Virginia Beach (VA) Ocean Lakes quarterback Tyler DeSue may have just finished his sophomore year of high school but he is already considered to be one of the east coast’s best signal-callers for the class of 2018.
Measured at 6-1, 182 pounds recently at NC State, DeSue already owned an offer from the Wolfpack but made the trip to Raleigh a little over a week ago to work out in front of Pack offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz. He had an opportunity to take in the campus and facilities and left with a favorable impression of what State has to offer.
“My impressions of NC State are very high,” DeSue told Pack Pride. “They came by the school and they seemed very, very interested in me. They told me to come out to camp and the campus is beautiful. For me, just getting to work out, it was great. It’s a great school.”
DeSue said he enjoyed working out at State and was impressed with the Pack’s new OC.
“Camp was great for me and I did really well. I had coach Drinkwitz working out with me so that helped a lot too. Coach Drink is definitely a fun coach but he knows how to get the job done. He knows when to work and when to joke around. He really looks at the small things to work on and just get stuff right.”
In addition to NC State, DeSue has picked up early offers from Virginia, West Virginia and Miami. He said he feels like Virginia Tech and UNC could be the next two to offer. DeSue worked out at UNC after his stop at NC State and plans to camp at Virginia Tech and West Virginia in the coming months.
So did DeSue follow anyone in particular when he was growing up?
“Actually when I was a little kid I liked NC State. I didn’t really understand football yet but I liked the colors. I’ve always been kind of a big ACC guy and a couple schools in the SEC but really anywhere- it just has to fit me.”
Still very early in the recruiting process, DeSue said he is in no rush to make a decision. Instead, he’ll be evaluating the colleges showing interest and then make his commitment sometime down the road.
“I definitely plan to take everything in and go everywhere I can but I probably won’t commit until after my junior year or right before my senior year.”