QB Jacob Charest making visits

InsideTheVille.com checks in with North Carolina quarterback prospect Jacob Charest and learned that the 6'3, 190-pounder plans to visit a number of schools during the spring and summer months...

Matthews, North Carolina will be one of the most visited locales for college football coaches during this recruiting season, with Butler High School home to a number of the region's top Division I prospects. Among the talented group is quarterback Jacob Charest.

"It's going great," Charest said of the early recruiting attention. "It's exciting and it's a real good feeling to know that people want you come play football for them."

Two schools stepped up early in the recruiting process to express their strong interest in having the 6-foot-3, 190-pounder play football for them by extending scholarship offers.

"N.C. State and Louisville have offered so far," he said. "My coach told me that Vanderbilt had offered, but they haven't yet, but he did say that they probably will pretty soon."

While the Cardinals and Wolfpack have already made their interest known, a number of schools are sure to follow, as Charest prepares for his final year of high school football.

"I'm getting letters everyday from school's like Wake Forest, Virginia and South Carolina," said Charest, adding that the trio could be among the next to offer. "I'm hoping that Wake Forest and Virginia offer soon and I think South Carolina is going to as well."

Still very early in his college selection process, Charest doesn't claim a current favorite and is in no rush to decide.

"I don't really have a favorite right now," he explained. "I want to play out my season and see who else comes along and what opportunities I have. I do know that I want to go to a really good school, like a Wake Forest or a Vandy."

Charest plans to getting a better look at some of those expressing interest during the coming weeks and months by attending camps and junior days.

"I haven't decided what camps I'm going to go to yet, but I definitely want to go to a couple," Charest told InsideTheVille.com. "I'm going to go to a couple junior days soon. This weekend I'm going to South Carolina and then on Sunday I am going to North Carolina for their junior day and the game against Duke."

"I'd like to go to Steve Spurrier's camp and a couple others," he continued. "I would like to go to a couple others further away, like Auburn or Louisville, but that would be a tough trip to do."

N.C. State and Virginia Tech are also among the schools that are being considered for unofficial visits during the coming months.

Charest, who will be a three-year starter this fall, threw for 2,485 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior, earning All-County honors.

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