Ever since last year college coaches from South Carolina, surrounding states and even other places have known about 2017 signal-caller Jay Urich. When you produce the way Urich did last year that's what happens.
NC State's coaches are just one of the staffs that has decided to get to know Urich (6-4, 185) on a more personal level. They like his film and they like his run-pass combination more than anything.
Urich has been to games at South Carolina, North Carolina and East Carolina so his travel schedule has been more ambitious than some with his willingness to get outside his home state. It's been a regional plan so far and Urich said he might try to return to South Carolina before the end of the year. NC State is the last school Urich visited.
"They haven't offered yet but they are very interested. I talked to them about it when I was at the game and I know they're very interested. They're going to come to my school I think in December to watch me throw or something."
Wren High School is where you will find Urich these days and that's where NC State's coaches and coaches from other schools will go to see him. They will pay the school visits through the end of next year and into the evaluation period after signing day.
The game that Urich mentioned was NC State's last game against Clemson. He decided to visit because it wasn't a bad drive and he knew the coaches were interested. An interesting but secondary fact is that the game featured one of the schools that Urich knows well. Clemson is an in state school for him after all.
"It was a great game overall. The fans were crazy and very loud. It was a good atmosphere. They played really well and I really liked the whole experience. I think I could fit pretty well in the offense. I can pass it but also if I need to escape and make some plays by running then I think I can do that. I think Jacoby (Brissett) did a really good job of that when he escaped some defensive linemen in the pocket.
"I was mostly talking to Coach Kitchings and Coach Canada. I know Coach Canada really likes me on film and overall. He really likes me and thinks I would be a great fit for his offense. He liked everything and he's waiting to come down to see me throw. That's really the only thing he's waiting on. The school was good. I didn't really get a chance to see the school like the academic part but I did get to see a big part of the football stuff with the fans and the tailgating and that was a big part of it."
Urich said one or two coaches from NC State have already visited his school a lot of different times whenever they have been allowed to travel and stop in at high schools.