The coaches are hitting the recruiting trail hard this week after a huge win over UNC. The 2015 recruiting class already features 16 recruits from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and California. The commits consist of: Darian Roseboro, Emanuel McGirt, Reggie Gallaspy, Malik Douglas, Austin King, Riley Nicholson, Quentez Johnson, Jabari Zuniga, Jarius Morehead, Freddie Phillips, T.J. McCoy, James Smith-Williams, Brian Sessoms, Philip Walton, Daris Workman and Tyler Griffiths. So far the class is highlighted by three of the top in-state recruits: Darian Roseboro (Lincolnton, NC) Emanuel McGirt (Durham, NC) and Reggie Gallaspy (Greensboro, NC). Roseboro is considered to be the top player in the state and ranked as high as the 39nth overall recruit in the country by rivals.com. Roseboro had 1,400 rushing yards, 35 rushing touchdowns, 126 tackles, 18 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks and 4 forced fumbles for the season. Emanuel McGirt, a 4 star offensive lineman as well as a former UNC commit whose parents and sisters are Carolina alums, recently picked The Pack over Georgia. Reggie Gallaspy is a 3 star running back who is now 8th all time in the state of North Carolina for rushing. Gallaspy rushed for 3,318 yards on 349 carries for the season. He averaged 9.5 yards per carry alongside scoring 52 touchdowns.
James Smith-Williams a 3 star linebacker commit from Millbrook High School (Raleigh, NC) had 146 tackles, 19 sacks, 36 tackles for a loss, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and 4 tipped passes for the season. NC State quarterback commit Austin King (Alpharetta,GA) threw for 2400 yards, 20 touchdowns, 6 interceptions and had a completion percentage of 60 percent for the season. Jarius Morehead (Gibsonville, NC) ran for 1,051 yards, passed for 774 yards and had 10 scores with 2 interceptions, 4 catches for 74 yards plus a receiving touchdown. Defensively had collected 102 tackles, 2 interceptions and 6 sacks. Morehead is one of the most diverse players in this class as he reigns from the same hometown as Torry and Terrance Holt. Two sleepers in this class are 3 star defensive end Malik Douglas (Southport, NC) who has all the athletic skills a coach can ask for. Recent commit 3 star defensive tackle Jabari Zuniga (Marietta, GA) is another sleeper who received an offer from Clemson today but is still committed to NC State.
There are still major targets the staff is after such as 4 star running back Johnny Frasier (Princeton, NC), 4 star cornerback Mike Hughes (New Bern, NC) and 4 star running back Nyheim Hines (Garner, NC). Frasier is a soft commit to Florida State at the moment but is still considering Duke and NC State. Mike Hughes currently plays quarterback for New Bern High School but projects to be a corner-back at the collegiate level. Hughes just took an official visit to North Carolina as he is down to Florida, NC State and The Tarheels but the unknown future with The Gator’s coaching staff could help NC State’s position. Nyheim Hines is in the homestretch of his recruitment and NC State is in a great position with him. Hines is friends with NC State commits Emanuel McGirt and James Smith-Williams as this helps The Pack’s chances. The main factor in Hines’ decision is his twin sister, Nyah. She has received a scholarship from NC State for track. NC State is in a good position with all three of these targets.
Other names to be aware of are Rob Dowdy (Westerville, Ohio), DaVon Hamilton (Pickerington Ohio), Aaron Wiltz (Baton Rouge, Louisville), Drew Bailey (Poplarville, MS) and Adam McLean (Bethesda, MD). Rob Dowdy is a 3 star offensive lineman currently committed to Pittsburgh but has taken an unofficial visit to NC State for the Georgia Tech game. DaVon Hamilton is a 3 star defensive tackle who was formerly committed to Pittsburgh but has opened things up. He is good friends with Dowdy as Hamilton is supposed to take an official visit to NC State this weekend. Hamilton is currently looking at Pittsburgh, Ohio State and NC State. Aaron Wiltz is a 2 star offensive lineman currently committed to Central Florida but the NC State’s staff is keeping an eye on him. Drew Bailey is a junior college defensive tackle and he just officially visited NC State last week. He will take some official visits in the future but NC State looks to be in good shape with him. The new name on the radar is 4 star defensive lineman Adam McLean, once a Penn State commit. McLean is looking at SEC schools such as Ole Miss and Tennessee as this is somewhat of a long shot for The Pack but never count out defensive line coach, Ryan Nielson. McLean would be a big time pick up for The Pack on the defensive line alongside Darian Roseboro, Quentez Johnson, Jabari Zuniga and Malik Douglas.