Pack Pride breaks down NC State's signees at the Quarterback position for the class of 2012.
Peter Thomas...6-5, 220 pounds...transfer from Colorado State
Notes...offered out of high school after being evaluated by Wolfpack offensive coordinator Dana Bible, will arrive this summer and redshirt in 2012
Strengths...already played in division one setting, great size, familiar with offense somewhat similar to NC State's, moves well
Weaknesses....only needs time to learn NC State offense, doesn't have cannon
Impact in 2012....will redshirt
Manny Stocker...6-3, 200 pounds...Coatesville (PA) Area SHS
Notes...already enrolled at NC State, evaluated and offered at camp last summer
Strengths...great knowledge of the game, above average athleticism, ability to extend plays
Weaknesses....needs to continue to add strength and size, needs to improve arm strength, adjust to division one football
Impact in 2012...will likely redshirt
Did the Pack meet their needs based on sheer numbers and landing primary targets: A
The Pack missed on: None (Note- Pack Pride considered James Summers as an athlete)
How many may the Pack target for the class of 2013 and major target: 1 (Connor Mitch)
Scouting Report (NC State recruiting coordinator Jerry Petercuskie)
"Both of them have great intangibles, leadership qualities. You can just tell that they're purposeful. It means a lot to them. Obviously Thomas is a much older kid. He's been in the fray and he's done a great job. You can look at certain stats or whatever but he wasn't driving a Cadillac there (at Colorado State), either. Both kids bring that (intangibles) to the table and both are skillful. They can make the throws but obviously they're a little bit different. Thomas is a big, physical guy and Stocker is more of a leaner, faster type of athlete."
"I think both of them can extend plays but Stocker has more of an ability to create also. When Dana met with him (at camp), he was very aware of the game. That was a big thing. Then also was his physical skills. He can run it. He can throw it. You put those three things together and he became a guy that we really wanted to go after."
2012 Class Analysis: Quarterbacks
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