Although the Pack has already garnered a commit from QB Mike Greco of Cardinal Gibbons High School in Ft Lauderdale, Fla, State still has scholarships extended to two talented signal-callers in Chris Todd of Elizabethtown (Ky) High School and Cameron Sexton of Scotland County High School in Laurinburg, NC.
Todd, 6-3, 190 pounds, threw for better than 4,500 yards and 51 touchdowns as a junior and has led his team to a 3-1 record so far in 2004. He has attracted interest from a number of schools including scholarship offers from NC State, UNC, Wake Forest, Texas Tech and Cincinnati. Recently, Oklahoma has gotten heavily involved as well and have become a serious team of contention for Todd. The senior signal-caller updated Pack Pride on his shortlist of recruiting favorites.
"The ones I've really been looking at lately are NC State, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and then UNC," said Todd.
Pack offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone is heading up Todd's recruiting and they got a jump on several other schools when they hosted the all-state athlete earlier this summer at their football camp. Todd said he came away thoroughly impressed with the entire Wolfpack organization.
"I really liked it down there," he said. "The facilities were all very nice and I liked all the coaches. I kind of got to see some of the offense up close and that was real good so everything was just real positive."
It would appear that trip, along with some dogged recruiting work by coach Mazzone has established the Pack as, quite possibly, the team to beat as things stand currently.
"NC State is definitely right up there now," said Todd. "They're definitely one of the top ones. I'm still kind of looking at the other ones but, I don't know as much about the other schools as I do NC State but they're definitely at the top right now."
Todd had talked of a possible early commitment several weeks ago and if everything goes according to plan, he'd still like to have recruiting out of the way in the very near future.
"We're still talking about trying to make an early decision so we can kind of get it out of the way so we can go on with the football season," he said. "I don't really have a time frame right now though."
Todd has set one official visit so far and that will be at NC State during the weekend of Oct. 23 when the Pack takes on the Miami Hurricanes.