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February 6, 2013
Letter of intent No. 6: 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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