Avery McCall wants the opportunity to be NC State’s second quarterback commitment in the 2016 class. That doesn’t mean he would jump at the offer but it’s at least an offer he wants.
McCall has responded well every time the NC State coaches have asked him to visit. He was at the Junior Day in early February and Michael Clark spoke with McCall at length about that trip. McCall did not come out of that Junior Day with an offer from the Wolfpack but his interest in the program was not diminished because of that. Instead it seems as though he likes NC State as much as ever.
McCall told Clark weeks ago that NC State and North Carolina are the schools that would probably make the cut whenever he decided to trim his list and narrow his focus. NC State has not offered him but his relationship with North Carolina is tougher to define. There were multiple reports last year that North Carolina had offered but now that's not so clear.
He did not make it to North Carolina as he had planned to recently. He did say that their QBs coach Keith Heckendorf talks to him from time to time. He has not visited but wants to. He has been to NC State though. There is an air of uncertainty when it comes to North Carolina since he has not been there. But with NC State there are no such questions.
“I like it up there at North Carolina State. I could see myself there. I was there a couple of weeks ago for the Junior Day and I had been there before last year for a football game. I really enjoy myself up there. I’m talking to Coach Kitchings a lot. We have a good bond. It was really just a Junior Day. They just took us around on a bus tour. There were two buses to ride on and go around campus. We saw the campus. We saw the field house. They were just taking us around and showing us everything. I liked it.”
Sometimes McCall is not the most outspoken person when it comes to his innermost thoughts about a school. Either that or he has not formed solid opinions as he waits for more offers to come in. Sometimes he opens up though. He told Phil Kornblut of GoUpstate.com last month that NC State was his favorite school. He seems convinced that NC State is a school that he wants to continue hearing from and an offer would probably go a long way. He does not seem bothered by Dylan Parham’s commitment.
McCall said he likes the offense at NC State as well as the offense at North Carolina. Even though he did not visit UNC recently as he expected he said UNC’s QB coach has watched him throw and has told him he is one of a number of quarterback recruits he likes.
McCall said he hopes to also visit East Carolina and he wants to return to NC State until he gets an answer one way or another on the offer. McCall (6-0, 200) might be from Dillon, SC but he could end up playing somewhere in North Carolina.
“I like that NC State is only like an hour and a half away. Distance wouldn’t be a problem.”
McCall will try to lead Dillon to a third straight state championship as a senior. He only threw two interceptions last year.