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North Carolina State redshirt senior CB Vernon Grier has entered the transfer portal.

Grier (5'10/185) at one point made a switch to wide receiver, but it was short lived. He appeared in two total games the last two years, and he made two total tackles. He'll likely look for more playing time, possibly at the lower levels. Either way, Grier will be eligible to play immediately because he has his degree.
Jan 14 - 6:53 PM

Junior LB Levi Jones has transferred from USC to NC State.

Jones joins the Wolfpack after he was dismissed by the Trojans in November. He was arrested for public intoxication in early July, but it's believed there were other transgressions that took place. He was a four-star signing by USC in 2017, and rated the 65th best player in that year's class by ESPN. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound linebacker will have to sit out the 2019 season unless he receives a hardship from the NCAA.
Source: Pack Pride
Jan 14 - 1:56 PM

NC State hired former West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson as co-defensive coordinator.

Gibson was at West Virginia for over a decade across two stints before being let go with new HC Neal Brown calling the shots. In 2018, West Virginia allowed 27.2 points per game (68th) despite playing in a chaotic environment with the offense shooting out seemingly every week. A coach with tons of experience, Gibson is a quality hire by NC State.
Jan 13 - 11:47 AM

West Virginia will not retain DC Tony Gibson.

A longtime face in Morgantown is no more. Gibson has served two stints with the program, first from 2001-07 and then again from 2013-18. This past season, the Mountaineers ranked 67th in the country in scoring defense, allowing 27.2 points per game for the campaign. New Mountaineers HC Neal Brown has named old familiar Vic Koenning -- who had worked under Brown as DC at Troy for the past four years -- to Gibson's just-vacated post.
Jan 10 - 4:02 PM

The Draft Network's Joe Ledyard believes that NC State redshirt senior QB Ryan Finley has the most to prove of the quarterbacks playing in the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Finley is part of what is a relatively strong quarterback group that will be playing at the Senior Bowl, at least in terms of quantity. Ledyard acknowledges that there are several prospects here that would qualify as the one with the most to prove -- if only because there are so many questions about this class -- but he picks Finley because his lack of tools compared to some other quarterback prospects. Once considered a potential first-round pick, Finley is likely going to need to play well in events like this one to get a chance at Day 2.
Jan 8 - 7:58 PM

The Draft Network's Jon Ledyard called NC State junior WR Kelvin Harmon a "strong Round 1 candidate."

Ledyard also called Harmon (6'3/214) a "top 50 lock" because he's a "polished product." Harmon looked like a future NFL starter as a junior while picking up 1,065 yards and six touchdowns on 72 receptions. One area for Harmon that will help or hurt is draft stock is the 40-yard dash since some analysts have concerns regarding his speed. Considered a Day 2 selection, Harmon is a name to know for WR-needy teams.
Jan 4 - 5:34 PM

NC State redshirt junior WR Jakobi Meyers accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Meyers (6'2/203) is not technically a senior, but as a fourth-year junior who has graduated he made the cut for the premiere postseason evaluation bowl. The Wolfpack wideout declared for the draft on Tuesday following a campaign in which he logged a 92-1047-4 receiving line. Those 92 receptions stand as a new school record. Meyers is rock-solid when it comes to making contested catches in traffic. Athletic testing figures to be crucial to his eventual draft slot. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline is bullish on Meyers, grading him as a Round 2 prospect. That might be a touch optimistic in our book.
Jan 2 - 3:36 PM

NC State redshirt junior WR Jakobi Meyers declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Meyers (6'2/203) makes the draft call just hours after his Wolfpack were beaten down by Texas A&M in the Gator Bowl. The wideout finished out his 2018 season having caught 92 passes for 1,047 yards and four touchdowns. The Draft Network's Joe Marino notes on the positive side that Meyers is adept at making contested catches in traffic and shows a good pace on his routes. That said, the analyst would like to see more nuance on his routes, and additionally points out that as with so many collegiate receivers, he does not have experience with any sort of an advanced route tree. He also lacks overt athleticism, which figures to be somewhat problematic come combine testing.
Jan 1 - 12:41 PM

NC State redshirt sophomore WR C.J. Riley caught six passes for 33 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 52-13 loss to Texas A&M in the Gator Bowl.

This one got away from the Wolfpack after halftime, but Riley did have one slick catch for the highlight reel, hauling in a nine-yard touchdown pass on the dive at the beginning of the second quarter. He had just one prior scoring catch to his fair name entering the contest. Riley will look to turn in a strong offseason upcoming as he tries for a larger role in the offense.
Mon, Dec 31, 2018 11:29:00 PM

NC State senior RB Reggie Gallaspy II rushed for 79 yards on 14 carries in Monday's 52-13 loss to Texas A&M in the Gator Bowl.

Gallaspy (5'11/235) had his moments on the evening, averaging 5.6 YPC with a long run of 30 yards, but the NC State offense as a whole was blanked in the second half of this bowl affair. The senior finishes the 2018 campaign having rushed for 1,093 yards and 18 touchdowns over the course of 13 games played. The big back is unlikely to receive much serious love from the NFL come draft time this spring.
Mon, Dec 31, 2018 11:26:00 PM

NC State redshirt senior QB Ryan Finley completed 19-of-32 passes for 139 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in Monday's 52-13 loss to Texas A&M in the Gator Bowl.

Yech. Finley was unable to take advantage of a porous Texas A&M pass defense in this one. Indeed, that pass defense actually came through in high style for the Aggies, most notably logging a pick-six early in the third quarter. For the campaign, the senior signal-caller finished out with 3,928 passing yards and a 25/11 TD/INT ratio. He will be trying optimistically for a Day 2 selection come the spring draft, though obviously this was not the shiniest of exit notes.
Mon, Dec 31, 2018 11:22:00 PM

NC State announced Thursday that FAU OL coach John Garrison has been hired to serve in the same capacity.

Garrison coached the offensive line and was also the run game coordinator at FAU this season, with the Owls finishing the season ranked 14th in the FBS in both rushing offense and sacks allowed. NC State's newest offensive line coach has prior experience at UNLV and Nebraska, where he also served as tight ends and assistant offensive line coach. NC State finished the regular season ranked 97th nationally in rushing offense.
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 09:22:00 PM

North Carolina State redshirt senior P A.J. Cole accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Cole has been the starting punter for the Wolfpack since his redshirt freshman season. He finished his senior year with an average of 41.7 yards on his punts, and with a long of 61.
Mon, Dec 24, 2018 02:18:00 PM

NC State hired former Colorado QB coach Kurt Roper to serve in the same capacity.

Roper was the interim coach for the Buffaloes after Mike MacIntyre was fired before the end of the season. Prior to joining Colorado, he was the offensive coordinator at South Carolina, so he should have some familiarity with the area.
Source: The State
Mon, Dec 17, 2018 12:57:00 PM

North Carolina State received a verbal commitment from four-star 2020 WR Porter Rooks.

A significant get for the Wolfpack, as Rooks is considered one of the very best wideouts in the 2020 class by all of the major outlets. In 247 Sports composite rankings, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound wideout ranks 52nd overall, and ninth among all wideouts. He also has offers from schools like Auburn and Florida, but as of now, he'll be catching passes for NC State when he enrolls at some point in 2020.
Wed, Dec 12, 2018 07:12:00 PM

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