Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wolfpack commitment Creecy moving up at Rivals

Anthony Creecy is moving on up.

Creecy, the Southern Durham WR who recently committed to N.C. State, is already the No.170 prospect on Rivals.com’s Top 250 list, but the recruiting site said to look for Creecy to move higher than that when the next ranking comes out later this month:

“Creecy is a bowling ball of a wide receiver, very strong and built like a brick. He has good, not great speed and he's not the tallest receiver, but he gets separation, fights for the football and has very strong hands. You can't press him off the line, he's too strong and he's sneaky quick when you play off coverage.”

Wolfpack fans have got to like those words.

Hey, and we knew it first; Creecy is ranked No.8 on our N.C. Top 25 Prospects list, created back in April. That, too, will be updated before the season.

--Stan Olson

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15 comments:

Eric said...

TC Creecy: one great wolfpacker

greggaertner said...

Creecy is yet another recruit that we are excited to see in the future. An interesting sidenote: Tom OBrien and Butch 'medical hardship' Davis are really battling for instate recruits! TOB won the battle a few years ago while Butch 'throw old players to the curb' Davis won it last season. This season is shaping up as a TOB success story.

Anonymous said...

greg,
How short-sighted can you be? Butch has made it known he concentrates on talent period, no matter the state. He has missed a few big guys this year, but that is always going to happen. It's sad that NCS only competes within the state of NC whereas UNC is trying to compete on the national level. I rather win the overall recruiting battle than the NC recruiting battle. Same goes for overall record. Remember, it's not about who wins the battle, it's about who wins the war. Both Butch and TOB are good coaches and both will have good teams this year.

Anonymous said...

Spoken by someone who got spanked 41-10...

Anonymous said...

Spoken by someone with a losing record.....

Anonymous said...

...losing record to TOB (fixed that for you)

Brandon said...

So let me get this straight....when Chuck Amato was getting bashed by the UNC recruiters program and NC media for doing exactly what BMFD is trying to do now. But of course now that roles are reversed, it's perfectly fine. No articles published, and you will never hear of negative recruiting from a Tom O'Brien staff. I'm sorry if I am calling the UNC football program and it's few fans hypocrites, but you are. Deal with it.

Anonymous said...

I hate to agree with any State fan but North Carolina has enough high school football talent that the bulk of the players should be coming from here, SC and VA. That being said, Butch is doing a pretty darn good job of getting in-state guys up to Chapel Hill-
Jheranie Boyd, Terry Shankle, Travis Bond, Hawatha Bell, Erik Highsmith, Jared McAdoo, Donte Moss, Jerrell Rhodes, Ray Ray Jones, Hunter Furr and Justin Dixon were all NC natives inked by Carolina this year. I'm sure State did well too, but Carolina had the best in-state class this year easily...

Anonymous said...

Brandon,

Apples and Oranges. Butch is concentrating on NC in addition to out-of-state kids. Amato's philosophy was Florida or bust, so I don't see the comparison. UNC is getting the majority of recruits from NC or nearby states, so if you are assuming that Butch doesn't recruit NC, you're ignorant. With that said, he will also recruit heavily from other states, typically utilizing his and Blake’s contacts from prior jobs. I would seriously question their intelligence if they didn't do that. Would you rather have a recruiting class dominated by in-state recruits ranked 25th overall, or a class with majority of in-state and nearby recruits with a decent number from around the country and ranked 5th overall? I’ll take the latter.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! We actually have a post from a unc FOOTBALL fan. Maybe that blanket of red in Kennan will actually see that tiny lint spot of light blue afterall.

Anonymous said...

A "top 5 class" that got killed 41-10. UNC will always win the "Best Potential, Bigger BUST" award. Coach Davis should remove the "Coach" before his name. He simply isn't one of those.

Anonymous said...

I think 4 or 6 of the top 10 commits for UNC's 2009 class did not qualify...all in-state I believe.


THAT BEING SAID...this thread is about a high school kid who's getting some much deserved credit. There are UNC players that are in the same boat. So don't hate, there will be plenty of recruits that UNC wins out on over State.

Anonymous said...

I am a State fan, but we all have to admit that both programs are heading in the right direction. Its nice to see this strong rivalry getting stronger. I think the loss of Nate Irving costs State two wins this year. By the way, Tom O'Brien 2, Butch Davis 0.

Anonymous said...

Based on Scout rankings, it was 2 out of the top 11 didn’t qualify with Bell enrolling in fall and Tate more than likely playing MLB. Of the 11, 7 are from NC, 2 from GA, 1 from VA and MA.

I agree with ANON 7:34, it is good to see both teams good again. It certainly makes the college football season more entertaining with a rivalry that means something. I want to see NCS do well, just not as well as UNC.

Anonymous said...

When is NC State going to play a real schedule? I think they are a good football team, but they need to strengthen that schedule a bit. I know they have Tennessee later on down the road. I think now would be time to gain more exposure while they have 2 capable QB's. This is coming from a former ECU Pirate football player. I know what some state fans will say, we beat you last year..blah blah blah...I can say that I am 1-0 against State. 23-10 at our house.