DURHAM — Jerry Mack announced 16 recruits as part of the Eagles’ recruiting class on Wednesday.
Mack officially began his role at N.C. Central on Jan. 6. He and his coaching staff managed to pull together 16 new additions, including 12 high school seniors and four are junior college transfers.
“It’s a compliment to our coaching staff,” Mack said about producing a quality recruiting class in less than a month.
There was a focus on recruiting talent from the Eagles’ home state, with 13 of the 16 signees hailing from North Carolina. The other three are from Georgia, Mississippi and Texas.
N.C. Central addressed some position needs by landing four defensive backs and four wide receivers, while also adding four linemen, two on each side of the ball.
Wake Forest: The Deacons signed 22 prospective student-athletes and announced three freshmen who enrolled in January, as well as the addition of a graduate transfer.
Wake Forest’s class includes 14 players on offense and 11 on defense with one specialist. The 26 players come from 12 states.
Three recent high school graduates enrolled in January for the start of the spring semester. The trio includes offensive linemen Ryan Anderson (6-6, 280) from The Hun School in Princeton, N.J. and Nick Luedeke (6-5, 245) from Holly Springs, N.C., as well as linebacker Jaboree Williams (6-0, 210) from Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Joining the program as a graduate transfer is E.J. Scott. Scott, a 5-11, 185-pound wide receiver, played three seasons at Virginia where he caught 32 passes for 420 yards and also returned kicks. All four of the on-campus newcomers will participate in spring practice.
Wake Forest added 11 defensive players including four linemen, three linebackers and four defensive backs.
N.C. State: Sophomore Brittni Watkins has been named the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Gymnast of the Week.
Watkins was named Gymnast of the Week for the third time this season.
This past weekend against Missouri, Watkins captured the all-around title for the third time this season with a career-best score of 39.425. The sophomore also tied her career-best score on the floor exercise with a routine that scored a 9.900, while also finishing first on the uneven parallel bars with a 9.850. Watkins also finished on the podium on vault with a score of 9.875 to claim second, as well as a second-place finish on beam with a score of 9.800.