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Top 25 college football recruits in North Carolina

Mallard Creek Mavericks wide receiver Ryan Jones catches a touchdown pass from quarterback James Smith as Page defensive back Micah Gafford tries to knock the ball away during second quarter action at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Mallard Creek defeated Page 49-6 to win the NC 4-AA Championship.
Mallard Creek Mavericks wide receiver Ryan Jones catches a touchdown pass from quarterback James Smith as Page defensive back Micah Gafford tries to knock the ball away during second quarter action at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Mallard Creek defeated Page 49-6 to win the NC 4-AA Championship. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Top rising senior high school football recruits in North Carolina

Rk.

Name

High School

Pos.

College

1.

Justin Foster

Boiling Springs Crest

OLB

Undecided

2.

Jonah Melton

Eastern Alamance

OG

North Carolina

3.

Hamsah Nasirildeen

Concord

ATH

Undecided

4.

Jake Lawler

South Mecklenburg

DE

North Carolina

5.

Ryan Jones

Mallard Creek

WR

North Carolina

6.

JT Cauthen

Cuthbertson

WR

North Carolina

7.

Hendon Hooker

Greensboro Dudley

QB

Virginia Tech

8.

Xach Gill

Wake Forest

DT

Undecided

9.

Sherrod Greene

Rocky Mount

OLB

Undecided

10.

Drake Delullis

Providence

TE

Virginia Tech

11.

Matt McKay

Raleigh Wakefield

ATH

N.C. State

12.

Jeremiah Hall

Vance

FB/TE

Undecided

13.

Jordon Riley

Durham Riverside

DT

North Carolina

14.

Brelin Fasion-Walden

Greensboro Grimsley

S

Undecided

15.

Chris Ingram

Mooresville

CB

N.C. State

16.

Dmitri Emmanuel

Marvin Ridge

OG

Undecided

17.

Damien Darden

Pikeville Aycock

TE

N.C. State

18.

Jacob Clement

Mallard Creek

CB

Undecided

19.

Grant Gibson

Mallard Creek

DT

N.C. State

20.

Taijh Alston

Cameron Union Pines

DE

East Carolina

21.

Matthew Butler

Garner

DT

Undecided

22.

Aapri Washington

Mountain Island Charter

CB

Undecided

23.

Madison Cone

East Forsyth

CB

Undecided

24.

TJ Moore

Mallard Creek

OT

Undecided

25.

Marcus Hawkins

Morganton Freedom

DT

Undecided

Five rising juniors to watch: 1. Zamir White, Scotland Senior, RB; 2. KJ Henry, West Forsyth, DE; 3. Dax Hollifield, Shelby, ILB; 4. Rick Sandidge, Concord, DT; 5. Jamal Currie-Elliott, Durham Hillside, RB

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