Laurinburg (NC) Scotland County quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe talks about a recent visit to NC State.
was a perfect opportunity for Jaylend Ratliffe and he didn't
up. The Scotland County quarterback has offers from both NC
State and UNC and he watched the two programs go head to
head in person a little over a week ago.
had previously visited Carter-Finley for the Pack's game
Syracuse and unfortunately for NC State both of Ratliffe's
been losses this year.
didn't have a rooting interest in this particular contest
NC State and North Carolina are schools he likes.
was a great atmosphere man. I loved it to be honest. I
being around a lot of people at big games. I really like
was really watching the offense, watching both offenses. I
they both played good. It was great because the game was
is a dual-threat that can legitimately beat a defense with
arm or his legs and he appreciates the fact that both teams
he saw employ offenses that would suit him well and
make use of all
his good attributes.
kind of looked like Carolina's offense is faster but NC
running the no huddle. I like both offenses. Both offenses
quarterback running, Carolina with (Marquise) Williams and
too. State's offense is built around the QB."
that every school is on equal footing Ratliffe declined to
program at the top of his list but the schools that have
NCSU, UNC, Georgia Tech – do have special appeal.
addition to the offense at State, which he found to his
Ratliffe feels good about the future of the program because
talked to Coach Doeren when they were warming up and he just
was glad to see me. I know Coach White pretty well. They're
coaching staff it seems like at least. That's what I like
They're laid back. They want me but at the same time they
want me to
make the best decision for me whatever it is."