It appears that the Tar Heel State is loaded again this
year. On Top is a huge left offensive tackle by the name of Bentley Spain. He
is followed by ultra-athletic linebacker Chris Register. Derrell Scott, Jr. is
dangerous in space and can make yards after contact. He is followed by Braxton
Berrios who happens to be a Wes Welker clone. Rounding out the top five is pass
rushing specialist Lorenzo Featherston. The North Carolina state rankings will
be updated at least two more times before signing day 2014.
1. Bentley Spain, OL, Providence, NC
Spain is a huge athletic left offensive tackle.
2. Chris Register*, LB, Dudley, NC
Register was in on 110 tackles and seven sacks last year.
3. Derrell Scott, Jr., RB, Havelock, NC
Scott was named 3A First Team All-State by NCPreps.com.
4. Braxton Berrios*, ATH, Leesville Road, NC
Berrios has won awards at every NUC event he attended.
5. Lorenzo Featherston, DL, Page, NC
He helped team win the 4A Metro Conference.
6. Elijah Hood, RB, Charlotte Catholic, NC
Hood ran for 3,309 yards and 48 touchdowns in 2012.
7. Will Grier, QB, Davidson Day, NC
Grier threw for 5,785 yards and 69 touchdowns last season.
8. Trevion Thompson, WR, Hillside, NC
Thompson can really stretch the field.
9. Kentavious Street, DL, Rose, NC
Street recorded 93 tackles and 19.5 TFL's in 2012.
10. Lamont Gaillard, DL, Pine Forest, NC
Gaillard was in on 100 tackles and four sacks.
11. Cayson Collins, LB, Berry Academy, NC
Collins is a super athletic linebacker that can really run.
12. Kalen McCain, DB, Hillside, NC
McCain is a ball hawking free safety.
13. Jalan McClendon, QB, West Mecklenburg, NC
McClendon has thrown 32 Touchdowns over the last two years.
14. Jefferie Gibson, DB, Grays Creek, NC
Gibson was in on 69 tackles and four picks in 2012.
15. Jeb Blazevich, TE, Charlotte Christian, NC
The Blaze caught 30 passes for 379 yards and five scores.
16. Josh Cabrera, WR, Northside, NC
Cabrera helped lead team to 2AA NC State-Semifinals.
17. Johnathan Lloyd, ATH, Southern Alamance, NC
Lloyd is an athletic signal caller that could play other positions.
18. Avery Edwards* , TE, Ravenscroft, NC
Edwards caught 40 passes for 490 yards and four scores last year.
19. Bo Hines*, WR, Charlotte Christian, NC
Hines caught 45 passes for 794 yards and seven scores in 2012.
20. Robert Dinkins, DL, Olympic, NC
Dinkins recorded 36 tackles and seven sacks in 2012.
21. Isaac Stewart, LB, Butler, NC
Stewart was part of 4AA State Championship Team.
22. Will Richardson, OL, Cummings, NC
Richardson was named 2A First Team All-State by NCPreps.com.
23. Donte Thomas-Williams, RB, Hillside, NC
Thomas-Williams is elusive and runs with great pad level.
24. Deshaywn Middleton, DL, Parkland, NC
Middleton was named First Team All-Northwest by the Winston-Salem Journal.
25. Trip McNeill, OL, Davie, NC
McNeill was named First Team All-State.
26. Germaine Pratt, DB, High Point Central, NC
Pratt was in on 92 tackles and four picks in 2012.
27. Isaiah Robinson, RB, Independence, NC
Robinson ran for 1,549 yards and 16 scores in 2012.
28. DeAndre Thompkins, ATH, Swansboro, NC
Thompkins made NCPreps.com First Team All-State as a return man.
29. Jaylen Barbour, WR, Monroe, NC
Barbour caught 42 passes for 521 yards and three scores.
30. Austin Proehl*, WR, Providence, NC
Proehl plays QB, WR, and DB for the Panthers.