Fayetteville (N.C.) Jack Britt quarterback and NC State verbal commitment Everett Proctor finally took his official visit to Raleigh over the weekend and came away with a good idea of what to expect when he arrives over the summer as a freshman.
Proctor committed to State in mid-July, just days after picking up an offer from the Pack. He did so in spite of holding other offers and with the knowledge that he would be a very highly-pursued prospect.
Proctor has only lined up at quarterback for two years at Jack Britt, and the transition has been fairly seamless for him. He has improved as a passer, and at 6-2 and 200 pounds, his 40-yard dash time of 4.45 seconds is indicative of his game breaking ability on the ground. This past season he led Jack Britt to a spot in the 4AA state championship game after rushing and throwing for better than 1,000 yards. He was named to the Shrine Bowl and was an AP all-state selection.
Over the weekend he made his official visit to NC State and talked with Pack Pride about his trip went.
“Yeah, I was there,” Proctor said of his official visit over the weekend. “It went pretty good. We woke up around eight or nine to eat breakfast and then tour. We ate lunch, talked to the coaches, ate dinner and that’s about it. We got to meet with the players, too.”
Proctor’s host for the weekend was freshman linebacker Terrell Manning. Speaking to the coaching staff was one of the highlights of the weekend for him.
“I talked to coach Bible, coach O’Brien … really I talked to all the coaches, but those were the main ones to I talked to, especially coach Bible. We had a little sit down and discussed what he does with the offense.
“Basically he told me how it doesn’t matter what kind of quarterback I am. He said the best quarterback is going to play.”
Proctor did not get a chance to speak with Russell Wilson over the weekend as the Pack’s 2008 starter was rehabbing on Saturday.
Proctor is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 44 QB in the nation by Scout.com. ESPN considers him the No. 46 athlete in the nation.
Scouting Report: "The first thing I notice about Proctor is his demeanor. He carries himself like someone who knows what it's like to lead. He is extremely athletic and just has a toughness about him, both physical and mental.
"He plays like a free safety. He sticks his nose in there and is not afraid of contact. The biggest thing is that he brings such complementary talents to the position. He is a true dual-threat quarterback who can go the distance, and he has a solid enough arm to be a balanced threat. It will be interesting to see how Coach O'Brien uses him." -- Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Burke Hayes
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