This edition focuses solely on top prospects within the state of North Carolina, and because of that, the special guest is Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Michael Clark, who evaluates North Carolina for the network.
Which prospect was the easiest for you to predict, and why?
Steve Williams: Juval Mollette. I felt like based on the history he has with UNC, the number of times he's visited, and his relationship with them, it's a no-brainer.
James Henderson: Juval Mollette. I think he's probably a silent commitment to North Carolina, and if he's not it sure seems that way.
I wouldn't be surprised if he commits to them very soon. They are on him the hardest, and it seems like the interest is mutual.
Michael Clark: I think Juval Mollette just because he's made so many visits to North Carolina. He seems very comfortable with that staff and has the longest relationship with them.
On the other hand, which prospect was the hardest for you to predict, and why?
Steve Williams: Shy Tuttle... just because he's avoided naming favorites and he has so many options. It was just difficult.
James Henderson: Johnny Frasier. I have no clue as to where he ends up, but I do think he could potentially leave the state and head into SEC country. Georgia has had success landing North Carolina tailbacks recently... landing another certainly wouldn't shock me.
Michael Clark: Probably Nyheim Hines just because he's picked up so many offers from all over. It could be either him or Frasier... I'd say both of those because of how fast their recruitments have exploded over the last couple of months.
All three of you picked NC State for Lincolnton (NC) defensive end Darian Roseboro. Why did you make that prediction?
Steve Williams: He camped at State last summer, has visited a number of times, and I don't think he's going to want to go far from home.
I also believe he has the best relationship with the NC State coaches.
James Henderson: I believe Roseboro will likely end up at Tennessee or NC State. I think he's developed a very good relationship with NC State defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen and has raved about his trips to Raleigh.
Michael Clark: I think they've been on him so long and the relationship he has with the coaches was a big thing for me. They've done a great job of building that early relationship with him... it seems like he's mentioned coach Nielsen for them a lot. He talks about how comfortable he is there.
This group is focused mainly on NC State targets within the state of North Carolina. Name one in-state player not in this group that you feel could eventually commit to NC State, and why?
Steve Williams: Offensive tackle Phillip Walton. NC State was the first to offer and has had a lot of success recruiting prospects out of Charlotte (NC) Christian.
James Henderson: NC State appears to be in really good shape for Cary (NC) jumbo athlete Anthony Rush. He could play multiple positions and has been a frequent visitor given he lives just a few miles from campus.
Michael Clark: I think Jarius Morehead. I'd be shocked if he doesn't commit to NC State.
A lot of times these predictions are based on information/sources, but were any of your picks a "gut feeling," and if so, pick one and why?
Steve Williams: Sterling Johnson. I haven't received a lot of information about him, but it just seems everything adds up for him to go to UNC.
James Henderson: Michael Bowman. I don't know what it is, but for some reason I just have a feeling he could end up staying close to home and playing for East Carolina.
NC State has limited space this year, especially at wideout and could the pipeline from Havelock to South Carolina be closing?
Michael Clark: Sterling Johnson was probably the biggest gut-feeling pick for me. I think anytime Alabama offers a trip and he goes down there early and they make a great impression, it's hard for other teams to overcome that.