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The state of North Carolina

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It has always seemed like the state of North Carolina has a lot of athletes. Michael Jordan, Julius Peppers, Dominique Wilkins, Torry Holt, etc. I think the reason NC State has a 13-2 all time record against SU is because they can build a solid roster just with HS players within a 3 hour drive of Raleigh. Even this NC State team has guys who were walk ons but are actually great P5 players.

Look at SU's roster - some of our stars are from North Carolina as well:
Garrett Shrader - Charlotte
Stefon Thompson - Charlotte
Garrett Williams - Harrisburg, NC

Sure could use more players like this, right?

Josh Ilaoa is also from Charlotte.
 

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It has always seemed like the state of North Carolina has a lot of athletes. Michael Jordan, Julius Peppers, Dominique Wilkins, Torry Holt, etc. I think the reason NC State has a 13-2 all time record against SU is because they can build a solid roster just with HS players within a 3 hour drive of Raleigh. Even this NC State team has guys who were walk ons but are actually great P5 players.

Look at SU's roster - some of our stars are from North Carolina as well:
Garrett Shrader - Charlotte
Stefon Thompson - Charlotte
Garrett Williams - Harrisburg, NC

Sure could use more players like this, right?

Josh Ilaoa is also from Charlotte.
Lee Kponga was from Winston-Salem as well. Still hurts me that we lost both him and Sheppard who both turned into studs.
 

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It has always seemed like the state of North Carolina has a lot of athletes. Michael Jordan, Julius Peppers, Dominique Wilkins, Torry Holt, etc. I think the reason NC State has a 13-2 all time record against SU is because they can build a solid roster just with HS players within a 3 hour drive of Raleigh. Even this NC State team has guys who were walk ons but are actually great P5 players.

Look at SU's roster - some of our stars are from North Carolina as well:
Garrett Shrader - Charlotte
Stefon Thompson - Charlotte
Garrett Williams - Harrisburg, NC

Sure could use more players like this, right?

Josh Ilaoa is also from Charlotte.

Six D1 programs in that state, lots of in state kids.
 

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High school football in NC is huge. I played high school football in upstate NY and was amazed after watching some of the high school games down here. I was amazed after working a game in a city outside of Charlotte called Kannapolis back in the late 90s when a kid named Nick Maddox played for them. He went on to play at FSU. Almost the whole city shut down for the game back then.
 

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Lee Kponga was from Winston-Salem as well. Still hurts me that we lost both him and Sheppard who both turned into studs.
HCDB and staff have done an excellent job of poaching a few kids from NC. I hope the trend continues.
 

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