The Triangle does not have a long history of supplying the schools on Tobacco Road with quarterbacks but one of the top juniors in the area is drawing interest.
Garrett Leatham hails from Middle Creek High School in Apex. At 6-5 and 210-pounds he has ideal size for a drop-back pocket passer and has put up numbers good enough to catch the attention of numerous college scouts.
In 2009, Leatham completed 252 of 405 passes for 3,855 yards and 36 touchdowns. In all, he averaged about 275 yards per game through the air, making Middle Creek's offense one of the region's best.
"Wake Forest has been recruiting me really hard lately," Leatham told Pack Pride. "Their tight ends coach came and saw me throw last week. He went back and told the quarterbacks coach about me. The QB coach will be here on Monday. He said if I do really good for him and he likes me they can probably offer after Monday."
Of course, Wake Forest isn't the only school interested in Leatham. East Carolina sent a coach by Middle Creek last week and the Pirates reportedly liked him as well. Middle Creek plans on participating in some football events in eastern North Carolina over the summer and Leatham will probably attend one of East Carolina's camps where the Pirates will evaluate him further.
"UNC was here two weeks ago and coach Shoop, their offensive coordinator, saw me throw. He said he likes me a lot and gave me a camp invitation. I'll probably go out there for that," he added.
So where does that leave NC State? How much interest has the Wolfpack shown?
"Probably my top two (favorite) schools are State and Wake Forest," he said. "They're both recruiting me pretty good. Coach Bible came and watched film on me a couple of months ago. Supposedly he said to my head coach that he loves me. He said something like, 'As of right now if we offer anybody in the area for quarterback it would probably be me.' That was a while ago so I'm not sure if that's changed.
"I've been to a couple of their games with friends, I went to a junior day and I've seen a couple of practices. Their equipment manager is one of my best friends' dad so I'm usually up there a lot. I like State a lot. I'll probably go up to their camp."
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