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Posted On: 07/20/20 8:35 AM

Today we continue with our countdown of the top prospects in the state and why we ranked them in their respective slots. As we continue to climb up the rankings, we’re getting to some of our favorite players.

85. Jared GibbleJaredGibble6'4" | TEOak Grove | 2021StateNC, 6’4 225, Oak Grove, TE

Gibble has the body of a tight end and the athleticism of a receiver -- in other words, he’s a matchup nightmare. He’s too big for corners to handle and too fast for linebackers to track. Then, when he has the ball in his hands he runs like a running back. At the 2A classification, it’s borderline unfair. The Charlotte commit chose the 49ers over a slew of Group of Five and FCS offers and could have an immediate impact in 2021.

84. Marcus GatlingMarcusGatling5'11" | LBHavelock | 2021StateNC, 5’11 200, Havelock, LB

We were given Gatling’s name when he was a relative unknown on the recruiting trail. But Gatling’s junior film is one of the most impressive tapes I’ve seen from a linebacker since covering high school football. He’s a bit undersized but his instincts at linebacker are off the charts, not to mention his quickness and decisiveness are each elite for a

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