Charest Talks Camp Experience

Matthews (NC) Butler quarterback Jacob Charest is back from NC State's camp, and he discussed his recruitment with Pack Pride.

"It went pretty good," said Jacob Charest. "They had me do a couple of great drills with the other quarterbacks. I think they really know how to evaluate quarterbacks... that stuck out to me. They did some stuff that I've never done before at these camps or combines.

"I thought Mike Glennon did really well. He was a nice guy too. All of the quarterbacks were real nice. It was a great group to be around, both competitively and friendship-wise."

Charest spent Tuesday at NC State's camp with Butler teammates E.J. Whitley and Mickey Brewer. He had a chance to talk with the Wolfpack coaches before departing Raleigh.

"They said that I did a great job, but they aren't going to offer anybody until all the camps are through," said Charest. "We will know who gets the offer next week.

"They didn't really say anything about how many quarterbacks they were going to offer, but if I had to guess it would just be one for right now. I imagine that if they offer a kid and he doesn't commit or ends up going elsewhere, they will offer another one down the road."

Playing on a team stocked with division one prospects, Charest threw for an impressive 2,485 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior en route to all-county honors. Tabbed the No. 11 quarterback in the country and a four-star prospect by, Charest already owns offers from California, Louisville, Oregon, Illinois, Akron, and Iowa.

What is up next for him?

"I'm really not sure," he said. "I'm going to try and take a couple of more visits. I might go up to Illinois, Iowa, Boston College, and maybe Alabama. They started contacting me a couple of weeks ago. They want me to go to their camp... they said that their quarterback situation is wide open."

Charest admits that he doesn't have a timeframe, but he is looking forward to seeing what happens with the NC State quarterback situation.

"I'm going to wait and see what they do," he said. "Even if they do offer me I don't think I would commit right away. If they do it will be a strong thing... that would be great. I'm not saying I would definitely commit if they do offer me, but it looks pretty good. I don't want to exclude any other schools, but I think NC State has a great coaching staff and it is a beautiful campus."

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