Beck Visits NC State This Weekend

NC State targeted several big-time quarterbacks last season, and in the end inked local star Daniel Evans from Broughton High School. This year the Wolfpack has already made Clearwater (FL) Countryside standout <B>Harrison Beck </b>a major priority, and other schools across the country are doing so as well.

NC State targeted several high-major quarterbacks last season, and in the end inked local star Daniel Evans from Broughton. This year the Wolfpack has already made Clearwater (FL) Countryside standout Harrison Beck a major priority, and other schools across the country are doing so as well.

"I have offers from Maryland, Purdue, Arizona, Nebraska, Virginia, and NC State," Harrison told StateFans. "LSU is definitely interested and I'm receiving hand-written letters from schools like Florida too so recruiting's going pretty good for me."

Countryside uses a sophisticated pro-style offense that is centered around a strong passing game, and Harrison has thrived in it the past two years. On the next level he hopes to play in a similar system.

"Well the offense Nebraska is putting in we run here, and we run a lot of what N.C. State does too. I want to go to a school that's going to throw the ball and where I can grow as a player and person."

NC State's Jay Davis will be busy this spring trying to win the Wolfpack's starting quarterback job, hoping to replace Philip Rivers. Jay's father, John Davis, was his coach in high school at Clearwater (FL) Catholic and now teaches the same fundamentals to Beck at Countryside.

"He has taught me so much," Harrison said. "I played as a freshman in North Carolina so when we moved down here I began to learn from Coach Davis. He really preached footwork, foot drills, reading defenses, pre-snap reads, post-reads... all of that stuff. He's taught me everything I know and has been a big influence on me."

"I know Jay too, and he comes down all the time. He's from the Wolfpack so you know he's going to talk about how good they are, and he's helped by showing me the drills they are doing. Since our offense is so similar he tries to give tips so I can better my game."

Over the next few months Beck hopes to focus more on the recruiting process, and he has already taken an unofficial visit to one of his favorites, tripping to Nebraska two weeks ago.

"That visit was awesome. They have a great coaching staff and I liked all of them. They had great facilities... it was just a really good visit."

This weekend Harrison heads to Raleigh, where he will visit NC State before possibly checking out another ACC program.

"I'm heading to NC State this weekend, and I might stop by Virginia too. I saw NC State practice at Jacksonville when they were at the Gator Bowl and this past year at their bowl game. I want to meet all the coaches and see what they are like. I'm going to check out what they are trying to do with the offense and how I can fit into their system. My big question is going to be if I get hurt, would I still want to be at that college. That's what will be important to me."

Don't expect a quick decision from Beck, as he admits even he's not sure of when he will decide.

"I don't really have any favorites right now, and I'm not too sure about a decision time. It could be after the season, but probably before the season. I'm just not real sure about that either."


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