Duke, UNC, NC State announce 2016 recruiting classes

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Thousands of high school football players across the nation signed letters of intent Wednesday, ending months of recruiting.

Duke announced its 21-man class that includes six defensive backs, four offensive linemen, three linebackers, three defensive linemen, two running backs, one wide receiver, one tight end and one kicker.

Duke’s class has three commits from the state of North Carolina.

Four Blue Devil commits are ranked in the ESPN 300.

North Carolina secured commitments from 19 players Wednesday. The Tar Heels are coming on one of the best seasons in the programs history.

Carolina had one signee ranked in the ESPN 300.

N.C. State hauled in a 27-man class with tight end Thaddeus Moss being a prized addition. Moss’ dad is former NFL star Randy Moss.

Duke Blue Devils

*Mark Birmingham – TE – Ashburn, Va.
Scott Bracey – WR – Richmond, Va.
Brittain Brown – RB – Canton, Ga.
Elijah Deveaux – RB – Waxhaw, N.C.
Xander Gagnon – LB – Charlotte, N.C.
Mark Gilbert – DB – Fayetteville, N.C.
Brandon Hill – LB – Orangeburg, S.C.
James Hornbuckle-Smith – DL – Murray, Ky.
Myles Hudzick – DB- Reston, Va.
Javon Jackson – DB – Tyrone, Ga.
*Robert Kraeling – OL – Bishop, Ga.
Terrell Lucas – DL – Hollywood, Fla.
Jaylen Miller – OL – Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacob Morgenstern – DB – New Canaan, Conn.
*Chidi Okonya – DL – Riverdale, Ga.
Koby Quansah – LB – Manchester, Conn.
AJ Reed – K – Prattville, Ala.
Julian Santos – OL – East Lake, Fla.
*Dylan Singleton – DB – Lawrenceville, Ga.
Liam Smith – OL – Little Silver, N.J.
Antone Williams – DB- Atlanta, Ga.

North Carolina Tar Heels

*Tomon Fox – DE – Suwanee, Ga.
Chazz Surratt – ATH – Denver, N.C.
Patrice Rene – CB -Alexandria, Va.
Logan Byrd – QB – Perry, Ga.
Kyree Campbell – DT – Woodbridge, Va.
Jay Jay McCargo – OT – Arlington, Va.
Garrett Walston – TE – Wilmington, N.C.
Myles Dorn – ATH – Charlotte, N.C.
Jordon Brown – RB – Durham, N.C.
Tyler Pritchett – OG – Auburn, AL.
Luke Elder – OG – LaGrange, Ga.
Roscoe Johnson – WR – Union, S.C.
Dominique Ross – LB – Jacksonville, Fla.
James Pierre – S – Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Rontavius Groves – CB – Nashville, TN
Jonathan Smith – LB – Laurinburg, N.C.
Nolan DeFranco – DE – Orlando, Fla.
Tyrone Hopper – LB – Roswell, Ga.
Noah Turner – TE – Mundelein, Illi.
Marlon Dunlap – DT – Charlotte, N.C.
Gregory Ross – S – Oxon Hill, MD
J.B. Copeland – LB – Navarro College
Myles Wolfolk – CB – Upper Marlboro, MD
D.J. Ford – S – Lineville, AL

N.C. State Wolfpack

Thaddeus Moss – TE- Charlotte, N.C.
Dylan Parham – QB – Raleigh, N.C.
Isaiah Stallings – S – Fayetteville, N.C.
Shug Frazier – DT – Buford, Ga.
Bryce Dixon – WR – Raleigh, N.C.
Kelvin Harmon – ATH – Palmyra, N.J.
Justin Witt – OT – New Lenox, Illi.
James Valdez – CB – Orangeburg, S.C.
Nick McCloud – CB – Rock Hill, S.C.
Dylan Autenrieth – TE – Dallas, Ga.
J.J. Givens – S – Mechanicsville, Va.
Harrison Gee – C- Burlington, N.C.
Justin Chase – OT – Chesapeake, Va.
Brock Miller – LB – Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Matthew Stevens – LB – Charlotte, N.C.
Garrett Hooker – LB – High Point, N.C.
C.J. Riley – WR – Coconut Creek, Fla.
Joe Sculthorpe – OG – Hampstead, N.C.
Bryce Banks – S – Columbia, Mo.
David Pierson – ILB – Wendell, N.C.
Daeshawn Stephens – WR – Durham, N.C.
Bryce Folsom – OG – Alpharetta, Ga.
Timothy Glass – S – Danville, Va.
Kollin Byers – OT – Shelby, N.C.
Kendall Brown – DE – Jacksonville, Fla.
Thomas Ruocchio – TE – Raleigh, N.C.
Connor Haskins – K – Lumberton, N.C.

* notes a recruit ranked in the ESPN 300.

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