NC/SC Shrine Bowl rosters unveiled

UNC, NC State, ECU have most N.C. Shrine Bowl players

The Shrine Bowl will feature 44 of the top senior football players in North Carolina playing against 44 of the best seniors from South Carolina in a postseason all-star game in Spartanburg, S.C., on Dec. 16.

The rosters for each state were announced on Monday afternoon.

North Carolina and NC State each have commitments from five North Carolina Shrine Bowl players. Future Tar Heels include Cary Green Hope WR Jordyn Adams, Charlotte West Mecklenburg WR Dyami Brown, Havelock OL Avery Jones, Wake Forest DB Javon Terry and Hollsborough Orange LB Payton Wilson. All of Larry Fedora’s in-state commitments were chosen for the team.

Future members of the Wolfpack on the North Carolina squad include Clayton WR Devin Carter, Charlotte Harding DB Malik Dunlap, Lexington North Davidson kicker Chris Dunn, Mebane Eastern Alamance OL Gabriel Gonzalez and Wake Forest Heritage RB Ricky Person. Two of Dave Doeren’s in-state recruits, WR Tyler Williams and RB Trent Pennix, were not chosen for the team.

East Carolina had four North Carolina Shrine Bowlers: Greenville Conley QB Holton Ahlers, Statesville South Iredell DT Chandler Medeiros, Raleigh Millbrook OL Donovan Noel and High Point SW Guilford DB Jaren Rainey.

Wake Forest has two players on the North Carolina team and three on the South Carolina squad. Hope Mills Southview OL Mike Edwards and Winston-Salem Mount Tabor TE Blake Whitehead made the NC team. On the SC team, Wake Forest landed Saluda DT Kelijiha Brown, Mt. Pleasant Oceanside QB Sam Hartman and Florence Wilson DB Zion Keith.

Two other in-state schools landed Shrine Bowlers. Duke got a commitment from Harrisburg Hickory Ridge WR Jarrett Garner. App State had Kernersville Robert B. Glenn QB Stephon Brown.

Duke also landed a pair of South Carolina Shriners in McCormick RB Mataeo Durant and Gaffney WR Dennis Smith.

Shrine Bowlers heading out of state include the Virginia Tech bound trio of Greensboro Dudley DB D.J. Crossen, Wake Forest Heritage DT Joe Kane and Greensboro

Page LB Alan Tisdale. Charlotte Vance LB Gerald Nathan is headed to Colorado State. Sanford Lee County RB Jahmir Smith has committed to Notre Dame.


Name Pos. School City
Jordyn Adams WR Green Hope Cary
Holton Ahlers QB Conley Greenville
Dyami Brown WR W. Mecklenburg Charlotte
Stephon Brown QB Robert B. Glenn Kernersville
Devin Carter WR Clayton Clayton
Isaac Cochran OL Concord Concord
D. J . Crossen DB James B. Dudley Greensboro
Joey Curry QB Murphy Murphy
Phillip Davis DT South Point Belmont
Marcus Davis DT Garner Magnet Garner
Malik Dunlap DB Harding University Charlotte
Chris Dunn K/P North Davidson Lexington
Mike Edwards OL Southview Hope Mills
Jarrett Garner WR Hickory Ridge Harrisburg
Bryson Glenn DT Robert B. Glenn Kernersville
Gabriel Gonzalez OL Eastern Alamance Mebane
Jovaughn Gwyn OL Harding University Charlotte
K. J .Henry LB West Forsyth Clemmons
Dax Hollifield LB Shelby Shelby
John Jiles DB Wake Forest Wake Forest
Tyiyon Johnson LB Havelock Havelock
Avery Jones OL Havelock Havelock
Joe Kane DT Heritage Wake Forest
Tykel Landrum WR Hendersonville Hendersonville
Nick MacKovic OL Walter Hines Page Greensboro
Chandler Medeiros DT South Iredell Statesville
Dante Miller WR/RB Richmond Senior Rockingham
Gerald Nathan LB Zebulon B. Vance Charlotte
Donovan Noel OL Millbrook Raleigh
Ricky Person RB Heritage Wake Forest
Jaren Rainey DB SW Guilford High Point
Javon Ratliffe LB Scotland Laurinburg
Matthew Robinson LB South Point Belmont
Rick Sandidge DT Concord Concord
Miles Simon DB Hibriten Lenoir
Tyler Smith OL Scotland Laurinburg
Jahmir Smith RB Lee County Sanford
Caleb Strait OL East Bladen Elizabethtown
Javon Terry DB Wake Forest Wake Forest
Alan Tisdale LB Walter Hines Page Greensboro
Noah Turner SN W. Alamance Elon
Blake Whiteheart H/TE Mount Tabor Winston-Salem
Javonte Williams DB Wallace-Rose Hill Teachey
Payton Wilson LB Orange Hillsborough


Name Pos. School City
Eli Adams DE South Point Rock Hill
Gunner Britton OL Conway Conway
Alec Blackmond OL Newberry Newberry
Kelijiha Brown DT Saluda Saluda
Wyatt Campbell OL Lugoff Elgin Lugoff
Caderreus Canaty OL Northwestern Rock Hill
Austin Covan LS Dorman Roebuck
Damian Daley DT Ridgeview Columbia
Alex Deel OL Boiling Springs Boiling Springs
Mataeo Durant RB McCormick McCormick
Tyler Gore WR North Myrtle Beach Little River
Sam Hartman QB Oceanside Mt. Pleasant
Adam Henderson DL Berea Greenville
Jackson Hutto OL Summerville Summerville
Trajan Jeffcoat LB Irmo Columbia
Khalid Jones LB James F. Byrnes Duncan
Dakereon Joyner QB Fort Dorchester N. Charleston
Zion Keith DB Wilson Florence
Derion Kendrick QB South Pointe Rock Hill
Hank Manos OL Chapin Chapin
Sokoya McDuffie DL South Florence Florence
Jordan McFadden OL Dorman Roebuck
Tre Moore DE Strom Thurmond Johnson
Raiqwon O’Neal OL/TE Conway Conway
Jermaine Patterson WR Bluffton Bluffton
Braylon Peterson DB T. L. Hanna Anderson
Sam Pinckney WR Greenwood Greenwood
Chance Poore K/P Westside Anderson
Ty’Quan Porter DB Dillon Dillon
Tajh Reid-Stanley DB York Comprehensive York
Cameron Rice RB Gaffney Gaffney
Elijah Rogers DB Blacksburg Blacksburg
Darius Rush WR C. E. Murray Greeleyville
Conner Shugart LB Spartanburg Spartanburg
Christopher Simon DL Crestwood Sumter
Dennis Smith WR Gaffney Gaffney
Bradley Thompson OL Greer Greer
Bryce Thompson WR Dutch Fork Irmo
Channing Tindall LB Spring Valley Columbia
Jake Venables LB D. W. Daniel Central
Nathan Walker LB Cross Cross
Quavian White DB Greer Greer
Justin Williams WR Fort Dorchester North Charleston
Tyrek Williams LB Strom Thurmond Johnson