Crompton: "I Thought It Was a Great Game"

Tuscola (NC) Junior Quarterback Jonathan Crompton visited NC State unofficially this weekend for the Wolfpack's 51-37 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers. <P> The win impressed the state's top junior quarterback.

"I thought it was a great game," Jonathan Crompton told StateFans. "I loved the environment. I thought it was better then some games I've been to, I'm not going to say which schools, but the student section was loud and it would be a great atmosphere to play in."

The game wasn't the only aspect of his visit that stood out for Jon. Other aspects of the Wolfpack program were appealing as well.

"I love Coach Cignetti, the quarterbacks coach... he's fun to be around. The facilities are great and you can't get much better then them in the whole country. The offense is great and it's perfect if you are a throwing quarterback. They are also recruiting the best in the nation... and getting them."

Crompton has passed for over 1,200 yards, 10 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions in his first season at Tuscola. He's led the Mountaineers to a 9-1 record and a #7 seed in the state 3AA playoffs. This Friday's first matchup is against a team he's unfamiliar with.

"We played High Point Central in the first round this week. I don't know anything about them, and I guess that's the first thing we are going to do tomorrow."

On the recruiting front, Jon's mainly looking at four programs, with three already extending written scholarships.

"I'm looking at NC State, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Those are the main ones I'm looking at. Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia have offered me a scholarship. NC State hasn't yet, but I'm pretty sure they will."

Among many factors, the ability to win at the next level is critical to Crompton, and very critical at that.

"If I get a chance to compete then I have no doubt I can do it, but I want to go somewhere I can win and be successful. That's very important."

As far as a timeframe on a commitment? Well there really isn't one, with Jon leaving it wide open at this point.

"I'm going to commit whenever it feels right."

Here's a breakdown on what Jonathan Crompton likes about each of his favorites:

Tennessee- "Everything... the football tradition there. Playing in front of 108,000 people, who wouldn't like it?"

North Carolina- "I love the coaches... I love the coaching staff."

Virginia- "I love the offense, the coaching staff is good, the facilities, and everything."

N.C. State- "The offense is suited for a quarterback who throws the ball, the coaches are great to be around, and they have a winning tradition."

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