Friday night was a big one for NC State, which landed a trio of verbal commitments, all of them from outside of NC. Wide receiver Antoine Thompson of Plant City, FL, is the headliner of the three and immediately became the highest-rated player in the Pack’s 2017 class.
Thompson, a high three-star, is listed at 6’1 and 176 pounds by 247Sports. He has an impressive offer sheet that includes Miami, Wisconsin, Louisville, Arizona, Penn State, and Mississippi State. Thompson was an outstanding playmaker as a junior, racking up 692 receiving yards on only 30 receptions. He also plays defensive back.
State also picked up commitments from a couple of linebackers: Nick Smith of Orlando, FL, and Isaiah Moore, of Chesterfield, VA. Both are consensus three-star prospects. Smith holds offers from numerous power-five schools, including Nebraska, UNC, Maryland, Louisville, and Arizona. NC State appears to be the only power-five offer so far for Moore.
Rivals ranks State’s current 13-member recruiting class 30th nationally, while 247 places it at No. 32 overall and sixth in the ACC.