Greco: "It's the Best Place for Me"

After attending NC State's last camp in mid-July, Fort Lauderdale (Fl.) Cardinal Gibbons quarterback Mike Greco earned the offer he was looking for.

NC State had been one of his favorites since the beginning of his recruitment and when they offered a scholarship it didn't take long for him to decide.

"I'm glad I went ahead and committed to NC State," Mike Greco told Pack Pride. "I knew that was where I wanted to go so I didn't see any reason in waiting. It's the best place for me."

Greco chose the Wolfpack over offers from Auburn, Iowa, Rutgers, and Boston College among others. He expected to earn several more with a strong senior season, but chose to end his recruitment now and commit to NC State.

"When I called the coaches to let them know they were happy about it," he said. "They are excited about it, and I think they want me to come in and help out at quarterback."

Greco felt that his head coach, Mike Morrill, was influential in his decision. Morrill believes that NC State's offense can best utilize Greco's immense athletic abilities and allow him to prosper at the next level.

"He helped me out and wanted me to make the decision," he said. "He really helped me out with the process, and he felt it was a great fit for me. I just took his word, my dad's word, and went with what I thought was the best thing to do."

Greco's familiar with several top south Florida talents, including former All-American running back Bobby Washington who starred at Miami (Fl.) Killian High School. Washington originally signed with Miami in February but after being released from his letter-of-intent by the Hurricanes he is now in Raleigh seeking admission to NC State.

"Yea, I've heard about that and it's exciting," he said. "I've seen Bobby play and he's good... real good. I think he'll be there playing for them so it would be cool to play with a back like Washington."

Mike had previously mentioned taking official visits to Miami, Florida State, and Georgia, but has since stated that he will only visit NC State.

"I'm solid to NC State. I just want to take my official visit to them and that will be it."

Pack Pride will have more on Greco in the near future, including exclusive video highlights so stay tuned!

TheInsiders.com Scouting Report: "Perhaps the most interesting prospect in the entire state to evaluate, Greco has the frame you like in a quarterback. He's tall enough to see downfield in every offensive system and has a fairly quick release to avoid pressure. However, from an athletic standpoint, Greco goes off the charts. He was timed at sub 4.4/40 at two separate camps that I saw him at this spring, he has a 34-inch vertical jump, and has blazing quickness as his shuttle time has been as low as 3.90. Athletically, you couldn't ask for a whole lot more. His arm is strong enough. Physically, everything is there if you're looking at a quarterback prospect.

Now comes the tough part. Greco plays in an offense that doesn't throw the ball a whole lot. Even when he did throw it, he only completed 40-percent of his passes and had a 1-3 TD-INT ratio last season. I watched him throw next to some of the state's top quarterbacks at a couple camps and he looked very solid. One receiver at one of those camps said Greco threw the best ball. Because so much of today's college game for a quarterback is being accurate and just getting the ball into the hands of your playmakers, you hesitate to rank Greco as high as his physical numbers might indicate.

Sure, he could play WR or DB at the next level but he's never played those positions before and has no interest in doing that. He'll be a college quarterback. He could thrive in the right system. His development over the next several months will be really fun to watch." -- Recruiting Analyst Mike Bakas


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