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Joseph Boletepeli, Jeffrey Gunter Will Transfer From NC State

January 21, 2020

Redshirt freshman defensive lineman Joseph Boletepeli and junior defensive end Jeffrey Gunter have both entered the transfer portal and will not return to NC State, per sources.

Boletepeli played in seven games in 2019, totaling 11 tackles and 1.5 sacks. He just put his name in the portal, and while he is still on the official roster, Boletepeli has no plans to return to NC State.

He picked NC State over Maryland and Michigan State out of high school.

Gunter put his name in the transfer portal last week and is still on the official roster, but per a source he also will not remain at NC State.  

Gunter sat out this season after transferring in from Coastal Carolina.  He has two years left to play two seasons, and Gunter is expected to apply for a waiver for immediate eligibility.

The moves leave NC State with eight scholarship defensive linemen on the roster.

Returning defensive ends Ibrahim Kante and Savion Jackson played snaps last season, as well as nose tackles Alim McNeill, Val Martin, and Josh Harris.  NC State was also able to redshirt true freshmen C.J. Clark and Terrell Dawkins, and reserve defensive tackle Dante Johnson played last season as well.

NC State also signed four-star defensive lineman Davin Vann‍ in the 2020 recruiting class. Vann will enroll this summer.


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