N.C. State commitments
National signing day is Wednesday:
|RB||Reggie Gallaspy*||4 stars||5-10, 217||Greensboro|
|DT||Darian Roseboro*||4 stars||6-4, 264||Lincolnton|
|RB||Johnny Frasier||4 stars||5-11, 220||Princeton|
|OL||Emanuel McGirt||4 stars||6-5, 271||Durham|
|RB-WR||Nyheim Hines||4 stars||5-8, 178||Garner|
|LB||Riley Nicholson*||3 stars||5-11, 228||Kissimmee, Fla.|
|S||Freddie Phillips*||3 stars||6-1, 195||Pelion, S.C.|
|DT||Quentez Johnson||3 stars||6-2, 382||Ellenwood, Ga.|
|DB||Jarius Morehead||3 stars||5-11, 188||Whitsett|
|DE||Emmanuel Olenga||3 stars||6-4, 241||Charlotte|
|DE||Tyrone Riley||3 stars||6-6, 195||Savannah, Ga.|
|WR||Brian Sessoms||3 stars||5-8, 165||Winston-Salem|
|WR||Freddie Simmons||3 stars||6-3, 180||Bethlehem, Pa.|
|OL||Philip Walton||3 stars||6-7, 260||Charlotte|
|OL||Daris Workman||3 stars||6-5, 265||San Pablo, Calif.|
|OL||T.J. McCoy*||2 stars||6-2, 320||Groveland, Fla.|
|LB||James Smith-Williams*||2 stars||6-4, 203||Raleigh|
|WR||Vernon Grier||2 stars||5-11, 172||Charlotte|
|OL||Tyler Griffiths||2 stars||6-2, 220||Monroe|
|QB||Jakobi Meyers||2 stars||6-0, 174||Lithonia, Ga.|
|OL||Aaron Wiltz||2 stars||6-5, 275||Baton Rouge, La.|
Note: *-enrolled in January.
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Class size: 21.
Class rank: 35, Rivals.com.
"They fought off a lot of good, established programs to keep these guys," said Rivals’ scouting director Mike Farrell, of N.C. State's in-state haul, which included five of the top 11 players in the state in Rivals' rankings.
Best player: Rivals ranks Garner's Nyheim Hines as the top running back in the state, and third-best overall in the state. Scout has Princeton running back Johnny Frasier as the No. 1 player in the state. Both have a future as main cogs in the Wolfpack's offense. Perhaps best about Frasier, N.C. State got him to change his commitment to Florida State, keeping him away from the top team in the Wolfpack's division in the ACC.
Biggest need filled: N.C. State returns three starters on the offensive line but needs to develop a new crop of linemen and the Wolfpack added six in this class, including Durham's Emanuel McGirt, the top-rated blocker in the state by Rivals.
Sleeper potential: N.C. State lost some depth at receiver and it's a position that offensive coordinator Matt Canada likes to use a lot of bodies. While Hines will spend some time in the slot, there's a potential role for a bigger target like receiver Freddie Simmons (6-3, 180).