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NC State goes heavy with in-state talent

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North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren and his staff aggressively worked to recruit instate talent. It resulted in the program signing its highest-rated recruiting haul in nine years.

Doeren unveiled a 33-player class with 18 players from North Carolina on his second national signing day with the Wolfpack.

"You don't get them all, but we did get 18 from the state of North Carolina, a tremendous accomplishment in my opinion," Doeren said.

The class was ranked No. 26 nationally by Scout.com and No. 30 by Rivals.com, both marking N.C. State's highest-rated haul since 2005. The list included nine players from Rivals' list of top-30 in-state recruits.

Doeren's Wolfpack struggled to three wins in his first season, including the program's first 0-8 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Doeren said he "didn't feel like we had enough depth or competition in our program - and we needed to accomplish both."

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School
Tony Adams OL 6-foot-1 315 Charlotte, N.C. Independence
RC Brunstetter LS 6-foot-2 225 Mocksville, N.C. Davie County
B.J. Hill DT 6-foot-3 260 Oakboro, N.C. West Stanly
Bo Hines WR 6-foot-1 190 Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte Christian
Ty Linton LB 6-foot-2 235 Weddington, N.C. Charlotte Christian
Stephen Louis WR 6-foot-1 190 West Palm Beach, Fla. Palm Beach Lakes
Kalen McCain DB 6-foot-1 175 Durham, N.C. Hillside
Germaine Pratt S 6-foot-3 195 High Point, N.C. High Point Central
Terronne Prescod OL 6-foot-4 340 Decatur, Ga. Columbia
Jaylen Samuels RB 6-foot-0 225 Charlotte, N.C. Mallard Creek
Max Stoffer LB 6-foot-3 220 Nashville, Tenn. Father Ryan
Deshaywn Middleton DT 6-foot-2 295 Winston-Salem, N.C. Parkland
Troy Vincent, Jr. CB 5-foot-10 185 Baltimore, Md. Gilman School
Bradley Chubb DE 6-foot-4 240 Powder Springs, Ga. Hillgrove
Justin Jones DL 6-foot-3 275 Austell, Ga. South Cobb
Kentavius Street DE 6-foot-2 264 Greenville, N.C. Rose
Mike Stevens CB 6-foot-0 185 Davidson, N.C. Davidson Day
Coult Culler LB 6-foot-5 230 Wilmington, N.C. Laney
Deonte Holden DE 6-foot-5 220 Hyattsville, Md. DeMatha Catholic
Will Richardson OT 6-foot-6 308 Burlington, N.C. Cummings
Tyler Jones OL 6-foot-3 277 Stone Mountain, Ga. Stephenson
Maurice Trowell WR 5-foot-11 175 Durham, N.C. Southern Durham
Kyle Bambard PK 5-foot-9 175 Walled Lake, Mich. Walled Lake Western
Garrett Bradbury TE 6-foot-4 250 Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte Christian
Jalan McClendon QB 6-foot-5 195 Charlotte, N.C. West Mecklenburg
Eric Shute OL 6-foot-5 290 Glen Ellyn, Ill. Glenbard West HS
Marcelias Sutton RB 5-foot-9 180 Warsaw, N.C. James Kenan
Micah Till TE 6-foot-6 270 Upper Marlboro, Md. Wise
Shawn Boone S 5-foot-10 185 Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. William T. Dwyer
Cole Cook TE 6-foot-5 235 Carrollton, Ga. Carrollton
A.J. Cole P 6-foot-5 215 College Park, Ga. Woodward Academy
Dexter Wright DB 6-foot-3 205 Wilson, N.C. Hunt
Elliott Davis CB 6-foot-1 175 Gaithersburg, Md. Quince Orchard
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