The Pack Pride Top 25 List

Pack Pride breaks down NC State's football recuiting board and ranks them according to their interest in the Pack.

Pack Pride presents The Top 25 List. This feature gives a detailed listing of players interested in NC State and they are ranked according to their interest in the Wolfpack based on information gathered by the staff at Pack Pride. This list is in no way connected with any actual recruiting list of the NC State coaching staff. All players on this board have received a scholarship offer from the Pack unless specified otherwise.

Pack Pride Rating Legend

100- Verbal Commitment

95-99 NCS Lean

90-94 NCS in top 2 or 3

85-89 NCS in top 5 or 6

75-84 NCS has work to do

1. DE Chad Green (6-5, 240 pounds) Hinds Community College, Raymond, Ms

Notes....Committed to NCS in 2003.... JUCO All-American....NCS Recruiter....Manny Diaz....Rating....100

2. DE Greg Peterson (6-5, 260 pounds) Hinds Community College, Raymond, Ms

Notes....Committed to NCS over UNC, OM, UNC and others....JUCO All-American HM....NCS Recruiter.....Doc Holliday....Rating....100

3. QB Mike Greco (6-3, 205 pounds, 4.4/40) Cardinal Gibbons HS, Ft Lauderdale, Fla

Prospect Ranking...3-star prospect...No. 42 player in Florida by TheInsiders.com....NCS Recruiter........Doc Holliday

Notes....Greco blew up at NCS's camp and came away with an offer. State took the lead for his services with Auburn and Rutgers nipping at their heels. Many feel either Miami or Florida State will ultimately offer depending on how things shake out with their QB prospects. Should that happen then that team would most likely become State's stiffest competition....Update...Verbal Commitment...Update...Missed first two games due to broken knuckle but threw 25-yard TD pass in first game back...Rating....100

4. OL Garrett Kline (6-7, 315 pounds, 5.3 in the 40) Lackawanna Junior College

Prospect Ranking...Unrated...NCS Recruiter...Curt Cignetti

Notes...Big, physical OT that will be counted on to come in and contribute early. Committed to NCS last June...Rating...100

5. OL Jeraill McCuller (6-7, 300 pounds, 5.2 in the 40) Atlantic Shores HS, Chesapeake, Va

Prospect Ranking...Unrated...NCS Recruiter...Manny Diaz

Notes...Very raw player with tremendous upside. Because of age, could be a junior currently. Pack is first offer and they lead but other offers could shake up McCuller's favorite's list. Other primary players are Maryland, West Virginia, South Carolina, Ohio State and Michigan State...Update...NC State commitment...Rating...100

6. OL Andy Barbee (6-4, 300 pounds, 5.2 in the 40) Crest High School, Shelby, NC

Prospect Ranking...Unrated...NCS Recruiter...Dick Portee

Notes...Technically sound center prospect that pulls well and plays to the whistle. Pack was first to offer but Barbee likes UNC and NC State equally. A UNC offer probably makes this a 50-50 bet to go either way. Departure of senior centers from both teams is a factor. Will officially visit State later in the year...Update...Committed to NC State...Rating...100

7. DE Willie Young (6-5, 205 pounds, 4.6 in the 40) Hargrave Military Academy

Prospect Ranking....4-star recruit out of high school...NCS Recruiter...Doc Holliday

Notes...Thin but blistering quick and tenacious defensive end. Scouts believe Young has the frame to add considerable weight...Rating...100

8. RB Andre Brown (6-1, 215 pounds, 4.4 in the 40) Hargrave Military Academy

Prospect Ranking...4-star recruit out of high school and Mr Football in NC as a senior...NCS Recruiter...Manny Diaz

Notes...North-South runner with shiftiness. Super athlete but as RB, knows how to get three yard gain with potential to break it long on any play....Rating....100

9. CB Levin Neal (5-11, 180 pounds, 4.4/40) Ashley High School, Wilmington, NC

Prospect Ranking....3-star prospect...No. 23 player in NC....NCS Recruiter........Greg Williams

Notes....Neal is a player that reportedly had a tremendous showing at NCS's camp and came away with an offer. Has better than a half dozen offers but favors NCS in-state and FSU and UGA out-of-state. Will attend the MIA contest later this year...Update....Neal recently suffered an ankle injury but all indications are State will not let up. NCS has a lot of potential to emerge as a leader here at some point. FSU, UGA and FLA continue to be the main competition.....Update...Visited for OSU game with teammate Geron James. Will officially visit VT on 11-1...Rating....100...PP Leader....NCS commit

10. LB Avery Vogt (6-1, 220 pounds, 4.6 seconds in the 40) Coral Reef High School, Miami, Fla

Prospect Ranking...2-star prospect...NCS Recruiter...Doc Holliday

Notes...Like Houston, Vogt possesses good size and had a huge senior season with better than 110 tackles and 15 tackles for loss. NCS along with CLEM, AUB and WVU lead for Vogt and he will trip to State on Dec. 10...Rating...100...PP Leader....NCS commit

11. WR Geron James (6-4, 180 pounds, 4.5 in the 40) Ashley High School, Wilmington, NC

Prospect Ranking...3-star prospect and No. 32 player in NC by SuperPrep...NCS Recruiter...Greg Williams

Notes...Tall, rangy wide receiver with good hands and ability to make things happen after the catch. Has had a tremendous senior season despite opposing defenses focused on stopping him due to loss of teammate Levin Neal. Appeared an NC State lock prior to offering. Since getting an NC State offer, James now favors NCS and VT but we feel the Pack may have the slight upper hand. Will most likely officially visit on Dec 10...Rating...98...PP Leader...NCS

12. OL Julian Williams (6-4, 295 pounds, 5.2/40) New Bern (NC) High School

Prospect Ranking....3-star prospect....Nation's No. 14 OG by Tom Lemming...NCS Recruiter........Manny Diaz

Notes....Has offers from NCS, ECU and MD. Injury in 2003 has caused some schools to take wait and see approach but Pack has been aggressive. State has been Williams' consistent leader with many feeling a commit to NCS only being a matter of time. Teammates with Pack recruit Montario Hardesty....Update...Williams declares no favorite among East Carolina, NC State and Maryland. We think State is still in a good position but there's no denying Williams has backed off his claims on NC State leading from earlier in the year...Update...The Pack now appears to be firmly in the lead but TENN has offered so an eye will have to be kept on the Vols...Update...Everything still appears to be a go with Williams. Will officially visit on Jan 14...Rating.....97...PP Leader...NCS

13. OL Curtis Crouch (6-5, 315 pounds, 5.3/40) EE Smith High School, Fayetteville, NC

Prospect Ranking....3-star prospect...Nation's No. 6 OG by Tom Lemming....No. 11 player in NC....NCS Recruiter........Curt Cignetti

Notes....Super OL prospect with tremendous strength and good agility. Offers from NCS, OKL, UVA, VT and TENN and has consistently listed NCS as fave. Family prefers NCS and former teammate, Demarcus Tyler, is at State now. Watch out for TENN and potentially VT.....Update...State still at the top but visits could become crucial. We like the fact Crouch's family is pushing State...Update...Crouch took in Richmond and OSU games at State. Will officially visit Oklahoma, NC State, Virginia Tech and Tennessee (no offer). We still think State to be the team to beat...Update...Pack still looking strong and a commit after his official visit (Dec 10) is possible...Rating....97...PP Leader...NCS

14. TE/DE Jonathan Hannah (6-4, 255 pounds, 4.8/40) South View HS, Hope Mills, NC

Prospect Ranking.....4-star prospect....Nation's No. 5 TE....No. 4 player in NC....NCS Recruiter........Mike Barry

Notes....Tremendous jumbo athlete who now has better than a dozen offers. NCS and VT have been prominent for months with VT taking a slight lead recently. Father played at NCS. Some feel Hannah is destined for NCS but the fact some feel that way could hurt with Hannah. NCS will have to win Hannah over because he won't choose NCS simply because both parents went there. Update...Recently attended Meet the Pack Day and State still looks to be strong. Hannah explained on Pack Pride that he and Cameron Sexton would like to attend the same school but both ultimately have to do what's best for both....Update...Says he will pay for official visit to NC State. Has not attended an NC State home game this year but Pack still appears strong. Look out for Virginia Tech still as well as Penn State, Oklahoma and Clemson...Update...One guru from a competing team for Hannah told Pack Pride that he was hearing from his sources that the only way Hannah wouldn't go to State was if the Pack stopped recruiting him. That ain't gonna happen...Update...Will officially visit on Jan 14. Friend Cam Sexton committed to UNC but Sexton told us he thinks Hannah's going to State...Rating....95...PP Leader...?

15. WR/RB JC Neal (6-0, 185 pounds, 4.4/40) Lakewood High School, Sumter, SC

Prospect Ranking....3-star prospect....No. 8 player in SC....NCS Recruiter........Dick Portee

Notes....Blazing prospect who reportedly wowed the NCS coaches at camp with his speed. Being recruited as a WR/RB, odds are he would end up at WR for NCS. Has better than a dozen offers but has consistently favored VT and NCS. Should be in attendance for State games this fall...Update...Maryland, VT and NC State continue to lead the way with Duke in the mix as well. ....Update...Neal has established official visits with Virginia Tech and Maryland. NC State appears to still be a major player and should be setting an official visit in the near future. Florida State is still a possibility...Update...Will officially visit NC State on Dec. 10. Appears to be three horse race between NCS, VT and MD...Update...Neal has stated in several interviews that NCS is slight leader. He will visit for VT-UVA game and that could be key in his recruiting....Update...NCS continues to lead over VT and MD. USC and CLEM trying to get back into play. Will officially visit on Jan 14. A commit is certainly possible...Rating....95...PP Leader....NCS

16. DE Ricky Jean-Francois (6-3, 245 pounds, 4.6/40) Carol City High School, Miami, Fla

Notes.....5-star prospect....Nation's No. 4 DE...Favors MIA solid over NCS, FSU, LSU and SC...Update...Grades are at issue but NCS has done a great job of setting the plate if they improve. We think State is probably a slight leader here but should grades improves watch for teams by the dozen to jump on the bandwagon. State will have to go out of their way to show they were loyal from the beginning. If MIA were to offer at any point it would be next to impossible to land him...Rating....95...PP Leader....NCS

17. OL Chris Barney (6-5, 315 pounds, 5.2/40) Northwestern High School, Miami, Fla

Prospect Ranking....4-star prospect....Nation's No. 26 OL....No. 2 OL in Florida by Orlando Sentinel....NCS Recruiter........Doc Holliday

Notes....Super OL prospect with outstanding strength and good agility. Close to 20 offers but the front runners appear to be MIA, Southern Cal, NCS, OKL, OSU and FSU. We feel strongly that State will get an official visit but history has not been kind to the Pack with OL from S. Florida.....Update...Barney continues to favor Miami but a case could be made that State has emerged as his clear No. 2 choice. If they can convince him of early available playing time, perhaps he could be won over...Update...Barney favors MIA over NCS, however, State may have an ace here. Grades are somewhat of a concern and the Canes cannot afford to risk over-signing again in 2005. If Barney is borderline to qualify when signing day approaches, that could open the door for State to steal him...Update...Barney has qualified. NCS leads after Barney's OV to State. Barney would be a huge get for the Pack...Rating....95...PP Leader....NCS

18. RB Toney Baker (5-11, 215 pounds, 4.4/40) Ragsdale High School, Jamestown, NC

Prospect Ranking....4-star prospect....Nation's No. 3 RB by Tom Lemming....No. 1 player in NC....NCS Recruiter........Curt Cignetti

Notes....Some consider Baker to be a heavy silent lean to NCS. Publically, Baker says he is open between NCS, UNC, VT, UVA and TENN. Proximity to home is big consideration as is ability to impact as a freshman. Baker has numerous friends at State and has unofficially visited several times...Update...With the Pack securing Bobby Washington, State's chances of landing Baker slipped. Where State looked almost like a sure thing several weeks ago, NCS, VT and UVA all look neck and neck currently. Should Darrell Blackman and Bobby Washington have big years, realistically, one would expect State to fall further....Update...Visited VT for NCS game and will visit NCS this weekend for the WF game. Baker will probably compare C-F crowd to Blacksburg. With VT getting a commit from Elan Lewis, Virginia and Tennessee now look like the primary threats...Update...Has not officially narrowed to three but quietly, UVA, TENN and NCS appear to lead and probably in that order...Update...NCS has made a move in a big way...Rating....95...PP Leader....NCS

19. OL Simon Codrington (6-5, 265 pounds, 5.0/40) S. Miami (Fla) High School

Prospect Ranking....3-star prospect....No. 7 OL in Florida by Orlando Sentinel....NCS Recruiter........Doc Holliday

Notes....Tall, athletic OL who holds a tremendous amount of upside. Reports close to two dozen offers but appears to be mainly focused on the Big 3, WVU, NCS and MSU. FLA may hold the upper hand currently but this is a player State has the potential to land....Update...All indications are this battle will come down to FLA or NCS. Codrington has said that if he goes out of state to play it will most likely be at NC State...Update....Appears Codrington may slightly be leaning to NCS but FLA is still a team that must be reckoned with if they settle coaching issues. Personal attention from Amato has helped big-time in this battle and State coaches love his upside...Update...FSU now a major player as well...Rating....94...PP Leader....NCS/FSU

20. QB Chris Todd (6-3, 190 pounds) Elizabethtown (Ky) High School

Prospect Ranking...Currently unranked....NCS Recruiter....Curt Cignetti

Notes....Pocket passer that had monster season as a junior passing for better than 4,500 yards and 50 touchdowns. Camped at State this summer and reported that he came away with an offer. In addition to the Pack, Todd claims offers from UNC, WF and CINC. Todd is reportedly trying to decide between UNC and NCS and a decision could potentially come at any time. One caveat is that we're not completely sure what effect Greco's commit could have on the status of Todd, or if it could have any effect at all as it appears State is seriously pursuing the possibility of landing two QB's.....Update...Todd says he now favors NC State, Texas Tech and Oklahoma although the Sooners haven't offered. Todd seemed to indicate that State may have a slight lead and he will officially visit for the Miami game...Update...Todd continues to list NC State and Texas Tech as the leaders. Decision could come anytime...Rating....93...PP Leader....TT/NCS

21. LB Eric Houston (6-2, 220 pounds, 4.61 in the 40) Coral Reef High School, Miami, Fla

Prospect Ranking...2-star prospect...NCS Recruiter...Doc Holliday

Notes...Has been timed as low as 4.56 in the 40. Good size but most importantly, possesses tremendous football instincts and always finds a way to get to the ball. NCS recently offered and Houston will visit on Dec. 10. He currently favors CLEM, AUB and NCS but we like State's chances here, especially with State hot after his teammates Avery Vogt and Dorian Munroe....Update...Had super visit and short of a Miami offer, we love State's chances. FSU has entered the fray as well but State landing teammate may be the edge to get them over the hump. The two are extremely close...Rating 93...PP Leader...NCS

22. S Dorian Munroe (6-0, 180 pounds, 4.55/40) Coral Reef HS, Miami, Fl

Prospect Ranking....4-star prospect and the No. 29 player in Florida by TheInsiders.com....NCS Recruiter....Doc Holliday

Notes....Munroe has good speed and the play-making ability and football savvy that can't be coached. Georgia, Miami, Florida State, Florida and LSU appear to be the front-runners but we really like the Pack's chances here. Munroe has connections with several of the Killian players on the State roster, particularly Bobby Washington and that could help State's chances when official visits roll around.....Update...Reports that he favors Georgia and NC State. Miami or Florida State offer could change that...Update...Had a great visit and landing Vogt and potentially Houston could enhance the Pack's chances. FSU has become a player but Munroe says UGA and NCS are tied for the lead...Rating....92...PP Leader....UGA/NCS

23. OL Quinton Brown (6-6, 260 pounds, 4.9 seconds in the 40) Edgewater HS, Orlando, Fla

Prospect Ranking...Unrated....NCS Recruiter....Todd Stroud

Notes...When looking at AA OL Matt Hardrick, recruiters couldn't help but notice Brown. Big, athletic lineman with long arms. Physically, not where Hardrick is now but tons of potential and has earned dozen offers from schools like Florida, FSU and NC State. Probably leaning to staying in-state but State should get an official visit in December....Update...Favors NCS and FSU. Will most likely visit in January. FSU could prove tough to beat but early PT is in State's corner...Rating....92...PP Leader....NCS/FSU

24. DE Vladimir Richard (6-3, 255 pounds, 4.8 seconds in the 40) Piper HS, Sunrise, Fla

Prospect Ranking...4-star prospect...NCS Recruiter...Doc Holliday

Notes...Former Florida commit but major NCS target for months. Longshot for State here but Pack should get an official visit on Dec 3 or 10. TENN is strong here as is FLA, AUB, FSU, CLEM and MIA....Update....Had a great visit by all accounts. He is one to keep a very close eye on as we may not know his final destination until signing day...Rating...92....PP Leader...?

25. LB/DE Gerald Williams (6-4, 225 pounds, 4.7/40) Boyd Anderson HS, Lauderdale Lakes, Fla

Prospect Ranking...4-star prospect...NCS Recruiter...Doc Holliday

Notes...Florida soft commitment that is looking around. Appears to be a fairly solid package deal with DE Vlad Richard. Like Richard and Morley, will be tough to get him but an official visit on Dec 3 or 10 would be a good start...Update...See Richard....Rating 92....PP Leader....FLA

Just missed the cut....

Here's 17 more prospects who didn't quite make the top 25 list but the potential is certainly there for any of these talented players to be included in future lists.

26. CB Jordan Hemby (5-11, 175 pounds, 4.4/40) Freedom High School, Morganton, NC

Prospect Ranking....No. 26 player in NC...NCS Recruiter........Curt Cignetti

Notes....Has attended four camps and earned a scholarship from each school he attended including NCS, VT, UNC and CLEM. Has shied away from naming faves so impossible to say exactly what he might be thinking. Has forged a good relationship with the NCS coaches however....Update...Visited for OSU game and will return for the Miami game. Still denies favorites from among NC State, Virginia Tech, UNC and Clemson although we felt much more positive after speaking with him...Rating....91...PP Leader....?

27. DE Everette Brown (6-4, 240 pounds, 4.55/40) Beddingfield High School, Wilson, NC

Prospect Ranking....4-star prospect....Nation's No. 12 DE....No. 6 player in NC....NCS Recruiter........Manny Diaz

Notes....Sports offers from NCS, TENN, MIA, VT and UNC among others. NCS, UNC, PSU, MIA and FSU appear to be the primary contenders. Has made unofficial visits to NCS but has not named any leaders as of yet. Brown heading out of state could be a real possibility....Update...We feel much better about State's chances although it will be a dogfight. Brown visited for the OSU game and continues to favor the same schools...Update...The prevailing argument seems to be whether or not Brown will stay in-state or go out of state. Has attended several Pack games and parents appear to be in State's corner...Rating....90...PP Leader....NCS/FSU/VT/UNC

28. OL John Gill (6-3, 285 pounds, 4.9 in the 40) Bellarmine Prep, San Jose, Calif

Prospect Ranking...Unrated....NCS Recruiter...Noel Mazzone

Notes...Had super senior season after fabulous showing at Nike Camp. Pack viewed senior film and offered shortly thereafter. Gill is wide open currently but considering Utah, Vandy, NC State, Fresno State and Oregon. State gets final visit on Jan. 14. Insider reports have Gill being very excited about NC State. Rating...90...PP Leader...Open

29. WR Louis Murphy (6-3, 185 pounds, 4.5 in the 40) Lakewood High School, St Petersburg, Fl

Prospect Ranking...3-star prospect...NCS Recruiter...Todd Stroud

Notes...Committed earlier in season to Florida. Were it not for the distance factor, we believe State would the clear leader here. Coach Stroud has done a super job of keeping the Pack in the race. As it is, State is nipping at the heels of the Gators and there's a good chance this one will go all the way to signing day...Rating...90...PP Leader...Florida

30. CB Knowledge Timmons (5-10, 175 pounds, 4.4 in the 40) William Penn HS, York, Pa

Prospect Ranking...Unranked...NCS Recruiter...Greg Williams

Notes...Another Greg Williams prospect that State offered after viewing senior film. Numerous other schools have offered off of that film as well. Pack was an early leader before a flood of recruiting interest hit. Timmons now favors Maryland and the Terps may prove tough to beat. In addition to MD, Timmons has also visited BC and will visit Uconn and possibly South Carolina. NCS will get an official visit on Dec 12-14 (Sun-Tue) which certainly isn't an ideal time frame but that was basically an only option as Timmons plans to announce before Christmas...Rating...90...PP Leader...MD

31. RB Richie Rich (5-10, 180 pounds, 4.4/40) Wheeler High School, Marietta, Ga

Prospect Ranking....4-star prospect....Nation's No. 20 RB....NCS Recruiter........Noel Mazzone

Notes....Super player with great strength, speed and vision. Coach Mazzone loves Rich at RB and that fact has propelled NCS to the front of Rich's top five along with MD. However, MD may not take any more RB's which could drop them on his list. Will visit NCS this fall. Other schools to keep an eye on are FSU, ND, AUB and OKL...Update....Rich loves the Florida schools and has not hid the fact he would probably commit should FSU or MIA offer....However, short of an offer from those two, State still looks strong with their offense being a major selling point....Update...Appears State may have backed off Rich...Update...NCS back on Rich. Had a good visit but will be January before we know where he's headed...Rating....89...PP Leader....?

32. RB Conredge Collins (6-0, 220 pounds, 4.6/40) Pace High School, Miami, Fla

Notes....3-star prospect...Favors FSU and MIA over NCS and OSU. Visited NCS this summer....Update...Will officially visit on 12-10. Pack a longshot but mom lives in Durham which is a plus. FSU is team to beat in our opinion...Rating....89...PP Leader....FSU

33. S Randy Phillips (6-0, 180 pounds, 4.5 in the 40) Glades Central HS, Belle Glade, Fla

Prospect Ranking...3-star prospect...NCS Recruiter...Doc Holliday

Notes...Early commit to MIA but appears open based on comments and feedback. State did a great job with their official visit but with visits to MIA and FSU looming, it's hard to realistically say that State has anything more than a remote shot here. Perhaps the one factor in State's corner is early playing time....Rating...88....PP Leader...MIA

34. ATH Kyle Newell (6-4, 225 pounds, 4.55 in the 40) Bethlehem (PA) Catholic HS

Prospect Ranking...4-star prospect...NCS Recruiter...Greg Williams

Notes...CB coach Greg Williams' connections at Bethlehem Catholic have paid off as he's been able to land an official visit with Newell. Realistically, State may be a longshot and it will probably take a blowout trip to have a good shot. However, Newell is a very quiet person so getting an accurate reas on him has been tough. Insiders feel MD and UVA lead currently. Newell's former teammate, John Bedics is on the NC State roster...Rating...87....PP Leader...UVA/MD

35. OL Michael Turkovich (6-5, 265 pounds, 5.0/40) Valley Forge Academy, Wayne, Pa

Prospect Ranking...Currently Unranked....NCS Recruiter........Greg Williams

Notes....Picked up offers from NCS, UNC, DK, BC and WIS this summer and currently favors NCS. Wants to play in big-time conference and proximity to home is a factor as well. Not necessarily a slam dunk for NCS so keep an eye on BC and WIS. Update...LSU recently offered and that has greatly clouded the picture. Decision could still come any day and it looks to be between LSU and NCS. Could go either way at this point.....Update...Turkovich now says he's even between WIS, BC, LSU and NCS. We're not as optimistic here as we once were but the additions of McCuller and Kline certainly help if the Pack misses here...Update...We could be completely wrong but we think NCS is out of this race...Update...We were wrong. Turkovich is scheduled to officially visit on Dec 10. However, we think BC may hold a slight lead. State needs a blowout OV to have a chance...Rating....87...PP Leader....BC

36. CB Guesly Dervil (5-10, 170 pounds, 4.4/40) Ed White High School, Jacksoville, Fla

Prospect Ranking....3-star prospect...NCS Recruiter........Reggie Herring

Notes....Has about a half dozen offers but has been favoring NCS for weeks. Very fast and athletic CB. Brother, Gerlin, is already at NCS. Keep an eye on Florida if they decide to offer. Another school in the running is UGA....Update....If State goes all out for Dervil, we think they can land him. He is obviously close to his brother and that could be a major factor for State...Update...Pack interest doesn't look particularly strong and recruiting coach (Herring) is gone...Rating....87...PP Leader....WVU

37. DT Jeffrey Owens (6-2, 275 pounds, 4.9/40) Plantation (Fla) High School

Notes....4-star prospect....Favors MIA, FSU and OKL over NCS and UGA. Camped at NCS....Will officially visit 12-10...Rating....87...PP Leader....FSU/MIA

38. ATH Montario Hardesty (6-1, 200 pounds, 4.4/40) New Bern (NC) High School

Prospect Ranking....4-star prospect....Nation's No. 11 S.....No. 7 player in NC....NCS Recruiter........Manny Diaz

Notes....Amazing ATH that could project at a number of positions. Has steadily seen his offer list grow this summer. Grew up a fan of FSU but Noles have not been overly involved. Many feel, short of an FSU offer, NCS could prove tough to beat- especially if teammate Julian Williams should choose the Pack. NEB, VT and UNC also heavily involved....Update...NC State now leads slightly with Nebraska, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Tennessee and Clemson trailing closely...Update... Hardesty reportedly had a good trip to TENN. Imperative for State's chances that they get Hardesty in for an official visit. Ideal situation may very well to be to ensure State gets his last official visit...Update...Pack chances look slim to none. Convincing him to come as a RB has been next to impossible. UT and UNC lead...Rating....86...PP Leader...UNC/UT

39. DE/TE Richard Gordon (6-4, 255 pounds, 4.7/40) Norland High School, Miami, Fla

Prospect Ranking....4-star prospect....Nation's No. 15 DE....No. 1 TE in Florida by Orlando Sentinel....NCS Recruiter........Doc Holliday

Notes....One of the nation's best combo DE/TE athletes. Has around 10 offers and has reported that NCS is one of the schools recruiting him the hardest. Primary schools right now appear to be NEB, FLA, FSU and NCS but watch out for MIA should the Canes offer. Potential for OV later in the year looks good....Rating....85...PP Leader....?

40. QB Carlton Hill (6-2, 205 pounds, 4.6 in the 40) Jefferson County HS, Monticello, Fla

Prospect Ranking...3-star prospect...NCS Recruiter...Doc Holliday

Notes....Committed to USF earlier this year but has since backed off that and now says MIA leads. Hill officially visited NCS earlier this year but Pack appears to be a longshot unless Canes go in another direction....Rating....82....PP Leader...MIA

41. RB Antone Smith (5-8, 185 pounds, 4.4/40) Pahokee (Fla) High School

Prospect Ranking....5-star prospect....Nation's No. 3 RB....No. 2 RB in Florida by Orlando Sentinel....NCS Recruiter........Doc Holliday

Notes....Amazing athlete the Pack has targeted as an every-down RB. Offers from all over but the primary teams in contention are MIA, FSU, NCS and RUT. Smith has sincere interest in the Pack but the pressure to stay in Florida may be too much. Probably a Cane when all is said and done....Rating....82...PP Leader....MIA

42. S Kenny Phillips (6-2, 195 pounds, 4.45/40) Carol City High School, Miami, Fla

Notes....5-star prospect....Nation's No. 1 S.....Favors MIA, FSU, NCS, FLA, LSU....Update...Still favors MIA and FSU. Will be a Cane in the end...Rating....80...PP Leader....MIA


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