NC State football commitments in action - Week seven

Matt Carter, Editor
The Wolfpacker
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Here is the latest on how NC State verbal commitments are doing during their respective seasons.

Safety

3 STARS

NC State
Raleigh

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'1.0"

Wt: 201.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

N.C. State

Future Wolfpack safety/nickel Tyler Baker-Williams, a three-star prospect, caught a pair of passes for 41 yards and also rushed for a score for Southeast Raleigh High during a 35-34 home loss to city-rival Broughton High. SE Raleigh fell to 3-4 with the defeat.

Baker-Williams has 21 receptions for 442 yards and four touchdowns, and has rushed 21 times for 198 yards and an additional score.

Related link: Broughton stifles Southeast Raleigh, 35-34

Safety

3 STARS

NC State
Charlotte

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 190.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

N.C. State

Charlotte Harding, featuring three-star safety Malik Dunlap, improved to 6-1 with a 46-23 home win over city-rival Providence High. Harding is ranked No. 3 in the Class 4A rankings by MaxPreps.com.

Related link: Quavaris Crouch runs for 350 yards, four touchdowns as Harding drubs Providence

Kicker

2 STARS

NC State
Lexington

RR: 5.2

Ht: 5'9.0"

Wt: 165.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

N.C. State

Kicker Christopher Dunn made a 25-yard field goal and connected on all seven of his extra points to help Lexington (N.C.) North Davidson High crush city-rival West Davidson High, 52-0. North Davidson improved to 5-1 on the season and is ranked No. 8 in the Class 2A rankings according to MaxPreps.com.

Related link: Inspired Knights roll over West

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Defensive tackle

2 STARS

NC State
Norfolk

RR: 5.4

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 245.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

N.C. State

Two-star defensive lineman Derrick Eason registered a sack for Norfolk (Va.) Norview High, but it was not enough in an 18-14 home loss to city-rival Granby High, dropping Norview to 1-4.

Offensive tackle

3 STARS

NC State
Mebane

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'5.0"

Wt: 276.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

N.C. State

Mebane (N.C.) Eastern Alamance High, featuring three-star offensive tackle Gabriel Gonzalez, improved to 6-0 with an easy 42-7 win at Roxboro (N.C.) Person High. The Eagles piled up 387 total yards, including 190 on the ground, in the win. Eastern Alamance averaged 5.8 yards per carry.

Athlete

3 STARS

NC State
Appomattox

RR: 5.7

Ht: 6'1.0"

Wt: 180.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

N.C. State

Future NC State corner De’Von Graves had a huge night receiving the football for Appomattox (Va.) County High, catching four touchdown passes (30, 41, 46 and 10 yards) to help his team improve to 4-1 by outscoring Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy 49-36.

Appomattox is ranked No. 4 in the Division 2A state rankings by MaxPreps.com.

Offensive tackle

3 STARS

NC State
Orlando

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'5.0"

Wt: 250.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

N.C. State

Orlando (Fla.) Jones and three-star offensive tackle Devin Hayes dominated a key showdown at city-rival Bishop Moore High, rolling to a 37-7 win and improving to 4-1 on the season. MaxPreps.com ranks Jones No. 3 in the Class 5A rankings.

Related link: Jones makes statement in dominant win vs. Bishop Moore

Weakside defensive end

3 STARS

NC State
Miami

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'5.0"

Wt: 258.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

N.C. State

Miami (Fla.) Northwestern and three-star lineman Davontae McCrae fell for the first time this season, losing 21-0 at Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, which is ranked as the No. 2 team in the nation by USA Today. Northwestern is the state’s second-ranked team in the 6A class according to MaxPreps.com.

Related link: Loss to IMG least of Miami Northwestern’s worries Saturday

Cornerback

3 STARS

NC State
Milledgeville

RR: 5.5

Ht: 5'10.0"

Wt: 175.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

N.C. State

Three-star junior college corner Kishawn Miller is back in action for Milledgeville (Ga.) Georgia Military College after injuring his elbow in the season opener. Miller and GMC defeated ASA College from Miami, 45-28, to improve to 4-1. Miller had three tackles in the win.

For the season, Miller has five hits, including one for a loss.

Athlete

3 STARS

NC State
Fort Lauderdale

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 170.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

N.C. State

Three-star corner Teshaun Smith forced a fumble for Davie (Fla.) Western High in its 20-7 home win over Miramar (Fla.) Everglades High, improving Western to 4-0 on the season.

Running Back

3 STARS

NC State
Raleigh

RR: 5.6

Ht: 6'2.0"

Wt: 205.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

N.C. State

Three-star running back Trent Pennix ran for two touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, and picked off a pass on defense to help Raleigh Sanderson High improved to 5-2 with a 20-17 road win over city-rival Leesville Road High.

Entering the game, Pennix had 94 rushes for 554 yards and eight scores, and 17 catches for 173 yards and two touchdowns.

Related link: Sanderson survives Leesville Road, 20-17

Offensive tackle

3 STARS

NC State
Waycross

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'6.0"

Wt: 305.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

N.C. State

Three-star offensive tackle Jalynn Strickland and Waycross (Ga.) Ware County High were dominated at home by Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes High, 37-6, to fall to 0-4.

Offensive center

0 STARS

NC State
New London

RR: 0.0

Ht: 5'11.0"

Wt: 220.0

Class: 2019

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POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

N.C. State

Future NC State long snapper Drew Little, a junior at North Stanly High in New London, N.C., had a pick six while helping the Comets roll to a 58-6 home win over Bear Creek (N.C.) Chatham Central. North Stanly is 5-1 and ranked No. 10 in the Class 1A rankings by MaxPreps.com.

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