NC State's quarterback search for the class of 2007 has certainly been a nationwide affair. From Wes Carroll in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Logan Gray in Columbia, Missouri, the Wolfpack and specifically, offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, have been all over the map during the May evaluation period. On Tuesday, Trestman made the trek to Adrian, Michigan to check in on one of the midwest's top signal-callers in quarterback Steven Threet.
Last season, Threet (6-6, 230 pounds) threw for close to 1,600 yards and 20 touchdowns en route to all-conference and all-county honors. He helped lead his team to an 8-1 record and a conference championship before bowing out in the state playoffs.
Because of his tremendous frame, football savvy and strong arm, Threet has become one of the nation's hottest quarterback prospects during the month of May. He's already earned offers from Illinois, Indiana, NC State, Miami (Ohio), Central Michigan, Georgia Tech and Stanford. The rising senior has also watched as a plethora of schools have made their way to Adrian to check in on him including Toledo, Central Michigan, Miami (Ohio), Indiana, Illinois, Boston College, Tennessee, Michigan State, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Iowa, Wisconsin and Bowling Green.
In year's past, NC State has typically limited their recruiting territory to the east coast and southeast. However, they've expanded that search nationwide, especially when targeting quarterbacks. Threet talked with Pack Pride about exactly how State became involved with him.
"Well, we sent them some film earlier this year," said Threet. "I got my coach to email coach Trestman to see if he had a chance to look at it. He said he had seen me at one of the combines and ended up taking a closer look at the film. That pretty much was what led to them offering."
Threet has also had a chance to speak with Trestman by phone and it appears the conversation made an impression on the talented quarterback.
"Actually, coach Trestman is coming by the school [on Tuesday]," he said. "I really liked him and you can tell he definitely knows what he's doing. He's worked with some of the best QB's in the NFL and he has a tremendous track record."
With interest coming from every direction, Threet says he hasn't begun the process of narrowing down his list of schools just yet.
"No, I don't really have any favorites right now," said Threet. "I'm just taking it all in and trying to get a feeling for the interest from all the new schools coming in."
When Threet does begin to whittle his list down, the Wolfpack appears to have put them in a solid position to make the cut.
"They play in one of the best conferences, if not the best conference, in the nation," he said. "Coach Trestman is a veteran guy that certainly knows what he's doing with quarterbacks, and coach Amato brought that winning mentality with him from Florida State. Me and my dad and maybe some of my other family members are planning to come down to State this summer and check out the campus and facilities and see what it's all about. I've been to Raleigh before but not specifically to see NC State."
Threet says he plans to make a decision before the start of his senior season.