Myles McKee may be an off the radar name for some but the new State staff wants to bring him in for a visit.
Once the quarterback of Roberson High School in Asheville, more recently McKee has been out at Sierra Community College in California. He threw for 2,266 yards and 29 touchdowns this year, and he has attracted the attention of several colleges from across the country along the way.
NC State, Western Kentucky, Houston, South Florida, SMU, Duke and Penn State have all been talking to McKee or his coach, and it appears NC State is the school showing more interest than anyone else.
"I would probably have to lean towards North Carolina State," McKee said. "They're showing the most interest. They're bringing Nick Marshall up on a visit this weekend, and it's a tough situation. He played corner in high school and then transferred over to quarterback.
"I'm not exactly sure what they're going to do, but they want to have me up the following week. I think it could be a mid-week visit, I'm not sure right now."
Houston's coaches visited McKee and went over his transcripts so the Cougars are also very interested in the 6'2, 200-pound quarterback. In early December he took an unofficial visit to Tennessee, another school that had communicated with him.
While McKee thinks of himself as a drop-back passer he has run the 40 in 4.6 seconds and has the kind of mobility the new NC State staff is looking for in a quarterback.
"I'm fine with a spread," he said. "I'd be real comfortable in it... I'm a 4.6, 4.7 guy. We just played the pro style at Sierra, and it's hard to really show your mobility in that type of offense."
After leaving high school in North Carolina, McKee spent a year at Fork Union. He then was a walk-on at Tennessee for a year before going to Sierra.
He now has two years left to play two seasons, but the good news for him is he has already received his associate's degree from Sierra Comm. College. He is now back at home and is available to enroll at the college of his choice for spring practice.
"Right now I'm just waiting, figuring it all out," he said. "I'm available to enroll in the spring, but I'm just trying to figure out where that's going to be.
"I've been talking the most with the coaches from NC State, Houston, coach Taggart at South Florida, and coach Larry Johnson at Penn State."