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2018 NFL Combine invite list full of North, South Carolina talent

N.C. State’s State’s Jaylen Samuels (1), a Mallard Creek High product, has been invited to the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.
N.C. State’s State’s Jaylen Samuels (1), a Mallard Creek High product, has been invited to the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. AP

North and South Carolina high schools and colleges will be well-represented at the 2018 NFL Combine at the end of February.

The official invite list was released by the league on Tuesday:

North Carolina colleges

▪ Davon Grayson, wide receiver, East Carolina

▪ Bradley Chubb, defensive end, N.C. State

▪ B.J. Hill, defensive tackle, N.C. State

▪ Nyheim Hines, running back, N.C. State

▪ Justin Jones, defensive tackle, N.C. State

▪ Will Richardson, offensive tackle, N.C. State

▪ Jaylen Samuels, tight end, N.C. State (also a Mallard Creek High product)

▪ Kentavius Street, defensive end, N.C. State

▪ Andre Smith, linebacker, North Carolina

▪ M.J. Stewart, cornerback, North Carolina

▪ Jessie Bates, safety, Wake Forest

▪ Duke Ejiofor, defensive end, Wake Forest

▪ Colby Gossett, guard, Appalachian State

▪ Brandon Parker, tackle, North Carolina A&T

South Carolina colleges

▪ Van Smith, safety, Clemson (also a Hough high school product)

▪ Dorian O'Daniel, linebacker, Clemson

▪ Ray-Ray McCloud, wide receiver, Clemson

▪ Taylor Hearn, guard, Clemson

▪ Deon Cain, wide receiver, Clemson

▪ Hayden Hurst, tight end, South Carolina

▪ JaMarcus King, cornerback, South Carolina

▪ Skai Moore, linebacker, South Carolina

▪ Taylor Stallworth, defensive tackle, South Carolina

▪ Darius Leonard, linebacker, South Carolina State

High school ties

▪ Jaire Alexander, cornerback, Louisville (Rocky River High)

▪ Braxton Berrios, wide receiver, Miami (Raleigh Leesville Road)

▪ Riley Ferguson, quarterback, Memphis (Butler High)

▪ Mike Hughes, cornerback, UCF (New Bern High, North Carolina transfer)

▪ Peter Kalabayi, linebacker, Stanford (Butler High)

▪ Cam Phillips, wide receiver, Virginia Tech (spent his youth in Coulwood area)

▪ Mason Rudolph, quarterback, Oklahoma State (Rock Hill Northwestern)

▪  Jaleel Scott, wide receiver, New Mexico State (Rock Hill High)

Other ties

▪ Lowell Lotulelei, defensive tackle, Utah. Brother of Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, also a Utah product.

Jourdan Rodrigue: 704-358-5071, @jourdanrodrigue

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