NC State football commits in the final state rankings
Rivals.com has completed its rankings update for the 2018 class by releasing the final editions of each state’s top players.
NC State signed 10 prospects from the state of North Carolina, and nine of them were rated among the top 50, with the lone exception being kicker Christopher Dunn from North Davidson High in Lexington, N.C. Here are the final rankings for the nine:
5. Running back Ricky Person, Heritage High in Wake Forest
8. Linebacker Payton Wilson, Orange High in Hillsborough
11. Defensive lineman Alim McNeill, Sanderson High in Raleigh
25. Running back Trent Pennix, Sanderson High in Raleigh
29. Defensive end Joseph Boletepeli, Heritage High in Wake Forest
30. Receiver Devin Carter, Clayton High
36. Safety Malik Dunlap, Harding High in Charlotte
40. Safety/nickel Tyler Baker-Williams, Southeast Raleigh High
49. Offensive lineman Gabriel Gonzalez, Eastern Alamance High in Mebane
In addition, both of NC State’s commits from New Jersey were ranked in their home state's top 20:
6. Quarterback Devin Leary, Timber Creek High in Sicklerville
17. Receiver Jasiah Provillon, Irvington High
Four-star athlete De’Von Graves, who has already enrolled at NC State and is from Appomattox (Va.) County High, is ranked No. 6 in the state of Virginia.
NC State also has a commitment from defensive lineman Derrick Eason from Norview High in Norfolk, Va. Eason is ranked No. 25 in Virginia. He officially visited Notre Dame this past weekend.
Top Wolfpack target Taiyon Palmer, a corner from Archer High in Lawrenceville, Ga., is listed at No. 45 in the Peach State. He officially visited NC State Jan. 19 and Tennessee Jan. 26.