LOI #5: Kentavius Street

Greenville (NC) Rose defensive end Kentavius Street has signed with NC State!

Kentavius Street
Scout Ranking: ****
Scout Rank: No. 18 defensive end
Size: 6-2, 265 pounds
Hometown: Greenville (NC)
School: Rose High School

Projected Position At NC State: Defensive End

Accolades: US Army All-American, named to the Shrine Bowl

Commit Date: December 13, 2013

Recruiting Scene: Street may have been NC State's most highly recruited commitment. He boasted offers from around the nation but really seemed to click with the Pack when he visited last spring. From that day on he listed State as his favorite and never wavered from it.

Street did make an official visit to Ole Miss and entertained the possibility of officially visiting Miami and LSU in January but remained solid to the Wolfpack instead.

Why NC State? "I just came to the conclusion that I couldn't go anywhere but N.C. State," said Street, who visited N.C. State last weekend. "I'm closer with the coaching staff than I am with any other coaching staff, so I guess that's what drew me in."- The N&O

Picked NC State Over: Ole Miss, LSU, Miami and others

Scouting Report:  Street is a lineman that is easy to pick out as soon as his team hits the field. He is very strong, he has a great frame, and he is a high-energy guy He has a great base, very good lower-body strength, and he carries 260 plus pounds well.

When his hand is down and the clock is running, he is very strong against the run. He can really set the edge, contain well, and force the ball to go inside. He shoots his hands and reacts quickly. Playing the run is one of his biggest strengths.

As a pass rusher, he is more of a power guy who likes to bull-rush. He can overpower many tackles on the high school level, but he will need some development in this area to be successful on the next level. He can help close the pocket, but he needs to add moves and get a little quicker off the ball. His first step and quick burst is not a real strength. Once he gets going, he closes well, but off the ball, there is room for significant improvement.

Overall, Street is a player who goes hard. He is very powerful and he may add some weight, but likely not too much. He is in great shape, he plays with a great attitude, and he is someone who could play inside some on passing downs. He has good athleticism and his best football is ahead of him.- Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons

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