- QB Everett Proctor...6-2, 200 pounds...Jack Britt High School, Fayetteville, NC
- RB James Washington...5-11, 185 pounds...Boone High School...Orlando, Fla
Did the Pack meet their needs based on sheer numbers: A+
The Pack missed on: David Wilson, Toney Williams
Pack had to work the hardest to land: Everett Proctor...As is the case each year, NC State waited until camp before extending any offers for the quarterback position. For the class of 2009 it was Proctor. However, the decision wasn’t an easy one for Proctor. He looked extremely hard at Georgia Tech as their style is built around an athletic quarterback. The Pack gave Proctor a time table for a decision so they could move ahead with their recruiting and he selected State just a few days after receiving an official offer from the Wolfpack. One of the keys was offensive coordinator Dana Bible’s ability to develop quarterbacks and prepare them for the next level.
How many may the Pack target for the class of 2010: QB-1, RB-1
POSITION BREAKDOWN (NOTE: The information here is solely the opinion of Pack Pride and should be considered for discussion purposes only.)
STRENGTHS: Proctor is a tremendous athlete with very quick feet and he can make people miss. A fierce competitor, Proctor has good speed and a strong arm.
WEAKNESSES: Proctor is very raw as a quarterback... he was used primarily in the run game in high school and will need quite a bit of coaching to prepare him for college. He doesn't have prototypical size but has a very solid frame.
ACADEMICS: He projects as a qualifier.
IMPACT IN 2009? Redshirt
STRENGTHS: A silky smooth athlete, Washington is very fluid and little wasted movement when carrying the football. He has good speed... not a shake-and-bake running back, but he is shifty and uses vision well to find creases in the defense. He also catches the ball well and played against high level of competition in high school.
WEAKNESSES: Washington is a little undersized but enrolling early will give him a head start on filling out physically.
IMPACT IN 2009? Because of State's depth, a redshirt is likely but enrolling early does open the door for potential playing time in 2009.