After attending several combines, watching sets of film and speaking with high school coaches across the state, we at Pack Pride are ready to release our in-state rankings. Today we begin our look at the top 50 prospects in North Carolina with #41-50.
Pack Pride breaks down the top 50 prospects in the state of North Carolina for the class of 2011.
Today we take a look at No’s 41-50.
Outlook: At the invitation-only Shrine Bowl combine held in June, Sherrill proved he was deserving to be on the same field as much higher ranked quarterbacks like Marquise Williams and Christian LeMay. Although it is unlikely he will attract a lot of division one interest, Sherrill should attract quite a bit of attention from some smaller schools as he proceeds through his senior year.
Outlook: Brown is a talented high school player that actually excels at wide receiver for Charlotte Christian. Although undersized, Brown is being recruited as a linebacker by Duke, the school he committed to just recently. He also had offers from Oregon, Illinois and East Carolina.
Outlook: Crowder hasn't generated a lot of buzz on the recruiting trail this summer but he is a talented prospect. Although he plays wide receiver at Monroe, his smallish stature but quick feet should land him at cornerback in college. He recently committed to Duke but was also considering UNC, East Carolina and Wake Forest.
Outlook: Taylor has been an ultra successful high school quarterback that has thrived in the Harnett Central offensive system. He holds offers from UNC and Clemson although there is some question as to whether they are committable offers. He camped at State and grew up a fan of the Wolfpack but an offer may hinge on the decision of Athens (AL) QB Stephen Rivers. Taylor is a strong enough athlete that he could project at another position if it didn't work out at quarterback.
Outlook: Tyler is an impressive defensive end prospect that shows quite a bit of upside. He's undersized now but possesses the long arms and frame you look for in a developing defensive end. He impressed at State's camp and the Pack is evaluating. Tyler has landed offers from Virginia, Maryland and Arkansas but doesn't list any favorites at the current time.
Outlook: Manns is a very productive lineman that has prototypical size for the nose guard position on the next level. As a junior he tallied 81 tackles and 28 tackles for loss and that was enough to land an early offer from NC State. There have been questions about academics so that may be a consideration headed forward. UNC, Clemson, Virginia Tech and South Carolina have also been involved.
Outlook: While Rolesville OL Dylan Intemann received most of the recruiting attention earlier in the year, Doyle caught the eye of several division one programs as well. Although undersized now, Doyle has a nice frame and is known as a hard worker that moves well. His long arms should help him succeed at the offensive tackle position down the road. He committed to Maryland shortly after the Terp's offer was made earlier this year.
Outlook: Walls was a virtual unknown in the state of North Carolina until a breakout performance at Clemson's camp recently. Duke was after him to commit but Walls pledged to the Tigers after an offer was extended shortly upon the conclusion of Clemson's camp. Walls is the son of former Carolina Panther star Wesley Walls.
Outlook: High has yet to land an offer but was one of the state's better offensive linemen during the camp and combine circuit during the spring. He has decent size, solid fundamentals and runs well. He performed well at State's camp and the Pack is watching him closely. The Pack would likely emerge as the team to beat should they offer.
Outlook: Pickett is a speedy, somewhat undersized athlete that reports offers from Duke, East Carolina, South Carolina and Stanford. NC State is involved and shown interest but has yet to offer. Although a running back in high school, Pickett may be better suited for corner in college.