Pack Evaluating Southern QB

NC State is keeping an eye on Southern Durham (NC) quarterback Dorian Belcher. Pack Pride has the latest on his recruitment.

Chances are you probably haven't heard too much about Dorian Belcher yet.

That might even be true of most folks that follow recruiting pretty closely in the Triangle area. Even though Belcher calls Southern Durham High School home, he hasn't burst onto the recruiting scene with a lot of publicity yet.

Belcher is hoping to change that this summer and in the fall during his senior season.

The 6-foot, 195-pound quarterback absolutely has the athleticism to play college football. The biggest question right now is what position he would play if he gets the opportunity. Right now it looks like NC State and some other schools may be willing to give him a look at quarterback, but there will be doubters that say he might end up at another spot on the field.

That's to be decided later. For now Belcher is just trying to get his name out there as much as possible.

He was at NC State for a spring practice and then the spring game shortly thereafter so it's pretty safe to assume the Pack is right in the mix.

"The practice was really good. It was a high tempo, intense practice," Belcher told Pack Pride. "The spring game was real good too. They've got a lot of talent out there. They've got good coaches and they're intense about what they're doing."

Belcher wasn't able to speak with the coaches while in Raleigh for the spring practice but he was in touch with one of the assistant coaches at the practice.

"I think I talked to the recruiting coach for my area," he said. "He just asked how I was doing and stuff like that. I'm pretty interested in NC State. It's a good school."

Belcher said he has also visited North Carolina and ECU. Right now most schools have spoken to him about playing quarterback. He gave Pack Pride a rough assessment of his game behind center.

"With me, I've got to work on my mechanics more," he admitted. "Right now I'm getting better at reading defenses and making audibles out of plays. I'm good at running and I'm good at throwing on the run. I can move around in the pocket and I have good presence. I can make plays."

Belcher said his best 40-yard dash time is 4.54 seconds.


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