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3-star cornerback JJ Givens picks NC State over Maryland

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Several days after landing in-state prospect Thaddeus Moss, NC State got more good news. Defensive back JJ Givens announced Wednesday afternoon that he is committed to play for the Wolfpack. Givens had planned to take an official visit this weekend, but he canceled that visit today after meeting with Dave Doeren.

Givens is a consensus three-star prospect from Virginia. He was committed to South Carolina before re-opening his recruitment, and he has offers from a bunch of Power 5 schools, including Arizona State, Michigan State, UNC, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, and Miami.

Like a lot of talented high-major prospects, Givens played both ways in high school. As a senior, he tallied 85 tackles, 22 pass breakups, and five interceptions as a defensive back. On the offensive side, he had more than 1,100 yards receiving and caught 10 touchdown passes. He also returned a kickoff for a score.

Here's a highlight reel:

If you watch only one highlight in this video, check out the interception he makes on the play that starts around the 50-second mark. Dude's got hands. (Though he only needed one in that case.)

Givens will need to hit the weight room and add some bulk--he's listed around 170 or 175 pounds--but he has a chance to compete for early playing time once he gets on campus. He is a really nice late addition to NC State's 2016 class.