|JUCO wide out Franky Okafor makes a grab between three defenders. (TVCC football photo)|
Two months ago, North Carolina Central was still searching for a head coach. But signing day waits for no man, and new NCCU coach Jerry Mack obviously knew this. He basically had just one month to put a class together, which isn’t easy.
The signees are still rolling in, but at first glance he obviously has put together a rather broad network fairly quickly. There are some local kids from Raleigh and Durham, as well as some recruits from rural spots in the middle of the state like Statesville and Salisbury. We’ll be adding to the list as we go along, so be sure to check back.
North Carolina Central
WR Derrick Mason, Southern Durham : 58 catches, 1,131 yds, 13 TDs for state champs.
RB Ramone Simpson, New Hanover HS: Amassed 21 TDs (19 rushing), 3,000 all-purpose yds.
DB Davonta Reynolds, Tucker (GA): Ranked as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com
LB Michael Gray, Pinecrest High: 155 tackles, 4 sacks and 8 forced fumbles.
WR Quentin Atkinson, Southeast Raleigh: Transferring in from Ga. Military Academy. Was All-Conference at Southeast.
OL Noah Chase, Southern Durham: 6’6, 280lb
DL Richard Mitchell, Holmes CC: 6’5, 250lb
QB Quinn Billerman New Mexico Military: 6’3, 215lb
OL Sterlin Houston, West Meck: 6’4, 300lb
WR Brandon Galloway, High Point Andrews: 6’2, 190lb
K Nathaniel Tilque, Mallard Creek: 6’2, 185lb
WR Franky Okafor, Trinity Valley (TX) CC: 42 catches, 398 yds, 6 TDs.
DL Daquan Herrring, Statesville HS: 67 tackles, 8.0 hits for loss, 4.0 sacks.