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Highly touted Clayton defensive end commits to NC State

CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) - Arguably the central North Carolina's top defensive end announced Wednesday night he'll remain close to home next year.

Clayton's Savion Jackson committed to N.C. State. According to 247Sports, the four-star prospect had 20 offers from programs such as Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Auburn.


Jackson helped the Comets to a 13-1 season that ended in the third round of the 3-A state playoffs. He was integral to a defense that held opponents to 11.5 points per game.

Jackson is the 11th player in his class to commit to the Wolfpack. He'll begin his senior campaign when Clayton heads to Garner Magnet on Aug. 17.

Nyheim Hines — a Garner product who chose the Wolfpack and was recently drafted by the Indianapolis Colts — tweeted his support of Jackson and other North Carolina natives that choose to stay in the state. 




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