Scout Rating: ***
Scout Rank: #43 QB
Size: 6-2, 200 pounds
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
High School: Jack Britt High School
Accolades: Ranked by ESPN as the #43 athlete in the nation...Ranked by Rivals.com the #99 athlete in the nation and a three-star prospect...all-conference selection....all-state selection...Shrine Bowl selection…recruited to NC State by tight ends coach Jim Bridge.
Stats: As a senior, Proctor he led Jack Britt to a spot in the 4AA state championship game after rushing and throwing for better than 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Commit Date: 7/15/2008
Recruiting Scene: Proctor's path to becoming a division one college QB wasn't an easy one. He began his high school career as a wide receiver and safety during his freshman year. As a sophomore, Proctor shared time at quarterback on the JV squad. Headed into the 2007 season, Jack Britt head coach Richard Bailey named Proctor (6-2, 200 pounds, 4.6-seconds in the 40-yard dash) the varsity starter at QB and the move paid off. He would go on to account for nearly 2,000 yards of offense and 18 touchdowns and emerge as one of North Carolina's more sought-after prospects for the class of 2009.
After attending NC State's summer camp, he left the only quarterback who camped to be extended an offer in the 2009 class. With other offers on the table from South Carolina, East Carolina, and Maryland, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, and Illinois, he elected to commit to the Wolfpack a few days later.
Jack Britt Head Coach Richard Bailey says: "We made the decision to move him to quarterback as a junior and he really embraced it. In fact, he became a quarterback junkie. He did everything he could to learn the position and he's come a long way. Mechanically, he used to throw it almost underhanded and he's really progressed but it's come through his own hard work and diligence. As long as I was willing to be there, he was willing to stay and throw with me and watch videos. He's a self-made guy. I'm not going to take any of the credit because he put in the time."
Scout.com Evaluation: 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.
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