N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren has landed a commitment from Chris Toudle, a three-star prospect from Wilmington. Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren has landed a commitment from Chris Toudle, a three-star prospect from Wilmington. Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com

NC State

Cornerback Taiyon Palmer highlights NC State’s football signing day class

By Jonas Pope IV

jpope@heraldsun.com

February 07, 2018 05:40 PM

RALEIGH

Dave Doeren has done it again. For the second time, Doeren managed to flip the top commitment from one of his Triangle neighbors.

Wednesday was the second National Signing Day for the class of 2018. For the first time, student-athletes were able to take advantage of an early signing period, which took place in December.

Wednesday afternoon, Archer (Ga.) High School cornerback Taiyon Palmer selected North Carolina State, picking the Wolfpack over Nebraska and Tennessee. Palmer originally committed to Duke, but decommitted in November and was immediately offered a scholarship by Doeren.

Back in December, Doeren got a commitment from Hillsborough linebacker Payton Wilson, who originally committed to North Carolina before changing his mind and running with the Pack.

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There wasn’t much heavy lifting for N.C. State to do on Wednesday. Doeren signed 21 players in December.

Taiyon Palmer

6-0, 178, Archer High School: The No. 31 ranked player in Georgia according to 247Sports was a four-star player who became one of N.C. State’s top priorities after decommiting from Duke.

Derrick Eason

6-4, 245, Norview High School: Defensive end from Norfolk, Va., flipped from Notre Dame and signed with the Wolfpack.

Cary Angeline

6-7, 240, Dowington East: Angeline, who plays tight end, transferred from USC after redshirting in 2017.

Val Martin

6-2, 290, Marietta (Ga.) High School: Big defensive tackle will bring experience after playing at Iowa Western Community College.