North Carolina's Top 50 Prospects: #31-40

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, and today we breakdown prospects No. 31-40.

  • Pack Pride's Top 50 North Carolina Rankings: #41-50

    40. CB Aaron Krah..5-10, 170 pounds...Hillside High School
    Along with LB Jamal Marcus, Krah will give Hillside a couple of college caliber defenders for 2012. Krah may not be the biggest player around but his very good in coverage and more than held his own against some of the state's top wide receivers at a recent combine. He currently holds offers from Minnesota and NC Central with interest from Georgia Tech and UNC.

    39. OL Joel Suggs...6-6, 285 pounds...Randleman High School
    Suggs is a player that we've been impressed with, not so much because of what he is now, but what he could potentially grow into in three or four years. He's a player with good size that will need to continue to work on refining his body and conditioning. However, with time and considering the way Jim Grobe grooms his offensive linemen, we could see Suggs emerging as a major contributor for Wake Forest down the road.

    38. OL Casey Blaser...6-5, 250 pounds...South Mecklenburg High School
    One of the things that stands out about Blaser is his willingness to compete and hard nosed style. While not the biggest lineman around, he has the frame to pack on plenty of size in the years to come. He's a little raw and will need to improve his foot speed but the potential is there. Blaser committed to Duke earlier this summer.

    37. DE Josh Banks...6-4, 250 pounds...Middle Creek High School
    Banks is one of several talented players at Middle Creek this year. The key word with Banks is probably potential. He'll need to improve his strength but he shows good quickness off the edge and with time could grow into a solid college contributor down the road. Banks has committed to Wake Forest.

    36. ATH Quataye Smyre...5-10, 160 pounds...South Iredell High School
    Smyre is another athlete that is smallish but with cat-quick reflexes. He has the skill set to project at a number of positions including slot receiver, cornerback or special teams. Because of his razor sharp cuts, Smyre may be best served on offense where he would have the ability to take short, easy passes and then use his natural ability to make plays. He committed to East Carolina earlier in the year.

    35. OL Clayton Stadnik...6-2, 245 pounds...Western Guilford High School
    Some would argue that Stadnik earned several of his scholarships because of his brother Brock. The fact of the matter is that is probably true to some degree but this Stadnik is still pretty good himself. He is a high motor guy that goes full throttle but is limited by his lack of ideal size. Because of that, Stadnik will almost certainly play center once he gets to South Carolina for the 2012 season.

    34. ATH Kedrick Davis...5-9, 160 pounds...Berry Academy
    2012 may very well go down as the year of the offensive lineman and the athlete. Davis would certainly fit into the latter. He is blistering fast although still coming into his own as a football player. Where he ultimately ends up in college is still to be determined but his speed is unquestioned. Cornerback or a return man on special teams could be likely destinations. Davis has committed to UNC.

    33. WR Jamel Harbison...5-10, 185 pounds...Mallard Creek High School
    Harbison has been overlooked to some degree but he's a player that really impressed us- particularly at the invitation-only combine held this month. He may not be the biggest player around but he's big enough and possesses tremendous ball skills. We think he's a guy that could pick up several additional offers as he makes his way through the 2011 season. Harbison reports about a half dozen offers, including NC State, although we don't think the Pack's offer is committable at this point. Minnesota has been his leader.

    32. LB M.J. Salahuddin...6-3, 185 pounds...Jack Britt High School
    Salahuddin is a player that had been on NC State's radar for some time but it was his performance at the Wolfpack's football camp in June that landed him an offer and ultimately led to a commitment. After running the 40-yard dash in the 4.6's for the Pack coaches, Salahuddin went on to have an impressive performance in drills as well as one on ones. He'll make the transition from safety to linebacker once he gets to NC State.

    31. LB Dre Scarborough...6-0, 225 pounds...East Duplin High School
    Were it not for grade concerns, Scarborough is a player that may have been higher on our list. Academics may have also played a part in keeping him from several additional scholarship offers. He is an ultra-productive player at defensive end in high school but will likely play linebacker in college. Scarborough has the speed to succeed there as well. He committed to East Carolina earlier in the year.

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