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 #21-30.
Physically, Morris is one of the more impressive prospects in the class of 2011. He has legit 4.4 speed and has the versatility to play either running back or slot receiver. He boasts close to a dozen offers including UNC, NC State, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest among others. Morris lists UNC, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and South Carolina as his top schools.
Outlook: Noble impressed at the Shrine Bowl workouts earlier this spring and that helped launch him on the recruiting trail. Noble is in the mold of David Amerson with a little different build than what you would typically see in a cornerback. While his technique will need some fine tuning, Noble has all the physical tools to mature into a very good collegiate defensive back. He currently holds offers from NC State, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Penn State, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wake Forest among others.
Outlook: .Morgan is probably one of the better prospects in the state that few people are talking about. He has great size and has been timed under 4.4-seconds in the 40-yard dash at a couple of workouts. Morgan plays running back in high school but is probably better suited for safety or outside linebacker in college. He has an offer from East Carolina but is also considering NC State and UNC.
Outlook: Harris is the cousin of California signee Keenan Allen so it came as no surprise when the rising senior committed there earlier in the year. He has good size and some talked of him potentially playing safety or outside linebacker in college but he'll likely start his career at wide receiver. Harris has good size and plays physical which should help him develop into a solid possession-type receiver.
Outlook: MacLain is a solid tight end prospect with good size although he may project more as a run blocker than a pass catching tight end. He originally committed to Tennessee but the Vols' coaching change led MacLain to rethink his options. He committed to Clemson over offers from UNC, Tennessee, NC State, Maryland, Duke and Auburn back in April.
Intemann surprised some when he committed to Wake Forest over NC State back in April. He would appear to be the typical Demon Deac offensive lineman with a solid frame and a ton of potential. Intemann moves surprisingly well and can be physical at times but needs to become an every down player. In addition to State and Wake Forest, Intemann also held an offer from East Carolina.
Many project Gore at defensive end but realistically, he may be a better fit at offensive tackle. Even there, Gore is raw but you can tell all the physical tools are there for him to grow into a major contributor two or three years down the road. The key word with Gore is upside. He committed to Clemson over offers from NC State, Duke, South Carolina and Virginia back in June.
Brent is tall, lanky receiver and somewhat overlooked in the state because he committed to early. He accounted for 47 catches for 737 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior and landed early scholarship offers from the likes of Wake Forest, Wisconsin, NC State, UNC, Duke, East Carolina and South Carolina. Brent committed to the Gamecocks back in April, putting an early end to his recruiting.
Overton is a little undersized physically but should have no problem filling out in the 215-220 pound range once he gets into a full time college strength and conditioning program. He is an above average athlete with legitimate speed and doesn't mind plugging holes and making the tackle. Overton holds offers from NC State, South Carolina, Arkansas and Duke. He currently favors NC State and South Carolina.
Outlook: Willis is a solid, speedy option at wide receiver and that may be his best position in high school but the option to try out at quarterback was reportedly all it took for him to commit to Georgia Tech earlier this year. Perhaps that will work out but would likely take some time for him to develop into that caliber of athlete. He chose the Jackets over East Carolina and Wake Forest.