StateFans Player Profile: QB Marcus Stone

StateFans takes a look at NC State Quarterback Marcus Stone.

Marcus Stone

Redshirt-Freshman Quarterback

No. 9

6-4, 230 pounds

Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt HS

2003 stats

Marcus redshirted the season.

Awards

NONE

High School Accolades

- #3 Dual-Threat Quarterback in the nation per Rivals.com

- #9 Quarterback in the nation per PrepStar

- Parade All-American

- PrepStar All-American

- SuperPrep All-American

- Gatorade State Player of the Year

Recruited By:

Wolfack Quarterbacks Coach Curt Cignetti

2004 Outlook

With the departure of Philip Rivers most fans hope that Marcus can step into the role of starting quarterback at NC State, a position he's been groomed for since arriving on campus. Blessed with outstanding natural athleticism and a cannon for an arm, Stone just needs experience playing quarterback on the college level. Winning the starting job won't be easy, as redshirt-junior Jay Davis also hopes to be the 2004 leader of the Wolfpack. Both QBs will have an impressive array of offensive weapons at their disposal given NC State's talent at running back, wide receiver, tight end, and across the offensive line.

Recognition potential

Lacking experience, Marcus would need to have a major year to contend for conference honors, assuming he does win the starting job. ACC Rookie of the Year could be the award Stone just might be able to attain, and if he does then look for NC State to have a successful season.

Photos Courtesy of Gene Galin at accfootballphotos.com


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