With the emergence of Russell Wilson as one of the nation's top young quarterbacks and highly-touted Class of 2008 quarterback Mike Glennon also on the roster, the Pack boasts two solid signal-callers for the future.
Nonetheless, injury problems for Wilson earlier in the year proved that it's tough to have too much quarterback depth at the highest levels of college football. That's one reason the NC State coaches are still taking a hard look at some of the top signal-callers from the Class of 2010.
Audobon, New Jersey quarterback Brandon Hill just may be one of those elite prospects before all is said and done. At 6-5 and 220-pounds, Hill already looks like a college quarterback when he's standing in the pocket and looking for open receivers. As a junior at Audobon this year he passed for 13 touchdowns and expects those numbers to increase dramatically next fall.
Hill runs an offense that values versatility, so while he has the ability to stand in the pocket and make tough throws he also has some experience running the football. Audobon has a diverse system that features the spread and zone reads throughout the course of a game.
The potential he’s shown thus far has led to early recruiting attention from a host of schools, including the Wolfpack.
"I've been getting letters and stuff from NC State, Maryland, Rutgers, Boston College and some others," he explained. "Basically I'm hearing from the same schools now that I was earlier. It's mostly just letters right now.
"I went to a Rutgers game earlier this year and I went to a Boston College game as well. I'm looking forward to seeing NC State and some of the others."
What does he think of the Pack?
"They're high on my list," said Hill. "I'm really looking forward to seeing their campus and their coaching staff. I want to see the system they run and what their offense looks like."
While the Pack has a good shot with Hill, Rutgers may be the early school to beat. The Scarlet Knights have already extended an offer and they now sit at the top of his list.
"Rutgers is definitely up there at the top. I really like their facilities and their coaching staff. I like the school's surroundings, too."