Street Still Has Pack Out Front

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- NC State is still the school to beat for Greenville (NC) Rose defensive end Kentavius Street.

It's been eight years since Greenville Rose won a state title in football. The program hasn't been nearly as dominant over the past several years but the Rampants are working hard to change that in 2013.

The team is built around one of the state's top college prospects in defensive end Kentavius Street. This past Saturday he helped lead Rose to a hard fought 6-3 win over former conference foe Laney High School.

Pack Pride caught up with Street after the game, and he talked about his team's focus on improving.

"We've just been working all week, grinding it out ever since the Athens Drive game," said Street. "We just keep moving on to the next opponent. After we get on the bus we're going to forget about this game and just keep grinding it out because we've got a great football team, great coaching staff and we've just got to keep working. That's the bottom line."

Explosive and athletic off the edge, teams have to game plan for Street specifically on defense. Laney, like most teams, chose to run away from Street to minimize his impact on the game. The senior defender said that means he has to step his game up while making sure his teammates are there to make plays as well.

"I try to increase my conditioning and make sure my pursuit game is right because I know teams are going to run away from me. Most of all, (I want to help) improve my teammates, the twos, the people that come in behind me and make sure my linebackers know the plays and that's why we had a lot of key stops this game."

Many of the nation's elite prospects typically shy away from naming favorites in recruiting. However, that has not been the case with Street. Since visiting NC State last spring he has consistently named the Wolfpack as his top school. That is still the case.

"NC State is still my leader. I would have to say Miami, LSU and Florida State are my other three that's in tight behind them. Ole Miss also and that's about it right now.

"So far I've set up an official visit with Florida State when they take on Miami. I'm still trying to schedule one with NC State and I'm just going to take my time with it."

Street added that he could potentially make an official visit to NC State with Laney LB and Wolfpack commit Coult Culler on December 15 although that is not set in stone.


Street is rated a four star prospect and the No. 14 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com.


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