Pack Pride has documented NC State’s renewed recruiting presence in the state of New Jersey and the latest prospect to catch the eye of the Wolfpack staff is QB Michael Colvin. The Morristown (NJ) High School standout has quietly accumulated three scholarship offers and the attention of several major, division one programs.
At 6-3, 212 pounds, Colvin was one of New Jersey’s top dual-threat quarterbacks in 2007. He helped lead his team to an impressive 9-2 record and the semifinals of the state playoffs. Along the way Colvin passed for better than 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns while adding 800 yards and an additional 11 scores on the ground. For his efforts he was named all-county, all-conference and all-section.
On the recruiting front, Colvin has landed early offers from Buffalo, Akron and Harvard as well as steady recruiting interest from the likes of Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia, Connecticut and Boston College.
NC State recently jumped in the fray as well and have elevated their interest level over the course of the past few weeks.
“I’ve been getting some mail from NC State but they just came up on the map recently,” said Colvin. “They came to the school a few days ago and recently have been showing a lot of interest and been very much in contact.”
Although he doesn’t know much about the Pack, Colvin added that it’s a program he’s looking forward to evaluating further over the summer.
“I’m very interested in State and I’m keeping all my options open which is the big thing,” he said. “I’ve got another year and while it would be nice to know where I’m going next year, I’m not trying to rush it.
“But my interest is definitely high. I met the coach and he was real nice and then he called me a couple of days after that. He personally invited me to go down to the camp. I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to make it down but I’m definitely planning to go down there for a visit sometime this summer. But I am very, very interested. I know they just brought in a kid that would be a year ahead of me so I’d be behind him but they seem to think I can compete for a job which is what I want to hear.”
While Colvin is keeping all of his recruiting options open, one school that has caught his eye is Pittsburgh. The Panthers have told the rising senior that he’s one of the top QB prospects on their board.
“Pittsburgh is definitely standing out,” he said. “They’ve told me a couple of times that I’m their guy right now. They’re just waiting to meet me. I’ve only met one of their coaches and talked to another so I’m going up there on June 23 and just meet the guys and see the campus. I think they’re probably going to offer me then. They’ve talked to my coach and he seems to be set on the fact that they’ll probably offer me while I’m up there.”
In addition to the trip to Pittsburgh, Colvin will have a busy summer as he plans to hit several camps over the coming weeks in the pursuit of additional offers.
“I’m definitely going to the Harvard camp because once they offered me, they kind of need me to come up there which I wanted to do. I’m then thinking about going to Boston College, Virginia and then possibly Connecticut’s camp.”
With no set timetable for a decision, Colvin says he simply plans to make his decision whenever he finds the right fit.
“When the right offer comes along I’m definitely going to jump on it. But if it takes up until signing day then that’s okay but I really don’t want to drag it out that long. I’d rather go ahead and get it over with.”