Lawrenceville (NJ) Notre Dame running back Ransford Quarrie has gone without many of the accolades some other prospects at his position have received.
Nonetheless, the 6-0, 225-pound back from the Garden State has caught the attention of some schools, including NC State. The Wolfpack coaches were interested enough to extend a camp invitation to Quarrie, and he took them up on that offer.
"The last time I talked to them was last week when I went down there for the camp," Quarrie recalled. "I'm not exactly sure what day it was. The camp was good. I felt like I did well down there. We went through the drills and after that I did the one on one session with all the coaches watching.
"I talked to coach (Jason) Swepson and he said he likes what he sees. He said I opened some eyes and then he said they'd definitely be in touch."
While Quarrie did not leave Raleigh with an offer, he left with a positive impression of the school and the football program at NC State. First impressions can be decisive in recruiting, but only time will tell what will happen between the Pack and Quarrie.
"I liked the whole school and everything about it," he said. "When I was down there I got a good feeling. There are just some places you feel you want to go, and I got that feeling there."
Though he is listed as a running back and that is the position most project him to play at in the college ranks, Quarrie said he also participated as a linebacker at the NC State camp.
What else does he have on his plate in the near future?
"I think I might be going down to the JMU camp," he said. "Then I might take a couple of trips just for tours. I'm pretty sure I'll be going to Buffalo. I might go to Villanova and then West Virginia, depending on how the rest of the summer goes."