Matt McKay thinks a lot about NC State. He's a local and he has an offer from the coaches. They have succeeded at their mission of making sure McKay knows he could be one of the linchpins of their 2017 recruiting class.
Not only that but McKay is a full blown believer in what the coaches are telling him. He does not have one favorite that's the runaway school of choice but as a quarterback one of the most serious considerations is whether the offense will suit him. McKay believes that it does.
McKay (6-3, 170) is known as a quarterback that can run the spread offense. He is just as effective running the ball as he is when he airs it out. His 2,400 passing yards and 29 touchdowns are evidence that he is. He wants coaches to know that he's every bit as strong as a passer and NC State's coaches like what he could become.
The offer from Matt Canada came about a month ago. Although the NC State coaches knew about McKay for a long time before that they only started to speak with McKay on a regular basis a couple of weeks before they offered.
"Since the offer everything's been going good with them. Everything's good on that. They stay in contact with me and communication's going well. I talk to Coach Canada and he talks to me about different things. About football and other stuff."
When most people in the football recruiting world talk about McKay they focus on his dual threat ability. When Canada talks to McKay he stresses that he's impressed with a lot more than that. Being able to make the throw and run a nice forty are important. Those things are necessary. Canada tells McKay that he likes the way he sees the field and his sense for the game.
"He likes my mind. He likes what I can do on the board and what I recognize as its happening. He said I'm a very impressive player and he does like that I can do things with my arm and my feet. I know that they throw and pass with their quarterbacks so I feel like it could be a good fit."
McKay visited North Carolina for a game this year and he said the Tar Heels are recruiting him too. They have not offered. NC State and Wake Forest have. Other than UNC the only other school McKay has been to this year is State.
"I've been there for two games and I also went up there just to visit."
He said he knows one of the players that will walk on for NC State next year but doesn't know many of the other players that are on the team right now.