Posted On: 01/11/21 3:05 PM

The state of North Carolina consistently churns out Division one caliber prospects year after year. We already know about the big-name 2021 prospects, like Will ShipleyWillShipley5'10" | RBWeddington | 2021StateNC of Weddington. However, we wanted to take a look at the up-and-coming prospects you may have not heard of just yet. Specifically, we took a look a the state’s top sophomores in the 2023 class. Here’s who stood out on tape.


QB: Tad HudsonTadHudson6'3" | QBHough | 2023StateNC, 6’3, 210, William A. Hough

On film, Hudson isn’t phased against the rush. He simply climbs the pocket with his eyes downfield and will deliver a strike to his target in stride. He shows good placement on his deep ball and can fit the football into tight windows. Hudson shows a high football IQ and will work through his progression down to his check-down if need be. He was masterful in the RPO game as a freshman and tormented overhang players by throwing behind them. He should be one of the more heavily recruited 2023 QB’s in the country.

ATH: Rico WalkerRicoWalker6'4" | ATHHickory | 2023StateNC, 6’4, 220, Hickory

A talented defensive end who plays with an extremely high motor. Walker is so fun to watch

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