Southern Durham wide receiver Maurice Trowell always knew where he wanted to play his college ball. Largely overlooked on the recruiting trail through much of the spring, Trowell saved his best work for NC State's camp and that effort landed him an offer from his dream school.
Trowell didn't commit to NCSU expecting play two or three years down the road. He's expecting to make an impact right away.
Without promising anything the coaching staff is selling a message that includes the opportunity to compete for early playing time.
Trowell believes he has the ability to earn some early time. The 6-1, 175-pound wide out gave serious consideration to East Carolina, Appalachian State and Old Dominion before reaching the conclusion that NC State is where he wants to be.
"I was at their camp and they offered me that day. The next day I went and I toured the school and I really liked it. They had a good major for me and great coaches."
Sports management is what Trowell wants to study in college so athletics will be a big part of his future on and off the field.
Even before the camp and visit Trowell had a pretty good idea of where he wanted to end up.
"I kinda knew going in. I was going to wait but I thought why not? It's a great school and I like the coaches. Coach Kitchings is just a great all around coach and I always had great conversations with him," he said.
Kitchings drove home the point that Trowell could be called upon early to make a contribution.
"They have a spread or they do spread sometimes. I'm really good in the spread so that works out pretty good for me. It's a possibility that I could come in and start," Trowell said.