High School: Tift County High School
Team Colors: Blue and White
Rating: 2-star prospect
Allen Notes: At 6-foot-3 and 310 pounds, Allen is an above-average athlete. He's been timed at 4.98 in the 40-yard dash, benches 365 pounds, and he has maxed out at 625-pounds squatting and 335 pounds on the power clean.
"Zach is a real physical and just very athletic," said Tift County head coach Jay Walls. "He really has all the tools that you look for in a lineman. He has great feet. We run a lot of screens and he does a good job of getting out front and maintaining his blocks for our backs... that isn't an easy thing to do.
"Another thing with Zach is he is still growing. He will turn 17 this fall... he's just 16 years old."
Allen was recruited by linebackers coach Andy McCollum. He also had scholarship offers offers from Troy, South Florida, UAB and Middle Tennessee State before verbaling to NC State.
|TIFTON (GA) TIFT COUNTY BLUE DEVILS 2007 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Aug. 24||@Southside (Scrimmage)||W: 40-0|
|Aug. 31||@Brooks County (GA) High||W: 16-7|
|Sept. 7||SOUTH FORSYTH (GA) HIGH||W: 23-0|
|Sept. 14||AMERICUS-SUMTER (GA) HIGH||W: 41-7 -- 476 yards of total offense|
|Sept. 21||@Thomas Co. Central (GA) High||L: 32-13|
|Oct. 5||@Valdosta (GA) High||L: 27-26|
|Oct. 12||COFFEE CO. (GA) HIGH||L: 31-14|
|Oct. 19||HOUSTON CO. (GA) HIGH||W: 21-14|
|Oct. 26||@Warner Robins (GA) High||7:30|
|Nov. 2||@Lowndes Co. (GA) High||8:00|
|Nov. 2||COLQUITT CO. (GA) HIGH||8:00|
High School: Bunn High School
Team Colors: Green and Yellow
Conference: 2A - Northern Carolina Conference
Rating: 4-star prospect; No. 51 overall nationally; No. 1 in NC; No. 7 RB overall nationally
Video: Brandon Barnes Highlights
Barnes Notes: Barnes played both ways as a junior and Bunn head coach David Howle will use him the same way in 2007.
Offensively, Barnes saw significant time at both tailback and wide receiver where he totaled over 800 all-purpose yards and 12 all-purpose touchdowns. He also added two more scores on kick returns. Defensively, Barnes played every position in the secondary collecting five interceptions and 77 tackles including 20 stops in their final game.
Regarded by many as the top player in the state of North Carolina, Barnes committed to NC State this summer while attending the Wolfpack's camp. He chose the Wolfpack over offers from Southern Cal, Florida, North Carolina, Clemson, Virginia Tech, and Auburn among others.
|BUNN (NC) WILDCATS 2007 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Aug. 24||@Southern Nash (NC) High||W: 26-7|
|Aug. 31||@Jamesville (NC) High||W: 42-0|
|Sept. 7||LOUISBURG (NC) HIGH||W: 32-12 -- 5 carries, 31 yards|
|Sept. 14||@Oxford (NC) J.F. Webb||W: 21-20|
|Sept. 21||NASH CENTRAL (NC) HIGH||L: 38-14|
|Oct. 5||HENDERSON (NC) SOUTHERN VANCE||L: 26-14|
|Oct. 12||@Northwest Halifax (NC) High||W: 55-6 -- 11 carries, 88 yards, 2 TDs (6, 11)|
|Oct. 19||@Franklinton (NC) High||W: 56-0|
|Oct. 26||ROANOKE RAPIDS||7:30|
|Nov. 2||WARREN COUNTY||7:30|
Hometown: Milton, Florida
High School: Milton High School
Team Colors: Black and Yellow
Rating: 3-star prospect
Video: Williams Beasley Highlights
Beasley Notes: Beasley racked up 129 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and six sacks en route to all-area and 4A all-state honors as a junior. He chose the Wolfpack over offers from Maryland, Florida Atlantic, Southern Miss, South Florida, Middle Tennessee State and Iowa State. He projects as a strongside linebacker on the next level.
|MILTON (FL) PANTHERS 2007 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Aug. 23||CHOCTAW (FL) HIGH||W: 27-13|
|Aug. 31||WALTON BEACH (FL) HIGH||W: 31-14 -- 11 tackles, 1 INT, 1 PBU (Player of the Week)|
|Sept. 7||@Escambia (FL) High||W: 33-14 -- 17 tackles, two tackles for a loss|
|Sept. 14||@ Washington (FL) High||W: 16-0 -- 14 tackles, three tackles for a loss, one forced fumble|
|Sept. 21||NAVARRE (FL) HIGH||POSTPONED -- NOV. 5th|
|Sept. 28||@Choctaw (FL) High||W: 42-21|
|Oct. 5||@Pace (FL) High||L: 17-10 -- 10 tackles|
|Oct. 12||GULF BREEZE HIGH||W: 41-0|
|Oct. 26||CRESTVIEW (FL) HIGH||7:30|
|Nov. 2||TATE (FL) HIGH||7:30|
|Nov. 8||@Pine Forest (FL) High||7:30|
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
High School: Independence High School
Team Colors: Green and Gold
Conference: 4A - Southwestern Conference
Rating: 3-star prospect; No. 20 prospect in NC; No. 18 TE nationally
Video: Mario Carter Highlights
Carter Notes: Carter won a state title in 2007 in his first season at Charlotte (NC) Independence, where he started at tight end. He tallied 22 catches for 309 yards and six scores, and he added 10 rushes for 52 yards on the ground. An all-conference selection, Carter was also a vital part of Independence's running game with his lead blocking.
At 6-foot-5 and 240-pounds, he is one of the state's top jumbo athletes and a sure-fire top-20 in-state prospect. He already had offers from NC State, South Carolina, North Carolina, Michigan, Marshall, Alabama, Virginia Tech, and Virginia, prior to committing.
***CARTER SUFFERED A SEASON-ENDING KNEE INJURY IN THE OPENING SCRIMMAGE. HE WILL MISS THE ENTIRE 2007 SEASON. INDEPENDENCE SCORES WILL BE POSTED FOR THOSE LOOKING TO FOLLOW THE TEAM.***
|CHARLOTTE (NC) INDEPENDENCE PATRIOTS 2007 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Aug. 24||@Charlotte (NC) Olympic||W: 36-0|
|Aug. 31||@Cincinnati (OH) Elder||L: 41-34|
|Sept. 7||WEST CHARLOTTE (NC) HIGH||W: 49-32|
|Sept. 14||CHARLOTTE (NC) VANCE||W: 28-0|
|Sept. 21||@Charlotte (NC) Myers Park||W: 36-14|
|Sept. 28||CHARLOTTE (NC) SOUTH MECKLENBURG||W: 49-14|
|Oct. 5||@Ardrey-Kell High||W: 61-3|
|Oct. 12||PROVIDENCE HIGH||W: 43-7|
|Oct. 19||@Weddington (NC)High||W: 76-27|
|Oct. 26||@East Mecklenburg High||7:30|
|Nov. 2||MATTHEWS (NC) BUTLER (Memorial Stadium)||7:30|
High School: Westfield High School
Team Colors: Black and Gold
Conference: AAA Division 6
Rating: 4-star prospect; No. 150 overall nationally; No. 5 in VA; No. 10 QB overall nationally
Video: Mike Glennon Highlights
Glennon Notes: In his junior season in 2006, Mike Glennon completed 123-of-205 passes for 1,662 yards with 18 touchdowns to only five interceptions. Westfield went 11-1 on the season, falling in the regional championship game.
After a strong spring on the camp circuit, Glennon earned invites to the prestigious Elite 11 Camp and the inaugural ESPN All-Star Football Game. He won the Most Improved Award and also the award given to the player most likely to play first in college. Glennon also finished runner-up to Nebraska commitment Blaine Gabbert in the MVP voting.
He had landed scholarship offers from Virginia, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida State, Miami, Virginia Tech and Purdue prior to committing to the Wolfpack.
|CHANTILLY (VA) WESTFIELD BULLDOGS 2007 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Aug. 17||DEMATHA (SCRIMMAGE)||175 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT|
|Aug. 23||Dinwiddie/Hermitage/L.C. Byrd Scrimmage||19-30, 1 TD|
|Aug. 30||SOUTH COUNTY (VA) HIGH||W: 45-6 -- 5-5, 56 yards, 3 TDs, 1 rushing TD|
|Sept. 7||@Lee (VA) High||W: 38-7 -- 10-15, 213 yards, two TDs, 25-yard rushing TD|
|Sept. 14||HAYFIELD (VA) HIGH||W: 41-6 -- 11-17, 192 yards, two TDs|
|Sept. 20||CHANTILLY (VA) HIGH||W: 28-16 -- 15-22, 174 yards, 2 TDs; 6 carries, 50 yards, 1 TD|
|Sept. 28||@Robinson (VA) High||W: 38-7 -- 14-19, 163 yards 2 TDs (4, 10), 1 TD run, 1 INT (first of year)|
|Oct. 5||@Woodson (VA) High||W: 31-0 -- 19-26, 196 yards, 3 TDs (10, 20, 25)|
|Oct. 12||FAIRFAX (VA) HIGH||W: -- 4-9, 130 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT|
|Oct. 19||HERNDON (VA) HIGH||W: 34-0 -- 8-of-14, 105 yards, 3 TDs|
|Oct. 26||@Oakton (VA) High||7:30|
|Nov. 2||@Centreville (VA) High||7:30|
High School: Wakefield High School
Team Colors: Maroon and Silver
Conference: 4A - Cap 7 Conference
Rating: 2-star prospect
Video: T.J. Graham Highlights
Graham Notes: Fast wide receiver prospect who placed third nationally in the 100-meter dash at the 2007 Nike Nationals with a 10.53 into a headwind.
In eight games as a junior, Graham reeled in a dozen passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns, adding 128 passing yards and 118 more on the ground. He had been considering Florida State, Wake Forest, Virginia, Duke, Colorado and South Carolina, among others before verbaling to NC State.
|RALEIGH (NC) WAKEFIELD WOLVERINES 2007 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Aug. 17||RALEIGH (NC) GREEN HOPE||W: 32-0 -- 3 catches, 80 yards|
|Aug. 24||@Holly Springs (NC) High||W: 30-6 -- 57-yard punt return TD|
|Aug. 31||KNIGHTDALE (NC) HIGH||W: 53-0 -- 5-yard TD reception|
|Sept. 7||@Garner (NC) High||L: 37-21|
|Sept. 14||DURHAM (NC) RIVERSIDE||W: 17-13|
|Sept. 21||RALEIGH (NC) SANDERSON||L: 17-10 -- 94-yard kickoff TD return|
|Sept. 28||@Raleigh (NC) Millbrook||L: 35-16|
|Oct. 5||RALEIGH (NC) LEESVILLE ROAD||L: 37-5|
|Oct. 12||@Wake Forest (NC) Rolesville||L: 17-0|
|Oct. 19||RALEIGH (NC) ENLOE||W: 34-14|
|Oct. 26||@Raleigh (NC) Broughton||7:30|
High School/Prep: Alexander Central HS/Hargrave Military Academy
Team Colors: Black and Orange
Conference: Prep -- Post Grad
Rating: 2-star prospect
Video: Kyle Linney Highlights
Linney Notes: After signing with NC State in 2007, Linney failed to qualify and has enrolled at Hargrave Military Academy.
Recruited as a defensive tackle, Linney will play offensive line for Hargrave in 2007 and should he receive a qualifying test score he will enroll in January. Currently he maintains that he is committed to NC State, but he is now a recruitable athlete.
|CHATHAM (VA) HARGRAVE TIGERS POST-GRADUATE 2007 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Aug. 22||@Bridgewater College||W: 14-7|
|Aug. 26||@Delaware Valley||FORFEIT|
|Sept. 3||@Robert Morris University||W: 30-0|
|Sept. 9||@Louisburg College||L: 22-12|
|Sept. 16||@Marshall University||W: 13-9|
|Sept. 23||@Salisbury University||W: 21-2|
|Sept. 27||@University of Tennessee||L: 37-20|
|Oct. 7||@Bucknell University||T: 14-14|
|Oct. 14||LOUISBURG COLLEGE||W: 30-9|
|Oct. 26||@U.S. Naval Academy||2:30|
|Nov. 2||@Fork Union||1:00|
|Nov. 9||@West Virginia University||1:00|
Hometown: Shelby, North Carolina
High School: Crest High School
Team Colors: Green and Gold
Conference: Big South 3A/4A Conference
Rating: 3-star prospect; No. 12 prospect in NC; No. 18 MLB nationally
Video: Dwayne Maddox Highlights
Maddox Notes: Last season as a junior Maddox recorded 110 tackles. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound prospect committed to NC State over offers from North Carolina, Clemson, Alabama, East Carolina, and South Carolina among others.
Maddox plays in the middle and is at his best when things come to him. He defeats blocks and goes and gets the ball. He fills the hole tremendously well and is super quick in getting through the gap to get to the ball carrier. Maddox is a big hitter that plays until the whistle blows. He plays well laterally and will chase the play no matter where on the field. Maddox is big, physical and very aggressive.
|SHELBY (NC) CREST CHARGERS 2007 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Aug. 24||@Lawndale (NC) Burns||W: 12-9 (OT) -- nine tackles, one tackle for loss, forced fumble|
|Aug. 31||@Morganton (NC) Freedom||W: 17-0 -- eight tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, forced fumble|
|Sept. 7||SHELBY (NC) HIGH||W: 14-7 -- six tackles, two tackles for loss|
|Sept. 14||KINGS MOUNTAIN (NC) HIGH||W: 45-18|
|Sept. 21||GASTONIA (NC) ASHBROOK||L: 35-17 -- (Played sparingly - hip pointer)|
|Sept. 28||@Forestview High||W: 35-0 -- DNP|
|Oct. 5||CHARLOTTE (NC) COUNTRY DAY||L: 17-0|
|Oct. 12||DALLAS (NC) NORTH GASTON||L: 30-10|
|Oct. 19||@Gastonia (NC) Hunter Huss||W: 56-14|
|Oct. 26||EAST GASTON||7:30|
|Nov. 2||@Belmont (NC) South Point||7:30|
High School: Scotland County High School
Team Colors: Blue, White, and Red
Conference: 4A - Mid-Southeastern Conference
Rating: 4-star prospect; No. 151 overall nationally; No. 2 in NC; No. 5 WLB overall nationally
Video: Terrell Manning Highlights
Manning Notes: Manning made his mark last year as a junior at Scotland County, as he tallied 130 tackles, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries to earn all-conference and all-region honors.
Manning received offers from NC State, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Clemson, and Florida among others, but he narrowed his list to the Wolfpack, Tigers and Hokies after attending camps at all three schools. He committed to NC State in early August.
|LAURINBURG (NC) SCOTLAND CO. FIGHTING SCOTS 2007 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Aug. 16 (Scrimm.)||HOGGARD/REIDSVILLE||12 tackles, four quarterback pressures, one interception (35-yard TD), one fumble recovery (20-yard TD)|
|Aug. 24||LUMBERTON (NC)||W: 36-0 -- 13 tackles|
|Aug. 31||@Marlboro (SC) County||W: 19-14 -- 20 tackles; two INTs, one a ggame-winner|
|Sept. 7||WENDELL (NC) EAST WAKE||W: 39-0 -- 14 tackles, three sacks, 26-yard interception return for TD|
|Sept. 14||@Pembroke (NC) Purnell Sweat||W: 16-12 -- 9 tackles|
|Sept. 21||@Fayetteville (NC) Westover||W: 13-6 -- 11 tackles, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery|
|Sept. 28||SOUTHERN PINES (NC) PINECREST||W: 42-7 -- 12 tackles|
|Oct. 5||@Fayetteville (NC) Douglas Byrd||W: 14-9|
|Oct. 12||FAYETTEVILLE (NC) SEVENTY FIRST||W: 27-3 -- 20 tackles|
|Oct. 19||HAMLETT (NC) RICHMOND||L: 30-27 (OT)|
|Oct. 26||@Raeford (NC) Hoke County||7:30|
|Nov. 2||FAYETTEVILLE (NC) JACK BRITT||7:30|
Hometown: Pittsboro, North Carolina
High School: Northwood High School
Team Colors: Green, Black and Gold
Conference: 2A - Mid-State Conference
Rating: 3-star prospect; No. 15 prospect in NC
Video: Tobias Palmer Highlights
Palmer Notes: As a junior, Palmer led the area in rushing, as he tallied 1,500 yards and 31 all-purpose touchdowns, including 24 on the ground. He rushed for 1,543 yards and 22 touchdowns as a sophomore.
He received an early offer from NC State and committed to the Wolfpack while also receiving heavy interest from North Carolina, Miami, Florida State, Virginia Tech, and Clemson among others.
|PITTSBORO (NC) NORTHWOOD CHARGERS 2007 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Aug. 17||EAST CHAPEL HILL||W: 40-20 -- 10 carries, 190 yards [19 YPC] 2 TDs|
|Aug. 24||@Lillington (NC) Western Harnett||W: 38-20 -- 164 yards rushing, 4 TDs (55, 19, 7, 6)|
|Aug. 31||@Jordan-Matthews (NC) High||L: 49-36 -- 15 carries, 37 yards|
|Sept. 7||SANFORD (NC) LEE COUNTY||W: 34-27 -- 12 carries for 41 yards; two-point conversion run; 18-yard touchdown run; 30-yard interception return|
|Sept. 14||@Chatham Central (NC) High||W: 62-0 -- eight carries for 141 yards; three TDs (5, 11, 41)|
|Sept. 21||CARRBORO (NC) HIGH||W: 82-0 -- 7 carries, 118 yards 1 TD (47 yards)|
|Oct. 5||GRAHAM (NC) HIGH||W: 37-20 -- 12 carries, 181 yards, 1 TD (41); 65-yard TD kickoff return|
|Oct. 12||BURLINGTON (NC) CUMMINGS||W: 42-28 -- 17 carries, 183 yards, 2 TDs (5, 29)|
|Oct. 19||@Hillsborough (NC) Orange||W: 37-34 -- 7 carries, 14 yards, 1 TD; 1 catch, 11-yard TD|
|Oct. 26||CEDAR RIDGE (NC) HIGH||7:30|
|Nov. 2||@Raleigh (NC) Cardinal Gibbons||7:30|
High School: Olympic High School
Team Colors: Red and White
Conference: 3A - Queen City Conference
Rating: 3-star prospect
Wallace Notes: No player in the state saw his stock rise more this spring and summer than Wallace. In late March he attended the Shrine Bowl combine with no offers but peformed well. Following that performance, Wallace attended the Scout.com combine and was even better. Measuring in at 6-5 and 260 pounds, Wallace ran an impressive 4.76-second 40-yard dash, had a 25-inch vertical jump and 4.79-second short shuttle.
After sending out junior film, Wallace secured early offers from Miami, Illinois, Maryland, and Buffalo with the Hurricane offer coming as a surprise but proving he was a legitimate big-time prospect.
"Andrew Wallace seemed to come out of nowhere with an offer from Miami in early May and his recruitment simply took off from there," said Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Miller Safrit. "After posting an incredible 4.76 forty time at the Scout.com Combine many schools started to take a look at Wallace in person through camps and he did not dissappoint with several new offers.
"Watching his film, Wallace is a very fluid offensive tackle playing on the right side of the ball in high school, and I think he's a right tackle all the way. He plays with good leverage and has a nice step off the ball in pass protection and does not overextend himself."
|CHARLOTTE (NC) OLYMPIC TROJANS 2007 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Aug. 17||@Providence (NC) High||W: 34-20|
|Aug. 24||CHARLOTTE (NC) INDEPENDENCE||L: 36-0|
|Aug. 31||@Ardrey-Kell High||L: 38-35|
|Sept. 7||CHARLOTTE (NC) SOUTH MECKLENBURG||L: 47-10|
|Sept. 14||@Gastonia (NC) Ashbrook||L: 28-20|
|Sept. 21||CHARLOTTE CATHOLIC||L: 35-28|
|Sept. 28||CHARLOTTE (NC) HARDING HIGH||L: 30-17|
|Oct. 5||@Waddell High||L: 35-24|
|Oct. 12||@West Mecklenburg||L: 34-7|
|Oct. 19||GARINGER HIGH||W: 41-7|
|Oct. 26||@Berry Academy||7:30|
High School: Hoke County High School
Team Colors: Red, White, and Black
Conference: 4A - Mid-Southeastern Conference
Rating: 2-star prospect
Video: Earl Wolff Highlights
Wolff Notes: At 6-foot and 190 pounds, Wolff mainly played free safety for Hoke County in 2006, where he tallied six interceptions and returned three for touchdowns to earn first-team all-conference honors.
Look for Hoke County head coach Greg Bryant to take advantage of his talents and play him all over the field, including at tailback, in 2007.
"Earl is very explosive," said coach Bryant. "Anytime he can break a long run, and he is always making great plays on defense. He really flew under the radar.
"He had a good season for us as a junior, and I think he can be even better this year. He plays free safety for us, and he was one of our better running backs, but we did have a senior who was a pretty good running back and he ended up at Western Carolina after being our conference's Offensive Player of the Year.
"Earl returned kickoffs for us and played on a lot of special teams... he did it all, and he's going to do more of the same this year."
|RAEFORD (NC) HOKE CO. FIGHTING BUCKS 2007 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Aug. 17||@Lumberton (NC) High||W: 37-7 -- 14 carries, 176 yards (12.6 YPC) 2 TDs (40 yds., 7 yds.); 11 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery|
|Aug. 31||PEMBROKE (NC) PURNELL SWEAT||L: 28-14 -- 13 carries, 117 yards; 13-yard TD run; six tackles, 1 forced fumble|
|Sept. 7||@Fayetteville (NC) E.E. Smith||L: 21-20 -- 17 carries, 83 yards|
|Sept. 14||HOPE MILLS (NC) SOUTH VIEW||L: 25-8 -- one carry for 19 yards|
|Sept. 21||FAYETTEVILLE (NC) SEVENTY FIRST||W: 14-13 -- 21 carries, 119 yards, game-winning 20-yard TD run|
|Sept. 28||FAYETTEVILLE (NC) JACK BRITT||L: 28-0 -- 13 carries, 70 yards|
|Oct. 5||@Fayetteville (NC) Westover||L: 6-0|
|Oct. 12||Southern Pines (NC) Pinecrest||W: 48-7 -- 99-yard kickoff TD return; 2 interceptions|
|Oct. 19||@Fayetteville (NC) Douglas Byrd||L: 28-27 -- 16 carries, 63 yards; 2 TDs|
|Oct. 26||LAURINBURG (NC) SCOTLAND COUNTY||7:30|
|Nov. 2||@Hamlett (NC) Richmond County||7:30|