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NC State wide receiver Jakobi Meyers is headed to the NFL

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 01 East Carolina at NC State Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

There’s some weird things you remember in recruiting sometimes, and I remember NC State offering late this quarterback named Jakobi Meyers, who had been committed to Kent State. Kid was super talented. He never ended up being a quarterback, but he found his niche. Or so I’ve heard.

It’s not easy to overstate how much Jakobi Meyers has meant to the resurgence here; he’s been a significant and necessary part of NC State’s resurgent passing game, capable of huge games. Jakobi is going pro and we’re gonna miss him:

“I came to NC State a kid chasing two dreams,” said Meyers, who earned his degree in sports management with a minor in business administration last month. “I’m leaving a man with one dream fulfilled and hopefully another on the way. I would like to thank Coach Doeren, Coach McDonald, my teammates and all the staff here at NC State for helping me get to this position.”

Meyers has earned this shot, and there’s no reason for him to come back to college and play for free. There’s rarely any reason to do that, honestly.

I’m going to miss Jakobi as much as I’ve missed Jaylen Samuels this past year—there was no more sure, no more certain a receiver than Jakobi Meyers. Whatever NFL team gets him will be lucky.