Pack Pride was on hand last Friday night at Laney High School as Laney faced off against Rose High School.
NC State linebacker commitment Coult Culler and Wolfpack defensive end prospect
Kentavius Street squared off for their respective squads in a game
that saw Rose hold on for a hard-fought 6-3 victory.
Scouting Kentavius Street
The word we heard from the Rose coaching staff was Street is a great
player on the football field and an even better person off of it.
Around the Rampant program Street is known as an affable student who
takes his school work seriously and is the type of person you want
on your football team- talent aside.
Physically, Street looks college ready as a high school senior. Some
guys have that ‘it' factor and Street is certainly one of those
players. He is aggressive, explosive and possesses tremendous
natural strength. Although Laney tried to stay away from him for the
most part, Street still managed seven tackles, one sack for a loss
of 11 yards and one batted pass that he nearly intercepted.
As good as Street is, there is still plenty of room for improvement.
He tends to stand straight up at the snap of the ball instead of
exploding into the offensive line. This negates his explosiveness
and allows the offensive lineman to engage him with both hands which
slows his pursuit. He also tired in the fourth quarter and was
largely ineffective late in the game. Street mentioned to us after
the game that he knew he needed to improve his conditioning.
In all, Street is a tremendous prospect that possesses a ton of
upside. He is just scratching the surface of what he can become and
as the fundamental side catches up with his natural ability, the sky
is the limit.
Scouting Coult Culler
We weren't sure what to expect out of Culler but it took only a
couple of snaps to figure out that he is a one man wrecking crew on
He isn't pretty getting from point A to point B but the thing that
surprises you is just how explosive and fast he is. Culler won't win
many 40-yard dashes but what he has is football speed. He is the
prototypical sideline to sideline guy that you hear about so often
and that description fits him perfectly.
The only negative we could find is actually a positive. He hits
opposing players with such force and with no regard for his own well
being that it makes us worry about potential injury or concussion
There were at least three occasions during this game where a Rose
player had to leave the game after being hit by Culler.
We talked with a couple of Rose coaches who scouted Culler
beforehand. They said the thing they liked about him on film was
that he played fast but under control and rarely ran himself out of
Another thing we liked about Culler was the leadership he showed on
the field. He constantly cheered his guys on and was the quarterback
of the defense, always making sure players were lined up properly
prior to the snap.
If there's a better middle linebacker in the state we would like to
see him. After seeing Culler in person there's no doubt he's one of
the more underrated players in the state and someone that Wolfpack
fans are going to love for years to come.
Pack Pride Evaluation: Street and Culler
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