PA QB Has NC State on his list

The Lions News has an update on QB prospect Bishop McDevitt. He was offered by NC State last September. This is one to keep your eye on.

Bishop McDevitt had a rough season last year, but that hasn't deterred the number of Division I coaching staffs going hard after Marcus Stone.

"We didn't have a good year," Bishop McDevitt Head Coach Jeff Weachter said. "We had a lot of injuries. We were only 2-8 after going 9-1 the year before and being 8th in the state. At one point, we were down 10 starters. Every game was close, but it just didn't happen for us.

"Marcus threw for around 1,500 yards as a junior. He had roughly 15 touchdowns and probably 10 or 11 interceptions. We didn't have quite the receiving corps that we had the year before. As a sophomore, he threw for 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns with only 5 interceptions.

"He's a prototypical pocket passer. Marcus can do it all, including throwing on the run.

"He's working with a speed trainer now and they think he's going to be [a lot faster] by time the season rolls around. He's a freak athlete. He was probably our 2nd or 3rd strongest kid last year. He put up 360 on the bench. He's a physical specimen. He can throw the ball 45 yards on a line and he can probably throw it 70, 75 yards in the air. He's a drop-back passer, but we run a little bit of option and he runs that pretty well. If he wasn't a quarterback, he'd be a Division I linebacker."

Marcus already has close to 10 scholarship offers.

"He has quite a few so far. NC State offered him last September going into his junior year."

Pitt, Iowa, Arizona, Colorado and Maryland are some schools that have offered Stone. Penn State has told Coach Weachter that they will offer.

"He just has to go up because he missed the junior day and they wanted to do it in person. We're going up the week after Easter and they're going to offer him.

"There are also a number of others that say they're going to offer. He's heard from Michigan, Tennessee, Michigan State and a lot of other schools."

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