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Cornerback Nate Evans flips commitment from Tennessee to NC State

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NC State’s gone poaching in the SEC, flipping 2021 cornerback prospect Nate Evans from Tennessee. The Wolfpack offered Evans in January, per 247Sports, and Evans had been committed to the Volunteers since November.

In his announcement, Evans thanked State’s staff “for remaining consistent during my recruitment process,” which is to say: for staying in regular contact despite his being a Tennessee pledge. (This sort of thing is entirely kosher in college football recruiting.)

Evans is a consensus three-star prospect from Virginia Beach, VA, and a top-25 player in the state. He has a solid offer sheet that includes South Carolina, Kentucky, Baylor, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

He’s listed at 6’1, which is ideal size if he can stick at corner in college; he’s also been playing wide receiver for his high school, so perhaps that’s an option down the road, depending on how he develops.

The Wolfpack’s 2021 class is up to 47th in the 247 Composite rankings, and that’s not so bad considering that State has only eight commitments.