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February 6, 2013

Letter of intent No. 6: Pharoah McKever

Pharoah McKever
Tabor City (N.C.) South Columbus High
6-foot-6, 210 pounds

Measurables: At a Shrine Bowl combine, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.76 seconds and the shuttle in 4.81 seconds … Had a 28-inch vertical leap and did 10 reps at 185 pounds on the bench press.

Stats: Totaled almost 2,500 total yards as a senior, throwing and rushing for over 1,000 yards each … Had 126 tackles and six interceptions on defense … Completed 86 of 137 passes for 1,267 yards and 14 touchdowns and ran for 11 scores as a junior … Also picked off two passes.

Ratings: Listed by Rivals.com as a three-star prospect … Ranked by Scout.com as a three-star recruit, the No. 172 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 29 player in North Carolina … Rated by ESPN as a three-star prospect, the No. 132 athlete nationally and No. 44 recruit in the state … Regarded by 24/7 Sports as a three-star player, the No. 94 athlete in the country and No. 35 prospect from the state.

Honors/accomplishments: Named the region's Defensive Player of the Year by the Wilmington Star … Picked for the NC Preps' 2-A All-State team as an athlete … Was named all-conference as a sophomore and junior.

Recruitment: McKever showed up at NC State's summer camp trying to convince the Wolfpack coaches that he was athletic and skilled enough to warrant a scholarship. He did just that, showing off some natural receiving abilities in particular during wide out drills. NCSU offered June 11, and McKever immediately accepted.

Recruiter of record: Former special teams coordinator Jerry Petercuskie.

2013 projection: Although there is a need at receiver, which is where McKever is likely to get his first look in college, McKever is a raw prospect who is good bet to redshirt while he hones his skills and settles into whatever position suits him best.

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