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Triangle stars highlight Pack’s 2015 recruiting class

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.

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).

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