1. DEXTER LAWRENCE, Wake Forest, D T, 6-4, 320, A man-child at defensive tackle, and one of the best in the country.
2. KEION JOYNER, Havelock, LB, 6-3, 200, One of the best LBs in the country, also played some WR last season.
3. LANDON DICKERSON, South Caldwell, OL, 6-5, 290, Dickerson plays with a mean streak and has that mountain toughness to him.
4. AUSTIN KENDALL, Cuthbertson, QB, 6-2, 205, Kendall is committed to Oklahoma after being previously committed to Tennessee.
5. DIONDRE OVERTON, Page, WR, 6-5, 194, His first year playing football was as a junior. Overton’s upside is very high.
6. JOSH BROWN, Mallard Creek, LB, 6-3, 220, Brown started last season as a DE, but he will play LB at FSU.
7. MARQUILL OSBORNE, Hough, CB, 5-11, 185, Osborne spent time on both sides of the ball as a junior, but he’s an elite CB.
8. CORNELL POWELL, J.H. Rose, WR, 6-0, 190, Powell is a gamer and he’s headed to Clemson to play his college ball.
9. ANTONIO WILLIAMS, North Stanly, RB, 5-11, 210, Williams is currently committed to Wisconsin after previously being committed to UNC.
10. NICK COE, Asheboro, DE, 6-5, 250, Coe is not only an elite DE, he’s also one of the state’s top wrestlers.
11. B.J. EMMONS, Freedom, RB, 5-10, 220, Emmons put up some big games last fall and is the total package at RB.
12. JAMIL DUKES, Mooresville, DT, 6-4, 290, Dukes controls the line of scrimmage and is very quick off of the ball.
13. MARK GILBERT, Terry Sanford, CB, 6-1, 170, Gilbert is an elite, tall cornerback. He has the bloodlines, too.
14. JULIAN OKWARA, Ardrey Kell, DE, 6-4, 220, Okwara’s brother plays at Notre Dame, and not surprisingly Julian is committed there.
15. ROBERT WASHINGTON, SouthLake Christian, RB, 5-10, 215, Washington received his first offer as an eighth grader and recently committed to Syracuse.
16. ISAIAH STALLINGS, Terry Sanford, DB, 6-4, 220, Stallings has a great frame and is a ball hawk. He could possibly grow into a LB.
17.JONATHAN SMITH, Scotland, LB, 6-1, 220, Smith battled injuries when he was younger, but stole the spotlight as a healthy junior.
18. SEAN POLLARD, Pinecrest, OL, 6-5, 290, Pollard is a longtime Clemson commitment and recently earned an invite to Nike’s The Opening.
19. ALEXANDER GAGNON, Charlotte Catholic, LB, 6-4, 220, Gagnon has it all – the size, the speed and the smarts.
20. C. J. FREEMAN, Northern Guilford, RB, 5-11, 180, Freeman is the next big-time guy to come out of a successful Northern Guilford system.
21. CHAZZ SURRATT, East Lincoln, QB, 6-3, 210, Surratt originally was a WR but made the switch to QB his sophomore year.
22. KENNEDY MCKOY, North Davidson, RB, 6-0, 190, McKoy has BCS offers from schools such as Boston College, Louisville and West Virginia.
23. DIVINE DEABLO, Mount Tabor, WR, 6-3, 200, Deablo ran a sub 4.4-second 40-yard dash time at a recent Shrine Bowl combine.
24. JORDON BROWN, Southern Durham, ATH, 5-10, 180, Brown can play a number of positions but is most likely a RB at the next level.
25. TRE HARBISON, Crest, RB, 5-11, 208, Harbison is committed to Virginia and he can pound it between the tackles.
26. TALENI SUHREN, Ardrey Kell, OL, 6-5, 275, Suhren has a great frame and solid grades. He is committed to Wake Forest.
27. MYLES DORN, Vance, DB, 6-3, 185, Dorn has a number of ACC offers and stars for Vance on both sides of the ball.
28. GARRETT WALSTON, New Hanover, TE, 6-4, 220, Walston is a good athlete for his size, and he can flex out like a WR and make plays.
29. JAMIE NEWMAN, Graham, QB, 6-3, 220, Newman is extremely underrated and will be a steal for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
30. PETE LEOTA, Asheville, OL, 6-4, 300, Leota is being courted by a number of ACC schools and he has a lot of upside.
31. CADE CARNEY, Davidson Day, RB, 5-11, 215, Carney is an unbelievable athlete and had the top SPARQ rating at Nike in Charlotte.
32. THADDEUS MOSS, Mallard Creek, TE, 6-4, 240, Moss is the son of legendary NFL wide receiver Randy Moss.
33. ELIJAH DEVEAUX, Charlotte Christian, RB, 6-1, 210, Deveaux has been committed to Duke since October of 2014.
34. ZACK GILBERT, South Meck, DL, 6-2, 252, Gilbert is the son of former NFL great Sean Gilbert and he has a number of BCS offers.
35. T YRIC MCCARTER, New Bern, CB, 6-0, 180, McCarter is exceptional at WR and CB, but is likely a CB at the next level.
36. MOE NEAL, Forestview, ATH, 5-11, 160, Neal is electric with the ball in his hands and can play a number of positions at the college level.
37. RICO DOWDLE, A.C. Reynolds, ATH, 5-11, 185, Dowdle received a Wake Forest offer at their camp last summer.
38. JIMMIE TAYLOR, Southwest Onslow, DE, 6-3, 220, Taylor has a number of BCS offers, and he also has a great GPA.
39. WILL PUTNAM, Hickory Ridge, OL/DE, 6-5, 270, Putnam plays both ways but many colleges like him as an OL.
40. DYLAN PARHAM, Southeast Raleigh, QB, 6-4, 200, Parham committed to N.C. State last fall and is a pro-style QB.
41. MARLON DUNLAP, West Charlotte, D T/OL, 6-4, 275, Dunlap has a couple of BCS offers and can play either DT or OL at the next level.
42. HARRISON GEE, Williams, OL, 6-3, 250, Gee has been a commitment to N.C. State for quite some time.
43. JOHNNIE GLASPIE, Wallace-Rose Hill, ATH, 5-11, 180, Glaspie helped lead Wallace-Rose Hill to a state title last fall.
44. KEYSHAWN CANADY, Wallace-Rose Hill, DB, 6-0, 190, Canady makes plays at the offensive end but he’s also a stud DB.
45. BENJAMIN LEMAY, Butler, RB, 5-9, 205, LeMay has two older brothers that play college football, and Benjamin will play at Charlotte.
46. CHRISTIAN COLON, Independence, DT, 6-3, 325, Colon has a number of BCS offers and does a good job of clogging up the middle for the Patriots.
47. EMMANUEL JONES, Asheboro, WR, 6-2, 180, Jones is very athletic and has solid speed for his 6-foot- 2, 180-pound frame.
48. JEREMIAH BROWN, Southwest Guilford, WR, 6-2, 173, Brown recently committed to Wake Forest, and is a highly productive WR.
49. CHRIS WILLIS, Crest, DE, 6-2, 220, Willis is the leader of a monster Crest defense and is a relentless pass rusher.
50. CHANCE KENNEDY, South Meck , WR, 5-9, 170, Kennedy is one of the area’s fastest prospects and his dad played at the University of Florida.
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