Spring Game Attracts Many of the Region's Best

Many consider the spring game to be the unofficial kickoff for the upcoming recruiting year. Based on the turnout of high school players, the event was a resounding success for the Pack.

NC State played it's annual spring game this past weekend. The event also attracted dozens of prospects for the class of 2006. Pack Pride breaks down several of the players that were in attendance.

Dion Mcnair... Randleman High School...RB with good size (6-1, 190 pounds) that rushed for 596 yards last year but was injured after playing in just three games.

Kevin Atkins...Southern Durham High School...QB for S Durham that has good size (6-1, 207 pounds) but is extremely raw as a QB. Atkins is also a pretty good athlete. He threw for 1,335 yards and 13 TD's in 2004.

Ronnell Brown...Hickory High School in Chesapeake, Va...Brown is a solid 6-2, 230 pound DE. Has not been offered but State is very interested. This was Brown's second trip to NC State.

Donnell Brown...Hickory High School in Chesapeake, Va...Brother of Ronnell, Donnell is much shorter, probably 5-10, but he is built like a bulldozer and weighs around 250 pounds. Speed may be a concern but could be a solid MLB.

Jayson Ayers...Marlboro County, SC...Ayers is one of SC's top prospects and already has an offer from NC State. Has a great frame (6-4, 235 pounds). Reportedly had a great visit and the Pack could become a serious player. Has a brother currently at Tennessee that NC State recruited in 2003.

Marshall Williams...Riverside High School...Williams (6-1, 170 pounds) is a lanky receiver with long arms. Last season he had 53 catches for 777 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was timed at 4.65-seconds at the Durham Combine and had a 34-inch vertical. Williams may be the top receiver prospect in the Triangle area.

Tyler Tkach...Northern Lehigh High School, Slatington, Pa...At 6-3, 240 pounds, is cut from the same mold as current Wolfpackers and former Pennsylvania high school stars John Bedics and Matt Kushner. Tkach has offers from Pittsburgh and NC State.

Devon Moore...Cedar Ridge High School...Moore has rushed for over 3,000 yards combined the last two seasons. At 5-9, 190 pounds, he could emerge as a solid prospect for 2005. Moore may be better suited as a defensive back but is built solid and extremely athletic.

Tyler Bullard...Charlotte Catholic High School...Bullard is a 6-1, 295 pound defensive tackle. Doesn't possess prototypical height but neither did NC State signee Alan-Michael Cash.

Gavin Smith...Wakefield High School...NC State commitment

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Lamarcus Bond...Hertford County High School, Ahoskie, NC...Bond is a 5-10, 170 pound athlete that rushed for just under 1,000 yards and had 400 yards receiving in 2004. He reports offers from Clemson, Duke, Maryland and Virginia Tech.

Toney Baker...NC State signee

Julian Williams...NC State signee

JC Neal...NC State signee

Curtis Crouch...NC State signee

Mike Greco...NC State signee

Ray Michel...NC State signee

Alan-Michael Cash...NC State signee

Andy Barbee...NC State signee

Drew Gloster...Good Counsel High School, Damascus, MD...Gloster is a big target at wide receiver. Listed at 6-4, 215 pounds, Hebron had 25 catches for 360 yards in 2004 and has collected early scholarship offers from Penn State, Virginia Tech, Boston College, UNC and Oklahoma among others.

Akeem Hebron...Good Counsel High School, Damascus, MD...Not the biggest LB (6-2, 195 pounds) but is a monster on the field. Had around 100 tackles and five sacks as a junior. Hebron has offers from all over the nation, including NC State and will definitely be one to watch in 2005.

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