In the fast paced world of recruiting a verbal commitment does not always end the process for a prospect. One rising senior who recently made a verbal commitment to NC State still plans on taking his official visits before signing his letter of intent in February.
Quarterback Everett Proctor, a 6-2, 200 pound prospect from Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville, N.C., wants to check out several programs before ending the recruiting process for good. He's still verbally committed to the Wolfpack, but wants to make sure he made the right decision.
"Of course I'm going to take my visits," Proctor said. "But as of right now I'm probably going to sign with State.
"I believe I'm going to visit Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Clemson and maybe Miami. South Carolina has offered and Georgia Tech has offered. Actually, I've been trying to lay low and stay out of the recruiting process. I just want to focus on getting better and winning a state championship, but I'll probably take those visits."
Proctor committed to NC State in mid-July. While he plans to look around a bit, he has nothing but good things to say about the Pack.
"I really like their style of offense and the coaches there," he explained. "Coach Bridge is a good man and I trust him. I feel like he's going to put me in the right place and do the right things."
For now, Proctor is focused on leading his team as far as he can during his senior campaign.
"I've mostly been with the team lately. We had a scrimmage against Cape Fear on Tuesday. We did really well, actually. The whole team did well. We didn't keep score but I know I scored a couple of times. I think I played pretty good, but I couldn't have done it without teammates.
"I've been working on my pocket presence this year. Last year I was quick to evade the rush but now I can sit in there and see what's going on down field. That's going to be a big plus to my game.
"Our team has what we call hidden talent, or sneaky talent. You look at our receivers and you might not think they're very good. They're small, not too big and don't look that fast. But they can get down the field and make plays."
Proctor is rated the No. 44 quarterback in the nation by Scout.com.