Leader Emerges for Days

Powder Springs (GA) Hillgrove standout quarterback Synjyn Days had a big-time junior season, but he knows his performance this spring and summer will play a role in his college recruitment.

Powder Springs (GA) Hillgrove standout quarterback Synjyn Days had a big-time junior season, but he knows his performance this spring and summer will play a role in his college recruitment.

An all-county and second-team all-state selection, Days totaled nearly 1,800 yards and 25 touchdowns in leading Hillgrove to an 8-4 record and a playoff appearance. Spearheading their triple-option attack, Days hasn't had much of a chance to showcase his passing ability, but he'll get his chance to do so soon.

"I think the colleges want to see me pass before offering me a scholarship," he said. "That's what I think the reason is I don't have any offers yet because my grades are good. I have all A's so my grade situation is in order... I do think some colleges could be close though."

Days is hearing from a host of programs.

"It's getting pretty hectic, but I'm liking the recruiting process," he said. "I'm hearing mostly from NC State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Kansas State, and Alabama, and I'm going to Georgia's Junior Day on the 21st.

"I would think NC State, Georgia Tech, and probably Kansas State are close to offering me."

Days made the trip to Raleigh, North Carolina over the weekend to attend NC State's Junior Day. What did he think of the visit?

"It went real well," he said. "All of the coaches were real nice and the facilities are spectacular. They also have a good Engineering school... one of best in the nation, and that is what I'm looking to major in.

"Coach McCollum is recruiting me for NC State, and I talked with him a lot. He's a real nice guy. He coached my head coach from Hillgrove at Middle Tennessee so my coach knows him really well. He told us that you can approach coach McCollum and talk to him about anything... I liked that."

Checking in at 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds with 4.45 speed, Days could end up at running back, wide receiver, cornerback or safety on the next level, but currently he's looking to earn an offer as a quarterback. NC State offensive coordinator Dana Bible has generally worked out all quarterback prospects at camp before extending a scholarship offer and he informed Days of their plan at Junior Day.

"I talked with NC State about the quarterback position," he said. "Their quarterback coach asked if I would go their camp and workout so that's what I'm going to do. He said they are looking for a quarterback that can throw the ball well but also make plays with his feet.

"I watched NC State play this year and that's the type of quarterback they have now... he was the first freshman to make All-ACC and their offense had a lot of freshmen and sophomores making big plays so I would look forward to having the opportunity to play early if I went to NC State."

Days was so impressed with his NC State visit that the Wolfpack currently lead for his services.

"NC State is my No. 1 choice right now," he said. "All of the coaches are approachable, and they seem like they have a Christian background. It's a good school with a very good football program, and they offer what I would like to major in.

"I would probably like to go ahead and make a decision if I could... to get it out of the way. I don't want it to interfere with my senior year."

Jr. Film: #3 Synjyn Days - Video 1 -

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