QB Mike Glennon will graduate after this season which means NC State will enter 2013 with just two scholarship quarterbacks. Recruiting the position has taken on huge significance for the Wolfpack coaching staff and they've honed in on Winter Park (FL) star Asiantii Woulard.
Woulard's stock took off earlier this year when he put in a tremendous performance at the Elite 11 camp, an event that showcases the nation's top quarterbacks. He came away with MVP honors and has also landed a spot in the US Army All-American Bowl.
At 6-4, 200 pounds, Woulard is a dual-threat QB with a strong arm and the skills to beat you with his feet. He has an uncanny ability to keep plays alive when the pocket breaks down and shows that he can improvise on the run.
Woulard committed to South Florida earlier this year but then decommitted only to recommit in June. However, State jumped in the mix earlier in the fall and were able to sway him to make an official visit to Raleigh this past weekend. It wasn't the best of situations however, as Woulard broke his ankle just hours before leaving for NC State.
"In our football game Friday, a guy fell on it the wrong way," said Woulard. "It happened in the first quarter. We finished the season at 4-6."
Despite the injury, Woulard followed through on the trip and he said it couldn't have gone better.
"I loved everything about it, everything. I felt like they're really passionate about their players not just as athletes but as people and I think they actually want me there and I wouldn't mind being there."
One of the things that jumped out at Woulard was the game day atmosphere. He was impressed with the fan loyalty and excitement in Carter-Finley Stadium.
"I loved it. I loved it. I absolutely loved it. The fans, they just seemed so loyal to the team no matter what. They fill up the stadium just about every single game so that's always good. They were even chanting my name before the game. I didn't even realize they knew I was there."
Rated a four-star prospect and the No. 14 quarterback in the nation by Scout.com, Woulard says he will follow through on previous plans to officially visit South Florida. He plans to make a final decision after that trip.