Pack Pride's N.C. Top-30 Prospects: #11-20

Pack Pride breaks down the top 30 prospects in NC. In today's installment, we take a look at #11-20.

  • Top 30: #21-#30

    After last spring and summer's combines, camps, senior season, film evaluation and Shrine Bowl game, the staff at Pack Pride has put together our post season look at the top 30 prospects from the state of North Carolina. Today we break down numbers 20-11.

    20. TE Dennis Godfrey...6-2, 252 pounds, 5.05 in the 40 (combine timed)...Lee County High School, Sanford, NC

    Offers...UNC, Wake Forest, East Carolina, Virginia...Schools...Committed to Wake Forest on June 20

    Rankings Summary...Scout...18...SuperPrep...25...James...20...Steve...20

    Notes...Godfrey is physically impressive. He moves well and looked solid at both tight end and as a defensive lineman. Could emerge as a blocking tight end in the right program or, we could see him potentially playing defensive tackle as well.

    NC State connection...The Pack is recruiting Godfrey but their interest doesn't appear to be too serious right now.

    19. QB/ATH O.C. Wardlow ...5-11, 179 pounds, 4.79 seconds in the 40...Mt. Tabor High School, Winston-Salem, NC

    Offers...Virginia, Tennessee, Duke, and South Carolina...Schools...Committed to Virginia on August 20, 2005

    Rankings Summary...Scout...13...SuperPrep...12...James...19...Steve...19

    Notes...Wardlow may not have the classic size of a D-1 QB but he definitely has the look of a Marques Hagans-type QB and should fit in well in the Virginia offensive system. Has the ability to buy time with his feet and possesses adequate arm strength.

    NC State connection...Wardlow reportedly liked the Pack but State never appeared to show heavy interest.

    18. DL Greg Elleby...6-4, 280 pounds, 5.59 in the 40 (combine timed)...South Columbus High School, Tabor City, NC

    Offers...UNC, NC State, ECU, Virginia Tech...Schools...Committed to UNC on April 23

    Rankings Summary...Scout...29...SuperPrep...13...James...21...Steve...16

    Notes...Elleby is a player that impressed over the summer with his size and tenacity at the line of scrimmage. Reminded us a lot of UNC DL Khalif Mitchell. Elleby runs well and as he gets stronger, could become a solid interior player for the Heels.

    NC State connection...NC State had reportedly offered Elleby but missed out on him to the Heels.

    17. TE Vince Jacobs...6-6, 210 pounds, 4.75 in the 40 (combine timed)...Providence Day, Charlotte, NC

    Offers...UNC, Wake Forest, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech and Virginia...Schools...Committed to UNC on July 19

    Rankings Summary...Scout...16...SuperPrep...34...James...18...Steve...18

    Notes....Tall, rangy tight end that really put together an impressive summer, coming away with several scholarship offers. Has good hands but will need time once he gets to college to put on more size.

    NC State connection...Jacobs reportedly made a late offer to Jacobs but he appears to be solid for the Heels.

    16. WR Owen Spencer ...6-2, 165 pounds, 4.49 in the 40 (combine timed) North Brunswick High School, Leland, NC

    Offers...NC State, Virginia, and Virginia Tech...Schools...Committed to NC State on October 25, 2005

    Rankings Summary...Scout...24...SuperPrep...33...James...15...Steve...17

    Notes....Spencer is probably one of the state's most underrated prospects. He was one of the top, pure receivers we saw all year. Spencer runs great routes, has good speed and reliable hands. The only thing he will need is time to add weight and strength.

    NC State connection...NC State jumped on Spencer early and that helped pave the way for an early Pack commitment

    15. RB Johnny White...5-10, 189 pounds, 4.53 in the 40 (combine timed) Asheville (NC) High School

    Offers...UNC, Arkansas, Wake Forest...Schools...White committed to UNC on July 25, 2005

    Rankings Summary...Scout...11...SuperPrep...8...James...16...Steve...14

    Notes...White is a jitter-bug RB that excels at making people miss and is a super player once he gets into the open field. Was injured and missed the Shrine Bowl but should become a solid player for the Heels down the road.

    NC State connection...NC State recruited White but did not offer.

    14. CB Raeshon McNeil...6-0, 175 pounds, 4.69 in the 40 (combine timed) Davie County High School, Mocksville, NC

    Offers...Notre Dame, UNC, Duke, Wake Forest, South Carolina, Virginia...Schools...McNeil committed to Notre Dame on August 15

    Rankings Summary...Scout...6...SuperPrep...7...James...12...Steve...15

    Notes...McNeil has very good size for a CB and has the frame to play quite a bit bigger on the college level. Recruited as a CB, could ultimately grow into a safety. Has good cover skills but struggled at the Shrine Bowl.

    NC State connection...Some reports had NC State offering McNeil but in any event, Notre Dame landed him.

    13. WR Hakeem Nicks...6-1, 200 pounds, 4.5 in the 40...Independence High School, Charlotte, NC

    Offers...UNC...Schools...Nicks committed to UNC on August 2, 2005

    Rankings Summary...Scout...7...SuperPrep...UR...James...14...Steve...13

    Notes...Nicks is a sizeable target that put up huge numbers for Independence in 2005 after the departure of all-everything Mohamed Massaquoi. He also looked good at the Shrine Bowl and could emerge as a dependable, possession-type receiver but also has the size and strength to out-muscle smaller CB's around the goal line.

    NC State connection...The Pack was not involved.

     

    12. DT Ricardo Crawford...6-1, 296 pounds, 5.16 in the 40 (combine timed) W Columbus High School, Cerro Gordo, NC

    Offers...Georgia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest...Schools...Committed to UGA on June 13, 2005

    Rankings Summary...Scout...14...SuperPrep...18...James...13...Steve...11

    Notes...Crawford was a sleeper prospect until he made a surprising commitment to Georgia earlier in the year. Doesn't have prototypical size and may be a touch slower than Mullins but is impressive, nonetheless.

    NC State connection...The Wolfpack was very interested and reportedly planned to offer but Crawford committed to Georgia before this could happen.

    11. RB Norman Whitley ...5-10, 180 pounds, 4.47 in the 40 (combine tested)...Richmond County High School, Rockingham, NC

    Offers...ECU...Schools...UNC, ECU...Leader...Unknown currently

    Rankings Summary...Scout...15...SuperPrep...10...James...10...Steve...12

    Notes...Were Whitley two inches taller he'd likely be one of the top prospects in the state. Like his teammate Tavares Brown, Whitley is simply a ball player that goes out and gets the job done. Size is a concern for many D-1 players and he doesn't necessarily have the build of a CB but there's no questioning Whitley's ability to produce, particularly on the high school level.

    NC State connection...NC State is showing some interest but hard to judge whether they will offer a scholarship.


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