RELEASE: PACK16 Bios

Check out the bios for NC State's 2016 Football Recruiting Class courtesy of Wolfpack athletics.

DYLAN AUTENRIETH
6-4 • 225 • Tight End
Dallas, Ga. • North Paulding HS
Enrolled at NC State for the 2016 Spring semester … Played tight end at North Paulding High School for coach Scott Jones … Had 41 catches for 407 yards and five scores as a senior … Helped lead his team to the Georgia 6A state playoffs … As a junior, caught 32 passes for 470 yards and seven touchdowns … Served as team captain junior and senior seasons … Also a member of the basketball team, he averaged 15 points as a junior … Ranked the No. 55 tight end in the nation by scout.com … Ranked the No. 74 player in Georgia by rivals.com … Ranked as the No. 29 tight end nationally by ESPN.com.

BRYCE BANKS
6-2 • 184 • Cornerback
Columbia, Mo. • Rock Bridge HS
Enrolled at NC State for the 2016 Spring semester … Played defensive back at Rock Bridge High School for coach A.J. Ofodile … Named a USA Today first-team allstate defensive back as a senior … Had over 40 tackles as a senior … Helped lead his team to the Missouri Class 6 state playoffs … Ranked the No. 1 safety in Missouri and No. 89 nationally by rivals.com.  

KENDALL BROWN
6-4 • 265 • Offensive Tackle
Jacksonville, Fla. • Trinity Christian Academy
Played on both the offensive and defensive lines at Trinity Christian Academy for coach Verlon Dorminey … Named all-state and all-first coast as a senior … Captain as a senior … Played in the Blue-Grey All-American game … Team finished a perfect 13-0 and won the Florida Class 3A title with a 30-3 win in the championship game … Trinity Christian finished No. 33 nationally according to MaxPreps.com and won three straight state titles.

KOLLIN BYERS
6-4 • 250 • Offensive Line
Shelby, N.C. • Crest HS
Played both right tackle and center at Crest High School for coach Will Clark … Helped Crest win the NC 3AA state championship as a senior with a perfect 16-0 record …Crest was also state champion and posted a 16-0 mark for his junior season … Played in the 2015 Shrine Bowl … Ranked the No. 74 offensive tackle nationally by scout.com, No. 2 in North Carolina.

JUSTIN CHASE
6-6 • 285 • Offensive Tackle
Chesapeake, Va. • Great Bridge HS
Played both offensive and defensive tackle for Coach Pete Gale at Great Bridge High School … As a senior, named first-team all-state on offense … Also first-team all-conference on both the offensive and defensive lines … Also named All-Tidewater two years … Invited to play in both the USA All-Star game and the Blue-Grey All-Star game … Did not start playing football until his junior season in high school … Student Council Secretary.

BRYCE DIXON
6-3 • 210 • Tight End
Angier, N.C. • Green Hope HS
Enrolled at NC State for the 2016 Spring semester … Played wide receiver and free safety at Green Hope High School for his father, coach Kwame Dixon … For his threeyear varsity career, tallied 142 catches for 1,953 yards and 27 touchdowns … Turned in 2,402 all-purpose yards … Pulled in 52 catches for 1,092 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior … Also had 53 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and an interception his final season … A second-team all-state selection as a senior … A first-team all-conference selection all four years … Helped lead his team to the North Carolina 4AA state playoffs … As a junior, pulled in 62 catches for 870 yards and 10 TDs … Ranked the No. 33 player in North Carolina by rivals.com … Father played college football at Pittsburgh.

BRYCE FOLSOM
6-4 • 263 • Offensive Line
Alpharetta, Ga. • Chattahoochee HS
Enrolled at NC State for the 2016 Spring semester … Played on both the offensive and defensive lines at Chattahoochee High School for coach Vince Strine … Played at the tackle spot on both sides of the ball … Tallied 33 tackles and four sacks as a junior … Ranked the No. 81 defensive tackle nationally, No. 9 in Georgia.

BEN ‘SHUG’ FRAZIER
6-2 • 321 • Defensive Tackle
Buford, Ga. • Buford HS
Played defensive tackle at Buford High School for coach Jess Simpson … Posted 38 solo tackles, 19 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a senior … Named Atlanta Journal Constitution 4A Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-state … As a junior, was named first-team all-state and Georgia 4A first-team all-defense … Helped lead his team to a 13-2 record and the Georgia 4A finals as a senior … Team was state champions in 2012, 2013 and 2014 … Ranked the No. 29 defensive tackle nationally and No. 28 player in Georgia by scout.com … Ranked #231 nationally in ESPN’s Top-300.

HARRISON GEE
6-3 • 278 • Offensive Line
Burlington, N.C. • Walter M. Williams HS
Played on both the offensive and defensive lines at Walter M. Williams High School for coach Dave Grant … Tallied 22 tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks as a senior … Helped team reach the NC 3A state playoffs as a senior … Played in the 2015 Shrine Bowl … Also played in the 2016 Semper Fi All-American Bowl in Los Angeles in January … NC State’s first commitment in the 2016 class … Father Mike won first-team All-ACC honors as a guard for the Wolfpack in 1992, he was also an Academic All-ACC performer ... Ranked the No. 45 player in North Carolina by rivals.com … Ranked the No. 78 offensive guard nationally, No. 4 in North Carolina, by scout.com.

JJ GIVENS
6-2 • 174 • Cornerback
Mechanicsville, Va. • Atlee HS
Played cornerback and wide receiver at Atlee High School for coach Roscoe Johnson … As a senior, tallied 89 tackles and six interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) with 22 pass breakups and a kickoff return for a score … Also turned in over 1,000 receiving yards on offense … Was named the Conference 16 Player of the Year … Named first-team all-metro and first-team all-conference on defense and second-team on offense … Helped lead his team to the second round of the Virginia Group 5A state playoffs … Ranked the No. 46 safety nationally and the No. 13 player in Virginia by rivals.com … Ranked the No. 52 cornerback nationally, No. 3 in Virginia, by scout.com.

KELVIN HARMON
6-3 • 196 • Wide Receiver
Palmyra, N.J. • Palmyra HS
Played wide receiver and safety at Palmyra High School for coach Jack Geisel … During his career, totaled 165 catches for 2,764 yards and 36 touchdowns … Only one of four players to repeat on the Burlington County Times’ all-county team … Caught 66 passes for 1,111 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior … Led New Jersey in yards … Returned two punts for TDs … Also notched 38 tackles, two sacks and an INT on defense … Named first-team all-state and all-county and was the Burlington County Player of the Year … Helped lead his team to a 10-2 record and the New Jersey Central Group 1 state finals … Played in the Offense/ Defense All-Star game in Daytona Beach, Fla. … Also plays varsity basketball … Ranked as the No. 57 wide receiver nationally and the No. 7 player in New Jersey by rivals.com … Ranked the No. 6 wide receiver in New Jersey by scout. com.

CONNOR HASKINS
5-8 • 176 • Kicker
Lumberton, N.C. • Lumberton HS /UNC Pembroke
Enrolled at NC State for the 2016 Spring semester … Spent three seasons as the placekicker at UNC Pembroke ... Also graduated from UNCP … Did not play football in 2015 … An All-Region II selection in 2014 … Connected on 72 percent of his field goal tries with the longest coming from 50 yards out … Connected on 38-of-53 attempts for his UNCP career, and scored 205 points (91 of 96 on extra points) … An academic all-district selection in 2013 … Placekicker at Lumberton High School for coach Mike Brill, he was the 30th-ranked kicker in the 2012 national class … Two-time all-conference and all-region performer in soccer and was team MVP as a member of the tennis and swimming teams … Father, John Haskins, is the head women’s basketball coach at UNC Pembroke … Mother, Kelly Haskins, is an NC State graduate and a member of the 1986 national championship cheerleading squad.

GARRETT HOOKER
6-2 • 247 • Linebacker
High Point, N.C. • Ledford HS
Enrolled at NC State for the 2016 Spring semester … Played middle linebacker at Ledford High School for coach Chris Adams … Was averaging 22.0 tackles a game as a senior before breaking his foot towards the end of the season … Named all-state, all-county and all-conference … Team captain as a senior … Helped lead his team to the second round of the North Carolina 3AA playoffs … Selected for the 2015 Shrine Bowl, but did not play due to injury … Tallied 207 tackles, including 64 solo stops, and six sacks as a junior … Ranked the No. 50 inside linebacker nationally, No. 2 in North Carolina, by scout.com.

TIM KIDD-GLASS
6-0 • 206 • Safety
Danville, Va. • George Washington HS
Played safety at George Washington High School for coach Nick Anderson … Moved from linebacker to safety for his senior season … An all-state selection … Named first-team all-metro, all-district, and all-conference as well … Helped lead his team to a 12-2 record and the second round of the Virginia Group 4A state playoffs … Ranked the No. 22 player in Virginia by rivals.com … Ranked as the No. 74 safety nationally, No. 3 in Virginia, by scout.com.

NICK McCLOUD
6-2 • 175 • Cornerback
Rock Hill, S.C. • South Pointe HS
Played defensive back and wide receiver at South Pointe High School … Caught 33 passes for 349 yards and 2 TDs as a junior … Named to the 2015 all-state team by USA Today and SCHSL … Helped lead his team to a 14-1 record and the South Carolina Class AAA championship as a senior … Team won 35-0 in the title game, its second straight state title … Played in the North/South All-Star game … Also plays varsity basketball … Ranks 19th in his class of 347 … Honored as a 2015 Junior Marshal and BETA Club member … Member of the National Honor Society … Ranked as the No. 7 player in the state of South Carolina by rivals.com … Ranked as the No. 117 cornerback nationally, No. 7 in South Carolina, by scout.com.

BROCK MILLER
6-4 • 210 • Linebacker
Port St. Lucie, Fla. • John Carroll Catholic HS
Played linebacker at John Carroll Catholic High School for coach Mike Watkins … Totaled 139 tackles, including 97 solo stops, as a senior … Recorded 65 tackles for loss (second nationally), 25 sacks (ninth nationally) and one INT … Also rushed for 106 yards and three touchdowns and caught 24 passes for 229 and three TDs … A first-team all-state 3A selection … Tallied 118 tackles, with 78 solo stops, 24 for loss and nine sacks as a junior … As a receiver, caught 15 passes for 211 yards and four TDs … As a senior, helped lead his team to the Florida Class 3A regional finals … Also plays varsity basketball, averaging 20.5 points and 11.0 rebounds as a senior … Ranked the No. 66 outside linebacker nationally, No. 9 in Florida, by scout.com.

THADDEUS MOSS
6-4 • 247 • Tight End
Charlotte, N.C. • Mallard Creek HS
Played tight end at Mallard Creek High School for coach Michael Palmieri … As a senior, caught 54 passes for 831 yards and 13 touchdowns … Helped lead his team to its third straight NC 4AA state championship as a senior, MCHS won 49-6 in title game … Squad finished 14-2 and was the No. 1 ranked team in all of North Carolina after the season according to MaxPreps.com … Also plays varsity basketball … Father, Randy Moss, played 14 seasons in the NFL and finished his career ranked second on the NFL all-time-regular season touchdown reception list with 156 … Randy was a two-time All-American at Marshall, and was a first round draft pick in 1998 … Ranked the No. 123 player nationally regardless of position by rivals.com … Also ranked as the No. 6 tight end nationally and No. 7 overall player in North Carolina by rivals.com … Ranked the No. 18 tight end nationally, No. 2 in North Carolina, by scout.com.

DYLAN PARHAM
6-4 • 210 • Quarterback
Raleigh, N.C. • Southeast Raleigh HS
Enrolled at NC State for the 2016 Spring semester … Played quarterback at local Southeast Raleigh High School for coach Michael Thibodeau … Completed 143 of 294 passes for 2,003 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior … Also ran for 404 yards and seven more TDs … Team captain as a senior … Team’s offensive player of the game in nine of 11 contests … Completed 149 of 296 passes for 1,773 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior … Played in the 2015 Shrine Bowl … Ranked the No. 45 player in North Carolina by rivals.com … Ranked the No. 54 quarterback nationally, No. 3 in North Carolina, by scout.com.

DAVID PIERSON
6-0 • 223 • Linebacker
Wendell, N.C. • Corinth Holders HS/Jireh Prep
Enrolled at NC State for the 2016 Spring semester … Attended Jireh Prep in Indian Trail, N.C., for his post-grad season ... Team captain at Jireh Prep … Attended high school at Corinth Holders and played for Coach Bubba Williams … A three-year varsity starter, his team advanced to the playoffs every year … As a senior and captain, helped lead team to a conference championship and to the second round of the playoffs … As a senior, led his Corinth Holders squad and conference in tackles with 115 in 2014 ... An all-conference, all-academic award winner ... Also earned most valuable linebacker award.

C.J. RILEY
6-5 • 188 • Wide Receiver
Coconut Creek, Fla. • North Broward Prep
Played wide receiver and safety at North Broward Prep for coach Rex Nottage … Caught 40 passes for 1,047 yards and 13 touchdowns in 10 games as a senior … Posted 39 tackles on defense … Named second-team all-state and first-team All-Broward County … Pulled in 35 receptions for 679 yards and 11 scores as a junior … As a junior, named second-team all-county and honorable mention all-state … Returned an INT for a score as both a junior and senior … Played in the Florida North-South all-star game … A state qualifier in the triple jump … Ranked the No. 147 wide receiver nationally, No. 25 in Florida, by scout.com.

THOMAS RUOCCHIO
6-4 • 230 • Tight End
Raleigh, N.C. • Cardinal Gibbons HS
Played tight end at local Cardinal Gibbons High School for coach Steven Wright … As a senior, had 10 catches for 114 yards … A 2015 Pac 6 4A all-conference performer, he was also his team’s Offensive MVP and served as a team captain … Helped team to the NC 4A state playoffs … As a junior, caught 11 passes for 93 yards … Member of the National Honor Society and the Leadership Council.

JOE SCULTHORPE
6-2 • 290 • Offensive Line
Hampstead, N.C. • Topsail HS
Played on the offensive and defensive lines at Topsail High School for coach Wayne Inman … Recorded 46 tackles with five tackles for loss as a senior … Helped lead his team to the NC 3A state playoffs … Played in the 2015 Shrine Bowl … Also a varsity wrestler … Won the state 3-A heavyweight title as a sophomore and was runner-up as a junior … Ranked No. 43 in North Carolina by rivals.com … Ranked the No. 15 center nationally, No. 1 in North Carolina, by scout.com.

ISAIAH STALLINGS
6-4 • 205 • Safety
Fayetteville, N.C. • Terry Sanford HS
Played defensive back at Terry Sanford High School for coach Bryan Till … Holds the school record with 17 career interceptions … Recorded 159 tackles, including 102 solo stops, as a senior … Also recorded six interceptions … Had back-to-back games of 20+ tackles during the season … Named conference defensive player of the year and the Fayetteville Observer’s Regional Player of the Year … Helped lead his team to a 12-2 record and the NC 3AA state quarterfinals … Played in the 2015 Shrine Bowl … Also plays varsity basketball, TSHS won the state championship his junior year … Ranked No. 39 nationally among safeties by rivals.com … Also the No. 23 player in North Carolina according to rivals.com … Ranked the No. 77 safety nationally, No. 2 in North Carolina, by scout.com.

DAESHAWN STEPHENS
6-2 • 205 • Wide Receiver
Durham, N.C. • Hillside HS
Played wide receiver at Hillside High School for coach Antonio King … As a senior, had 71 catches for 989 yards and 17 touchdowns … Helped lead his team to a 10-3 record and the NC 4A state quarterfinals as a senior … Pulled in 75 catches for 968 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior… Ranked the No.49 player in North Carolina by rivals.com.

MATT STEVENS
6-0 • 212 • Linebacker
Charlotte, N.C. • Hough HS
Enrolled at NC State for the 2016 Spring semester … Played linebacker as a senior at Hough High School for coach Miles Aldridge, he was limited to just six games … Finished with 27 total tackles, including four for loss and three sacks … Helped lead his team to the NC 4AA state semifinals … Team posted a 12-0 mark, including 6-0 in conference play … As a junior, played at Davidson Day High School … Tallied 84 tackles, including four for loss, in 11 games … Named all-conference as both a senior and junior … Older brother, Mike Stevens, started 10 games at cornerback for NC State in 2015.

JAMES VALDEZ
6-0 • 189 • Cornerback
Orangeburg, S.C. • Orangeburg-Wilkinson HS
Played cornerback and wide receiver at OrangeburgWilkinson High School for coach Tommy Brown … Caught 18 passes for 405 yards and four scores … Helped team advance to the South Carolina Class AAA playoffs … Played his junior season at Lake Marion High in Santee, S.C. … Tallied 29 tackles and seven interceptions on defense as a junior while adding 18 receptions for 405 yards and four scores on offense … Played in the South Carolina North/ South All-Star game … Ranked as the No. 8 player in South Carolina by rivals.com … Ranked as the No. 62 cornerback nationally, No. 2 in South Carolina, by scout.com.

JUSTIN WITT
6-6 • 290 • Offensive Tackle
New Lenox, Ill. • Lincoln-Way West HS
Enrolled at NC State for the 2016 Spring semester … Played offensive tackle at Lincoln-Way West High School for coach Dave Ernst … A Blue-Grey All-American as a senior … Also named all-state and all-area … Helped lead his team to an 11-3 record as a senior, the squad was Illinois 5A state runner-ups … Ranked the No. 28 player in Illinois by rivals. com … Ranked the No. 48 offensive tackle nationally by scout.com.


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