Tony Adams, Independence, OL, 6-2, 310, Sr: N.C. State recruit will anchor a large Patriots offensive line for promising junior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins.
Tyler Bray, South Point, RB, 6-0, 195, Sr.: Preseason all-state pick rushed for 2,556 yards and 36 touchdowns in 2012.
Corbin Daly, Ardrey Kell, P, 6-3, 185, Sr.: Verbally committed to Texas, Daly averaged 47 yards per punt on 55 attempts. Hough senior Tim Gawert is another special teams star to watch. He made 12 field goals in 2012.
Cameron Mattison, Mallard Creek, DB, 6-1, 200, Sr: One of six starters back for the Sweet 16 No. 1 Mavericks. Mattison has committed to Toledo.
Anthony Ratliff, Butler, QB, 6-2, 190, Jr.: Taking over for All-American Riley Ferguson, Ratliff threw for 442 yards and rushed for 281 yards last season while Ferguson was injured. He has several BCS offers.
Isaiah Robinson, Independence, RB, 5-10, 211, Sr.: Rushed 218 times for 1,549 yards with 16 touchdowns in 2012. He also caught 19 passes for 264 yards and another score.
Zeek Rodney, Rock Hill South Pointe, DL, 6-1, 260, Sr: Had 133 tackles, 27 sacks and 26 tackles for loss in 2012 and was named S.C. Sports Report state defensive player of the year.
Darian Roseboro, Lincolnton, DL, 6-4, 255, Jr.: Southern Piedmont 1A/2A defensive player of the year in 2012 had 100 tackles, 10 sacks and four fumble recoveries last season.
Jaylen Samuels, Mallard Creek, TE, Sr., 6-0, 230, Sr.: N.C. State recruit had more than 850 yards receiving last season and nine touchdowns. Ran for three scores.
Chazz Surratt, East Lincoln, WR, DB, 6-2, 190, So.: Caught 56 passes for 1,082 yards and 13 touchdowns as a freshman on an unbeaten state champion team. He will play QB, WR, LB and DB this season.
Langston Wertz Jr.
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