlington Williams High School
Gee is a player that we really like although he is probably a borderline D-1 prospect. He moves well and is a tough competitor, not to mention he has good bloodlines- his dad, Mike Gee, was a standout offensive lineman at NC State. Gee currently boasts offers from Ball State and Elon.

46. WR Darren Bullock...5-10, 170 pounds...Southern Durham High School
If you were grading wide receivers on technique and fundamentals alone, Bullock would be considered one of the best in the state. The knock on him is speed and Bullock has never been able to get his 40 time down which likely would result in a ton of offers. As it is, he'll likely be a possession type receiver in college. UNC has shown the most interest and his dad actually played there back in the late 80's.

45. OL Jacob Ingle...6-2, 285 pounds...Burlington Williams High School
Ingle may not be the fastest or the most agile but if you're looking for a hard nosed football player that goes 110% on every play, then this is your guy. He is a tenacious blocker in high school and that comes from his unbelievable work ethic. Whether he lands a D-1 offer remains to be seen but we suspect where ever he ends up, Ingle will be very successful.

44. LB Drew Davis...6-2, 212 pounds...Broughton High School
Headed into the spring, Davis was a player that was initially higher on a lot of recruiting lists. However, he plays somewhat stiff and likely doesn't have the speed to play linebacker on the FBS level. Davis does have the frame to add weight and defensive end may be a very good fit for him when he arrives in Minnesota next summer.

43. DT Marcus Crowder...6-1, 270 pounds...Eastern Alamance High School
Crowder is one of the real unknown talents in the state of North Carolina. His height, or lack thereof, will probably prevent him from ever being a major recruiting target but like Jacob Ingle, Crowder just gets the job done. He's a bull at defensive tackle and is able to generate the leverage that makes him tough to defend.

42. RB Dee Littlejohn...6-1, 220 pounds...Lincolnton High School
When you look at Littlejohn physically, you wonder how in the heck this guy doesn't have a handful of offers. He is one of the most impressive looking prospects in the state and has put up good combine numbers, yet, he still doesn't have any major offers. He will likely project at fullback on the FBS level. To date, UNC has been one of the schools that has shown the most interest.

41. DE Carlos Wray...6-1, 245 pounds...Shelby High School
Wray is the classic definition of a ‘tweener. He's too small to play defensive end (his position in high school) and his lack of speed could make it tough to break in as a linebacker once he arrives at Duke in 2012. However, he's a guy that has been ultra productive for Shelby and because of his motor, always seems to find a way to make plays.

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