Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons has released his final rankings of the top 50 prospects from this year's senior class in North Carolina. NC State did an outstanding job in the state, as the Wolfpack landed commitments from 15 of those recruits, including five in the top 20.
NC State verbal Kentavius Street checks in at No. 7 on the list. The Greenville (NC) Rose defensive end picked the Wolfpack in December over offers from LSU, Miami, and Ole Miss among others.
Charlotte West Mecklenburg quarterback Jalan McClendon is the No. 9 prospect. One of the biggest risers in the state, McClendon picked the Wolfpack over the summer after considering offers from UNC, Florida State, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech among others.
The Wolfpack had three other commitments make the top 20 of the rankings: Southern Durham wideout Maurice Trowell (No. 14), Burlington Cummings offensive tackle Will Richardson (No. 18), and High Point Central safety Germaine Pratt (No. 20).
Trowell and Pratt both committed to the Wolfpack in the summer, and Richardson committed this week, flipping his decision from Virginia to NC State.
Ten other Wolfpack commitments made the top 50 rankings: Wilmington Laney linebacker Coult Culler (No. 24), Charlotte Mallard Creek H-back Jaylen Samuels (No. 28), Durham Hillside safety Kalen McCain (No. 30), Wilson Hunt safety Dexter Wright (No. 31), Charlotte Independence center Tony Adams (No. 34), Charlotte Christian wideout Bo Hines (No. 36), Winston-Salem Parkland defensive tackle Deshaywn Middleton (No. 38), Oakboro West Stanly defensive lineman B.J. Hill (No. 40), Warsaw James Kenan tailback Marcelias Sutton (No. 42), and Davidson Day cornerback Mike Stevens (No. 50).
NC State's 2014 recruiting class is currently ranked No. 20 nationally.