Johns Recaps Recent Visit

Washington (DC) Gonzaga College quarterback Nick Johns recaps his recent visit to NC State and updates his recruitment.

Almost immediately after learning he had an offer from NC State Washington (DC) Gonzaga College quarterback Nick Johns scheduled and took a visit to the school.
That offer went out three weeks ago. In part it resulted from his relationship with George Barlow, previously a coach at Vanderbilt and now on the NCSU staff.
When Barlow took the cornerbacks job on Dave Doeren's staff he also brought some mental notes on Johns.

"Before Coach Barlow got there I didn't have much contact with them. I wasn't expecting an offer," said Johns.
The offer immediately struck Johns as one that he wanted to look more into. Just a week after that offer Johns visited State and North Carolina with his father.
He toured the Pack's facilities and the campus of the school. He saw everything from classrooms to team meeting rooms and now he knows much more about the Wolfpack than he did before visiting.
"I always knew NC State was a good school. I knew it was a solid program with a great fan base. That was my first time ever down there. I just wanted to get an idea of what everything looked like. I got to know the Wolfpack a little better."
He did just that. Barlow was one of the coaches with Johns and his father for the duration of their trip and he accompanied them just about everywhere they went.

But Doeren and offensive coordinator Matt Canada were there as well. Quarterbacks tend to be important recruits and it seems like the coaches are all on board in recruiting Johns.
"They said it's a pro style offense with a little bit of spread which I think fits me. They also told me they want to take two quarterbacks in my class."
That could be something to keep an eye on as it relates to the recruiting of Johns. As a comparison, Virginia's coaches have told Johns they are only going to take one quarterback and he said that's something that's important to him.

That's even more important because Virginia was the first school that offered. Maryland was the second and he has been to both places.
Johns actually played three games at Maryland last season.
"I did that and I went up to their basketball game against Syracuse. I went to their football game against Syracuse. I went up there quite a bit."
Johns said he doesn't mind getting away from home because getting on the field early is by far the biggest consideration.
He has a good relationship with Virginia offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild, who told Johns that if he commits to the Cavaliers then they would stop recruiting all of their other quarterback targets.

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