"I don't know if you've heard or not, but Alabama offered me too. They offered me before I headed up to NC State."
Marve spent a day in Raleigh and was impressed with what NC State has to offer. He met Wolfpack offensive coordinator Marc Trestman and toured the facilities while impressing the coaches during camp.
"I knew I had to throw well to get that offer," Marve said. "I liked North Carolina State, and I know it is a good program. It's in a great area, and they have awesome facilities.
"I liked NC State's coaches a lot. I hung out with coach Trestman a lot, and I think their program is going in a positive direction. I like what they have there."
NC State will have to overcome the Crimson Tide and do so quickly. Alabama leads big for Marve and he could be close to reaching a decision.
"I loved Alabama," he said. "They are my leader. I love all the coaches there, and I feel that I can come in there and play."
After impressing on the camp circuit this spring, Marve is one of the country's fastest-rising prospects. Marve threw for 1,813 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior last season as he led his team into the state playoffs. He was voted the top quarterback at the Scout.com All-American Combine in Jacksonville on March 19.
Marve now has offers from Alabama, NC State, Duke, South Florida, Western Michigan, Wyoming, Southern Miss, South Florida, Kansas, UConn, Buffalo, Mississippi State, Middle Tennessee State, and Miami (OH) among others.
He stated that four teams stand out and a decision could come as early as this week.
"Alabama, Mississippi State, NC State and South Florida are in the mix," said Marve. "I think I'm going to be able to make the decision this week. I feel good about where I need to be and where things stand right now."