4-star defensive tackle CJ Clark Commits to NC State; Pack adds to top-25 class

NC State football continues to clean up on in-state recruiting; the latest commitment for the Wolfpack is a big one, too. On Monday afternoon, 4-star defensive tackle CJ Clark committed to Dave Doeren and NCSU. The announcement was made on his personal Twitter account.

Clark — a 6-foot-3, 300-pound run-stopper — had offers from Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina. His recruitment for NC State was led by Eddie Faulkner and Kevin Patrick.

247 Sports composite ranking pegs CJ Clark as the No. 289 overall player in the 2019 class (No. 20 DT), and the 10th best prospect in the state of North Carolina. Clark’s commitment gives NC State two of North Carolina’s top 10 players in 2019 — along with 4-star defensive end Savion Jackson. (That’s more than any other program.)

As we’ve discussed in this space a bunch recently, the Pack has emphasized in-state recruiting for 2019. NC State’s top-25 recruiting class is up to 13 — with 10 player hailing from North Carolina. The other three all come from Georgia.

It’s worth noting, too: with NC State sending its entire defensive line from 2017 to the 2018 NFL Draft, including top-5 pick Bradley Chubb, the Pack has now added three 4-star defensive linemen in the 2018 and 2019 classes. Jackson and Clark will join Alim McNeill, another in-state commit, at NC State.


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