Trestman Visits Threet

Standout Adrian (MI) quarterback Steven Threet has been busy this week, hosting several coaches.

"I had five schools come by on Tuesday, one on Wednesday, and one more today," Steven Threet told Pack Pride. "Coach Trestman from NC State, head coach Montgomery from Miami of Ohio, coach Zook from Illinois, coach Ricumstrict from Indiana, and coach Nix from Georgia Tech were at my school on Tuesday.

"Yesterday Wisconsin's offensive coordinator, [coach Chryst], and today Kentucky's quarterbacks coach, [coach Sanders], came by my school. It has been busy, but I like the interest I've been receiving. All of those schools are interested in me, and I now have seven offers."

Last season, Threet passed 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.

Standing 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds, he is your prototypical drop-back passer prospect. He has a great frame, a strong arm, and very good football instincts. He has already garnered scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, NC State, Indiana, Illinois, Stanford, Miami (OH), and Central Michigan. More are certainly expected to come his way, and he is taking it all in stride.

"They all seem like good coaches and someone I can get along with," Threet said. "I'm open right now, and I can't even name a top five."

One program not listed by Threet is his childhood favorite, Michigan. The Wolverines landed an early verbal commitment from five-star quarterback prospect Ryan Mallett, and currently have not decided to pursue another quarterback in the class of 2007.

"Right now Michigan has a commitment from a quarterback out of Texas," Threet said. "They are not sure yet if they are going to try and bring in two quarterbacks, but if so they have said I would be the quarterback they go after. It's a different situation because they've got the guy they wanted."

Threet spoke briefly about NC State offensive coordinator Marc Trestman.

"I really like him," said Threet. "I really get a long well with him. I like the offense that he has described, and I'm familiar with NC State. It's a strong team in one of the best conferences in the country."

Trestman has offered very few quarterbacks during his brief tenure at NC State. Choosing to pursue quality over quantity, the Wolfpack locked up Justin Burke early last year, and he is trying to do the same this season. However, it appears the Wolfpack might be looking to bring in two quarterbacks in the class of 2007.

"Coach Trestman has said that could possibly bring in two quarterbacks with my year," Threet said. "One of them would be a pro-type quarterback and the other could be more of an athlete."

Hoping to have his decision made prior to his senior season, Threet plans on committing to a college no later then late-July. Also, he hopes to start his college career a semester earlier, and a quick decision makes that easier.

"I plan on enrolling early," he said. "All the schools I've talked to have said that I can enroll in December if that is something I want to pursue. That is what I'm planning on doing."


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