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Millbrook linebacker Smith-Williams commits to NC State

Posted July 22, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014

Wake Forest's #28 Jamal Sweet runs the ball as Wake Forest gets by Millbrook in 27 to 24 in OT on Friday night November 29, 2013 in round three of the NCHSAA Football playoffs. (Photo by Jack Tarr)

Millbrook linebacker James Smith-Williams verbally committed to play football with the N.C. State Wolfpack Tuesday evening, according to his head coach Clarence Inscore.

Smith-Williams, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound rising senior was offered by the Wolfpack in June. He chose N.C. State over other offers from schools including Appalachian State, Davidson, Elon, Charleston Southern, James Madison, Mercer and Western Carolina.

The starting linebacker recorded 70 tackles, ten tackles for loss and four fumble recoveries during his junior season at Millbrook in 2013.

Last season, Millbrook played to a 10-4 record and went 5-2 in the Cap-8 Conference before falling to Wake Forest in the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association state playoffs in quadruple overtime.

Millbrook's 2014 season kicks off Aug. 22 with a home game against the Fuquay-Varina Bengals. The Wildcats will also compete in the HighSchoolOT.com Jamboree against Jack Britt on Aug. 16 at Cardinal Gibbons.


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  • Toddler10-21 Jul 23, 2014

    Congrats. Smart young man. The sky is the limit.

  • uncw1 Jul 23, 2014

    I also read where he had an offer from Boston College, as well as almost a 5.0 GPA with a future major of Biomedical Engineering! Wow, congrats young man.