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2022 Friday Night Rewind

The high school season is under way and The Wolfpack Central will be following the top players in the state of North Carolina.

NC State has been aggressive with top players in the state of North Carolina, with many either committed or have taken unofficial visits.

This page will get updated throughout the season as part of our Friday Night Rewind package.


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2021 Friday Night Rewind

Sept. 23: Pittsboro (N.C.) Northwood at Hillsborough (N.C.) Cedar Ridge

Gus Ritchey showing off improvement on both sides of ball

Scouting video: Sophomore Gus Ritchey showcases versatility

NC State football commitments in action — Week 6

Sept. 16: New Bern (N.C.) High at Havelock (N.C.) High

FSU commit Keith Sampson Jr. keeps door open for NC State

Scouting video: Senior NC State commit Javonte Vereen

• Class of 2023 Keith Sampson Jr. at Havelock (N.C.) High

Sept. 9: Henderson (N.C.) Vance County at Northern Durham (N.C.) High

Sophomore Taeshawn Alston aiming to establish himself

Scouting video: Sophomore standout Taeshawn Alston

NC State football commitments in action — Week 4

Sept. 1-2: Wake Forest (N.C.) Heritage at Raleigh Broughton; Burlington (N.C.) Cummings at Hillsborough (N.C.) Orange

Star receiver Jonathan Paylor enjoying recruiting process

Scouting video: NC State QB commit Lex Thomas

NC State football commitments in action — Week 3

Aug. 26: Pfafftown (N.C.) Reagan at Greensboro (N.C.) Grimsley

Junior wide receiver Alex Taylor among tops in state

Scouting video: Junior four-star receiver Alex Taylor

• Class of 2023 Jamaal Jarrett vs. Pfafftown (N.C.) Reagan

• Class of 2024 Terrell Anderson vs. Pfafftown (N.C.) Reagan

• Class of 2025 Bryce Davis vs. Pfafftown (N.C.) Reagan

• Class of 2026 Faizon Brandon vs. Pfafftown (N.C.) Reagan

• Class of 2023 Sam Pendleton at Greensboro (N.C.) Grimsley

• Class of 2023 Semaj Turner at Greensboro (N.C.) Grimsley

• Class of 2024 Landan Callahan at Greensboro (N.C.) Grimsley

NC State football commitments in action — Week 2

Aug. 18-19: West Charlotte (N.C.) High at Matthews (N.C.) Butler; Cornelius (N.C.) Hough vs. Dutch Fork (S.C.) High; Charlotte Mallard Creek vs. Charlotte Myers Park

Darion Rivers has big dreams while starting season

Scouting video: NC State commit Darion Rivers in season opener

• Class of 2023 Darion Rivers at Matthews (N.C.) Butler

• Class of 2024 Jaden Smith at Matthews (N.C.) Butler

• Class of 2025 Zach Lawrence vs. West Charlotte (N.C.) High

• Class of 2025 Ian Coleman vs. West Charlotte (N.C.) High

• Class of 2025 Jaydn Farmer vs. West Charlotte (N.C.) High

• Class of 2023 Nolan Hauser vs. Dutch Fork (S.C.) High

• Class of 2024 Eagan Boyer vs. Dutch Fork (S.C.) High

• Class of 2026 Samari Matthews vs. Dutch Fork (S.C.) High

• Class of 2026 Kamdon Gillespie vs. Dutch Fork (S.C.) High

• Class of 2023 Tad Hudson vs. Dutch Fork (S.C.) High

• Class of 2023 JT Smith vs. Dutch Fork (S.C.) High

• Class of 2023 Branden Palmer vs. Dutch Fork (S.C.) High

• Class of 2024 Umar Rockhead vs. Charlotte (N.C.) Myers Park

• Class of 2024 Benjamin Black vs. Charlotte (N.C.) Myers Park

NC State football commitments in action — Week 1

Aug. 12-13: Three scrimmages — Fayetteville (N.C.) Cape Fear, Clinton (N.C.) High and Wake Forest (N.C.) High

• Video highlights: Class of 2023 Lex Thomas vs. New Bern (N.C.) High

• Video highlights: Class of 2023 Keith Sampson Jr. vs. Wake Forest (N.C.) Heritage

• Video highlights: Class of 2023 Nathan Leacock vs. Raleigh (N.C.) Cardinal Gibbons

• Video highlights: Class of 2024 Anthony Quinn Jr. vs. Apex (N.C.) Apex-Friendship

• Video highlights: Class of 2024 and 2025: Clinton High vs. Pembroke (N.C.) Purnell Swett

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