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Scout ranks NC State's running back group third in ACC

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Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

NC State did well to load up on running back depth in its 2015 recruiting class, adding the likes of Reggie Gallaspy III and Johnny Frasier to a backfield that already includes experienced veterans Shadrach Thornton and Matt Dayes.

There are a lot of possibilities within that group, and so much potential depth that the Fun Machine himself, Jaylen Samuels, is likely to spend more time catching the ball and running people over instead of running the ball and running people over. I'm fine either way. Additionally, incoming freshman speedster and crazy-good athlete Nyheim Hines is expected to move to receiver full-time.

Scout's Jamie Newberg ranks State's running back group third in the ACC, behind only Pittsburgh and Florida State. The Panthers and Seminoles head into the season with the two biggest headliners at the position in James Conner and Dalvin Cook, who are really exciting players for very different reasons.

So what do you think, does third sound about right for NC State's group?