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NC State’s Kevin Concepcion named among top 100 college football players

image_6483441 (3)by:Noah Fleischman04/16/24


It is the lull in between NC State’s spring practice slate, which went well, and its opening practice of fall camp in August. Usually, that means it is rankings time. This year is no different. 

CBS Sports’ Blake Brockermeyer released his list of the top 100 players in college football for the 2024 season Monday, and there was a familiar face on it: NC State rising second-year wideout Kevin Concepcion at No. 57. 

“The rising sophomore is an all-around talent who can beat you in a bunch of ways, but mainly as a receiver,” Brockermeyer wrote. “Concepcion rushed for over 300 yards at 7.8 per carry and caught 71 balls and 10 touchdowns for the season. The true freshman lit up the ACC and did most of his damage on the intermediate part of the field but has the speed to make the explosive catches as well. In his second year of college football, I’m positioning Concepcion as a top-10 receiver in the country.”

Concepcion dominated the ACC a year ago, like Brockermeyer wrote, which allowed him to claim the league’s Rookie of the Year award. He stole the show as a do-it-all wide receiver that could lineup at seemingly any position on the field. 

Quarterback? Sure thing, he threw for a 17-yard touchdown at Virginia Tech. Running back? Yep, he averaged nearly eight yards per carry with a long of 65 yards. Receiving skills? Those are elite. Concepcion scored in bunches during the season, recording five two-touchdown contests, including the final two regular season games of the season at Virginia Tech and against arch-rival North Carolina. 

The Charlotte, N.C., native is a rare talent to see as a freshman wide receiver in college football, and he is primed to take the next step in his development as a sophomore under offensive coordinator Robert Anae’s scheme. 

Concepcion was the 10th highest-ranked wide receiver in Brockermeyer’s rankings. Here’s the list of the wideouts in front of the Wolfpack’s stud. 

1. Luther Burden, Missouri

2. Tetairoa McMillan, Arizona

3. Isaiah Bond, Texas

4. Evan Stewart, Oregon

5. Tre Harris, Ole Miss

6. Zachariah Branch, USC

7. Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State

8. Barion Brown, Kentucky

9. Savion Williams, TCU

10. Kevin Concepcion, NC State

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