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Posted On: 09/2/20 7:49 AM

We’ve reached the top 50 of our Reason for the Rankings series. As we continue to count down, we’re getting to the very best players in the state. We’re getting to players that could make big pushes for top slots in the next rankings update.

50. Anthony FreemanAnthonyFreeman6'0" | LBNothern Durham | 2021StateNC, 6’ 215, LB, Northern Durham 

Also a standout on the offensive side of the ball, Freeman is a hard-hitting linebacker that is committed to nearby Duke. He displays good speed and excellent versatility on the defensive side of the ball as both a pass rusher and in coverage. Because of his extensive experience at running back, the Blue Devils could choose to use him there as well.

49. Dalton StromanDaltonStroman6'3" | WRRichmond Senior | 2021StateNC, 6’3 180, WR, Richmond Senior

A recent Appalachian State commit, Stroman is a tall receiver with excellent ball skills. He’s quick enough to win on short and intermediate routes and has the straight-line speed to run away from defenders after the catch. He’s the third-highest Group of Five commit in our rankings.

48. Jaylen WrightJaylenWright5'11" | RBSouthern Durham | 2021StateNC, 6’ 200, RB, Southern Durham

Wright, our No. 4 running back in the state, has a great combination of size and

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