Don’t look now, but NC State’s football recruiting seems to have hit stride the last few weeks as the Wolfpack looks to land about 20 players come signing day in early February.
The positive momentum continued tonight and over the weekend as Coach Tom O’Brien has landed some impressive talent
Tonight, State got a big one when wide receiver, Hakeem Flowers committed (link).
Flowers is from Greenville (SC) Wade Hampton and had previously committed to Michigan. He reportedly had narrowed his revised list to the Wolverines, Wolfpack, LSU Tigers and Oregon Ducks. ESPN says Flowers was also recruited by, “Notre Dame, Michigan State, Florida State, Miami-FL, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Maryland, Auburn, South Carolina, Duke, North Carolina, Cincinnati, Nebraska, Syracuse, Baylor, Missouri, Louisville, Rutgers, Arkansas, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Kansas State, West Virginia, Iowa, Missouri, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Wake Forest, BYU”
Scout.com ranks the 6’3 WR as a 3-star prospect and the #110 wide receiver in the country while ESPN has Flowers as a 4-star and the #29 wide receiver in the country. Considering his list of offers and interest…I’m inclined to trust ESPN here and wonder what Scout.com is smoking?
Earlier today, State landed a defensive tackle to help insulate the blow from Thomas Niles’ earlier decommitment when the Wolfpack landed Chris Jones from Jacksonville (FL) Raines HS. Jones is about 6’5 and 265 pounds and is listed as a Top 50 defensive tackle and 3-star prospect by Scout.com. He also had an impressive list of suitors that included UNC-CH, East Carolina, Tennessee, Miami. Iowa State, Louisville and, Rutgers.
Lastly, the Wolfpack also picked up Rodman Noel a few days ago. Noel is a 6’3, 206 pound safety that has our coaching staff very excited. He is listed as a 4-star prospect by Rivals.com and originally signed with Maryland in February of 2010 but failed to qualify academically. After spending the year at Milford Academy (NY) he re-committed and then de-committed to the Terps while also considering Mississippi State and Miami.
NC State will take no more than three more commitments in this recruiting class.