Byrum Enjoys State Camp

Charlotte (NC) Victory Christian quarterback Josh Byrum spent Tuesday in Raleigh attending NC State's football camp, and he left feeling that he impressed the Wolfpack coaching staff.

Charlotte (NC) Victory Christian quarterback Josh Byrum spent Tuesday in Raleigh attending NC State's football camp, and he left feeling that he impressed the Wolfpack coaching staff.

"I think I did very well," said Byrum. "Coach Bible, the quarterbacks coach, he put me through a workout where I did a lot of different throws. He checked out my footwork and said I did good."

In a run-oriented offense, Byrum, a 6-foot-2, 180-pounder, passed for 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns during his junior season.

"Josh is an exceptional quarterback," Victory Christian head coach Frank Crockett previously stated. "He's a type of guy that's smart, makes good decisions with the football... Josh can throw the deep ball real well with a lot of accuracy. He's fundamentally sound – his technique is exceptional."

Byrum has already attended camps at Duke, Missouri, Ball State, and now NC State with potential trips to Pittsburgh and Iowa State scheduled. Wolfpack offensive coordinator Dana Bible worked exclusively with the quarterbacks, and Byrum enjoyed the experience.

"That was the best camp I've been to," he said. "The drills that coach Bible had us doing, those were the best I've seen so far. He had us working on our mechanics, different throws, footwork... everything. The thing about coach Bible is his background is impressive."

Following camp, Byrum spent some time with Bible and head coach Tom O'Brien, and they informed him that an offer to a quarterback could be coming soon.

"I talked briefly after the camp with coach O'Brien and coach Bible," said Byrum. "I think they'll let me know by the end of all the camps on Thursday. It sounds like they are going to make a decision on who they'll offer by Thursday."

Although he's yet to recieve an official scholarship offer, Byrum believes Ball State and NC State are close to offering. Currently, those two programs are his favorites.

"If I had to say, my favorites would probably be Ball State and NC State," he stated. "At Ball State, the coaching staff they have is strong. Stan Parrish, the quarterbacks coach, used to coach Tom Brady and Brian Griese at Michigan. He's a very good quarterbacks coach.

"At NC State, I really like the coaching staff with coach O'Brien and coach Bible. They came from Boston College, and they've produced great quarterbacks. NC State already had Philip Rivers, and coach O'Brien and coach Bible coached Matt Ryan and the Hasselbeck brothers."

According to Byrum, his biggest strengths are his footwork and leadership. His quarterbacks coach speaks very highly of his intangibles.

"He's a leader," VCC quarterback coach Don Robinson said. "He reads defenses very well and does a good job of spreading the ball around to all of his receivers based on the defense… He's a natural. I've been coaching quarterbacks for 38 years now and he's one of the best pure passers that I've seen. He has the best mechanics that I've seen from a quarterback."

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