Head Coach: Dave Doeren
Total number of commitments: 23
A year after landing an impressive in-state haul headlined by blue-chippers that included running backs Johnny Frasier and Reggie Gallaspy, offensive tackle Emanuel McGirt, receiver/running back Nyheim Hines and defensive end Darian Roseboro, the Pack had less success recruiting the state’s elite talents.
NCSU, though, did find a headliner when 4-star tight end Thaddeus Moss from Charlotte’s powerful Mallard Creek High pledged to the Pack in January over Texas A&M, UCLA and USC. Moss, the son of former NFL star receiver Randy Moss, is the lone top-10 prospect in the state, according to Rivals.com, to choose to play in-state.
NC State clearly targeted adding height and length to its receiving corps and secondary. The Pack added a trio of wideouts who are at least 6-1, including C.J. Riley, a 6-4 prospect from Coconut Creek (Fla.) North Broward Prep.
The Pack also added three corners who were 6-1 or 6-2 and landed touted safety Isaiah Stallings from Fayetteville (N.C.) Terry Sanford. The 6-4 Stallings was a Shrine Bowl selection and considered top-25 prospect in the state of North Carolina.
The hiring of cornerbacks coach George Barlow also paid dividends in the state of Virginia. NC State landed three top-40 prospects from the state, according to Rivals.com, including one-time South Carolina commit J.J. Givens, a corner from Atlee High in Mechanicsville, Va. Get access to the rest of this article and unlimited access to the rest of ACCSports.com when you upgrade to Premium Access! Click on the button below to view all the benefits of becoming a Premium Access member.
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