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The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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MAY 2017 ■ 73 ■ FOOTBALL RECRUITING also throws the shot put and discus in track. Rivals.com rates the 6-3, 290-pounder as the No. 33 prospect in North Carolina. His older brother, Will Smith, played three seasons on the offensive line at Wake For- est before finishing his career at Liberty. DEFENSIVE LINEMAN ALIM MCNEILL Raleigh Sanderson High Few prospects in the state have seen their stock rise among colleges since last fall as much as McNeill. Arkansas, Florida, Flor- ida State, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, NC State, North Caro- lina, Penn State, South Carolina, TCU, Tennes- see, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest have all extended him offers, among numerous others. The versatile 6-2, 260-pounder has col- leges recruiting him for fullback, line- backer, defensive end and defensive tackle. The Pack's early preference for him is at end. NC State is also hoping to have a home-field advantage. "NC State would be pretty high being that they are so close to home, and I just like everything about it," he said. "I have a great relationship with Coach Doeren. We talk often, talk football and family." Rivals.com rates McNeill as the No. 17 player in the state and the No. 22 defensive tackle in the country. SAFETY BRYSON RICHARDSON Buford (Ga.) High Richardson (6-1, 190 pounds) has made a pair of unofficial visits to Raleigh, once for a ju- nior day in February and then again for the spring game April 1. "They showed me ev- erything and made sure I had a good time, en- joyed myself and got the most out of it," Richardson said. "They definitely did that. I can definitely say that it was worth it go- ing up there." He has also made trips to Kentucky, Min- nesota and Stanford since his junior season at Buford ended. The one-time Tennessee commit also has offers from Louisville, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and West Virginia. Rivals.com rates Richardson as the No. 40 prospect in Georgia and the No. 38 safety in the country. RUNNING BACK JAHMIR SMITH Sanford (N.C.) Lee County High Like McNeill, Smith has seen a consider- able rise in his stock. Duke, Georgia Tech, Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIP ©2014 Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC 14-BR8HO-0007 AL 8/14 F I N A N C I A L G R O U P Proud supporter of NC State Wolfpack Club BLAKE PARO Financial Advisor NCSU Class of 2003 KATHY DUCKWORTH Registered Sales Assistant ALEX MIHAJLOV Branch Manager T 919.861.8212 www.olderaleighfinancial.com GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

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