Pack Offers Proctor as a QB

After attending NC State's camp, Fayetteville (NC) Jack Britt's Everett Proctor has emerged with an offer from NC State to play quarterback.

After attending NC State's camp, Fayetteville (NC) Jack Britt's Everett Proctor has emerged with an offer from NC State to play quarterback.

The Wolfpack was the first school to offer Proctor a scholarship but did so as an athlete. This week, he was informed that he now had an offer to play quarterback, the position he prefers.

"Coach Bridge called and informed us that they were offering Everett as a quarterback," said Jack Britt head coach Richard Bailey. "They had in several quarterbacks for their camps, and he emerged with the offer.

"They want to take just one quarterback in this class, and they want it to be Everett. Coach Bridge was explaining it to Everett today... their situation at quarterback."

According to Bailey, Proctor has to make a quick decision should he choose to commit to NC State.

"There is a timetable on it," said coach Bailey. "Because he's their only quarterback offer, they are wanting to hear back from him in a week or two. If he doesn't accept it, they'll offer the next guy. If that guy accepts it, they'll still take Everett as an athlete, but not as a quarterback.

"Everett knows the situation, and I think it's fair. When you're only offering one quarterback in the class, you need to have that quick decision because you have other guys you like out there who are looking to hear from you."

Proctor now holds several offers. South Carolina, East Carolina, and Maryland have offered as an athlete while NC State, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, and Illinois have extended offers to play quarterback. According to his head coach, Proctor could be close to reaching a decision.

"He goes to camp this weekned at Virginia Tech, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Everett announce his decision as early as next week," stated coach Bailey. "I explained it to him that when schools recruit you as a quarterback, that's different than as an offensive lineman or reciever. They want to know right away because you'll probably be the only quarterback they take in your class.

"It looks like it will be NC State, Virginia Tech or Georgia Tech for Everett. I think those are the three programs he'll choose from and all three want him to play quarterback."

At 6-2 and 200 pounds, Proctor boasts 4.49-second speed in the 40-yard dash. As a junior playing quarterback, he rushed for 1,1105 yards and 13 touchdowns and added 754 yards and an additional five scores through the air. However, coach Bailey has noticed considerable improvement from his star player.

"He's improved tremendously since last year," said Bailey. "His workout at NC State was as good as I've seen him throwing the ball. At all of these camps, he's proven that he can throw as well as any of the other quarterbacks, and he can obviously run it.

"Last year we didn't throw it as much, but with his improvement we're going to now throw it a lot more. In a passing offense, he could be a 3,000-yard passing guy. That's how well I think he can pass it."

How does Bailey believe Proctor could fit in at NC State?

"I think NC State would be a very good fit for him," said Bailey. "They brought in the Glennon kid this year, and if he plays and is as good as advertised he could be leaving as a junior.

"I told Everett about that. I told him that if he went to NC State and Glennon left after his junior year, he could potentially be the starter as a redshirt sophomore if he goes in there and works hard. Worst case, and assuming he doesn't let a guy under him come in and beat him out, he's probably the starter as a redshirt junior, starting his junior year just like he did here for us at Jack Britt."

Pack Pride will have more on Everett Proctor in the near future so stay tuned!

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