Days With Pack Out Front

Pack Pride talks with Powder Springs (GA) Hillgrove athlete Synjyn Days and has the latest on his recruitment.

Most college coaches aren't sure what position Powder Springs (GA) Hillgrove athlete Synjyn Days ought to line up at when he reaches the Division I ranks. They realize, however, that he's the kind of athlete that is worth keeping an eye on.

The 6-0, 192-pound athlete is being recruited by most schools as an athlete, while NC State likes him as a quarterback.

"Most schools are recruiting me as an athlete," he said. "They just want to sign me and go from there. NC State wants me as a quarterback, though. I think Kansas State, Louisville and Georgia Tech do too.

"I want to play quarterback. That would be my position if it's my decision. But if a school needs me somewhere else I would move. I would like to play running back too."

Days said he thinks he would fit best into a spread offense, because he can beat quarterbacks with his legs as well as his arm.

The talented young man attended a junior day at NC State earlier this year. Though it has been a while since then, he still has a very positive impression of what the Wolfpack have to offer.

"It's probably been like two months since I've been there. It was real nice. All the coaches seem very personable. I think I can approach them any time. They seem like they're Christians, and that's gonna be a big part of how I make my decision.

"Coach McCollum is real nice. He wants me to camp so they can see me throw. They don't offer quarterbacks until they come to their camp. So they want me there for that first camp.

"I love the campus. I know they have great agriculture and engineering majors, and that's what I'd like to do. Right now they're number one."

Days said Oklahoma State is second on his list, followed by Louisville, Georgia, and Georgia Tech. The Cowboys are the only school to offer thus far.

"(OSU) said they're only recruiting me and one other guy at safety," he said. "They really think I would be able to play early and wouldn't have to redshirt."

Days said a big factor in his decision will be whether schools show interest in his brother Jabari, a member of the Class of 2011, as the two would like to go to school together. He said schools like Alabama and NC State have expressed early interest.


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