Q&A: Quarterback Brent Schaeffer

The importance of Brent Schaeffer to NC State became apparent two weeks ago when the Wolfpack decided to not extend a firm offer to Joe Joe Brown, who was ready to commit, and instead take their chances with the Deerfield Beach (Fl) star.

The importance of Brent Schaeffer to NC State became apparent two weeks ago when the Wolfpack decided to not extend a firm offer to Joe Joe Brown, who was ready to commit, and instead take their chances with the Deerfield Beach star.

He now has NC State's lone scholarship offer at quarterback, and the Wolfpack will host Brent this weekend for his final official visit. Here's the latest on the Florida signal-caller!

StateFans: How did you do on the season?

Brent Schaeffer: "I did good. I finished with like 3,150 passing yards with 33 touchdowns."

SF: Have you played in any All-Star games and how did you do in those?

Brent: "I played in the Florida vs. California and Broward vs. Dade games. I played pretty good."

SF: So, how many scholarship offers do you have now?

Brent: "I got like fifty now, but that's from my junior year mainly though."

SF: Have you narrowed things down any?

Brent: "Yea... I go on my last official visit this weekend to NC State."

SF: What do you like about NC State and what do you expect to see on this visit?

Brent: "Well, I know I'm going to see a lot of South Florida guys and I like their offense. Another thing is they said they are only recruiting me, only want me at quarterback and I'm their #1 guy. I like that."

SF: Outside of NC State, who else are you looking at?

Brent: "Tennessee, Auburn, Kansas State, and South Florida."

SF: Are you leaning to any teams right now?

Brent: "Probably Tennessee, Auburn, and N.C. State."

SF: What do you think separates those three from the other two schools?

Brent: "Having been to Tennessee and Auburn, I like the atmosphere at the school and coaches. The people in the cities are nice and both schools have good tradition. With NC State, they have a real good situation right now at quarterback so I have to see when I go up there how it is."

SF: Which team do you feel you've had the best official visit to thus far and why?

Brent: "Probably Auburn. Because I felt like if I didn't play football that's somewhere I could go."

SF: Which head coaches have stood out to you and why?

Brent: "Coach Fulmer at Tennessee, Coach Leavitt at South Florida, and I like Coach Amato at NC State too. They are all enthusiastic coaches and have good relationships with their players."

SF: Are you fully qualified?

Brent: "Oh yea, I have a 3.3 GPA and my test score is good."

SF: What do you think maybe the deciding factor in your decision?

Brent: "Whatever my gut feeling tells me is where I will go."

SF: Do you have any timeframe for a decision?

Brent: "No, I'll decide after the NC State visit at some point."

Deerfield Beach Quarterback Brent Schaeffer (Sun-Sentinel)


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