Recruiting the quarterback position this year is especially critical for NC State and Pack Pride has profiled several prospects that will attend the Wolfpack's camp this summer in the hopes of earning an offer from the Pack. One recent addition to the list is QB Tyler Brennan from TL Hanna High School in Anderson, SC.
At 6-3, 195 pounds, Brennan helped lead Hannah to a 10-3 record last year behind 1,600 yards passing and 15 touchdowns. He also chipped in 200 yards on the ground and an additional two scores. Brennan will be a three-year varsity starter in 2007 and he has seen interest in his talents pick up dramatically during the spring evaluation period.
"I had a bunch of coaches come in," said Brennan. "I know there were coaches from NC State, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt and several other division one schools. I also had coaches from some smaller schools in, too."
Brennan had a chance to see NC State a few weeks ago when he made a stop at the Adidas Elite Camp held at the Pack's practice field. With several college coaches looking on, Brennan more than held his own and looked solid in passing drills. State apparently came away impressed as well as they've invited him to camp and shown more interest as of late. Brennan said he's definitely intrigued by the Wolfpack's interest and it's a program he has quite a bit of interest in.
"The thing I like about State is they usually have a good program and they're in the ACC," he said. "That's probably the big thing because it would be good to stay in the ACC. When I was up at State for Adidas, I couldn't talk to the coaches because of the NCAA rules but one of their coaches called me a while back."
In addition to NC State, Brennan will attend camps at Auburn, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech. He added that NC State, Auburn and Wake Forest were currently recruiting him the hardest. As he continues to work for his first scholarship offer, Brennan is staying away from naming particular favorites, however.
"Right now I'm considering NC State, Auburn, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Duke, Illinois, Penn State and basically all of the ACC schools," he said. "I really don't have any favorites. I'm kind of just waiting to see what comes my way."
Brennan plans to major in either Sports Medicine or Sports Marketing.