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NC State football recruiting: Wolfpack picks up verbal from 3-star RB Trent Pennix

The Pack makes another in-state addition.

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It’s always nice when you can nab a solid player right from your back yard. Trent Pennix, who is a rising senior at Sanderson High School in Raleigh, verbally committed to NC State on Friday. Pennix is a consensus three-star prospect and one of the top-30 players in North Carolina.

Pennix is listed at 6’0 and 200 pounds, and he already holds an impressive offer sheet with plenty of time left in the recruiting cycle for it to grow. Pennix chose NC State over offers from Virginia Tech, Louisville, West Virginia, Maryland, Wake Forest, and Minnesota, among others.

He ran for 1,215 yards and 12 scores on only 167 carries last season (7.3 YPC) and also tallied more than 200 receiving yards. He rushed for 208 yards in Sanderson’s first win over Millbrook since 2006.

Pennix is the second in-state running back to commit to NCSU, joining four-star Heritage High RB Ricky Person.

Here are the highlights from Pennix’s junior campaign: