Previewing Camp O'Brien: The Quarterbacks

Pack Pride breaks down the signal-callers that will reportedly attend NC State's football camp.

Camp has always been an important facet of the NC State recruiting philosophy when it comes to offering quarterbacks. Although quarterbacks can be offered outside of working out at the Wolfpack's camp, historically, this has been the preferred method of the State staff.

Pack Pride reviews several of the signal-calllers that will reportedly be in attendance for at least one session of the Wolfpack's summer camp.

Brian Taylor...6-3, 200 pounds...Harnett Central High School...Angier, NC
Taylor passed for 1,997 yards and 16 touchdowns on 149-of-251 passing (59-percent) and 1,213 yards and 11 touchdowns on 177 rushes as a junior. He currently holds offers from Clemson and UNC but was a Wolfpack fan growing up. Taylor possesses one of the best won-loss records of any QB in North Carolina.

Garrett Leatham...6-5, 210 pounds...Middle Creek High School, Apex, NC
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. He has the prototypical drop-back QB frame but has decent mobility. Leatham has yet to earn any scholarship offers. However, he is reportedly very high on NC State.

Jhyree Harris...6-2, 195 pounds...Stone Mountain (GA) High School
Harris recorded 1,615 passing yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior. He added 428 yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground. Harris is dual-threat quarterback of sorts that boasts early offers from Western Carolina and Florida International. He recently listed NC State as his favorite in an interview.

John Loughery...6-5, 205 pounds...William Penn Charter School...Philadelphia, PA
As a junior, Loughery completed 177 of 312 passes for 2066 yards and 18 touchdowns on his way to breaking city and school records. He does not hold any offers but is a player NC State is quite familiar with. Loughery's cousin is former Boston College QB Matt Ryan.

Marquise Williams...6-3, 215 pounds...Mallard Creek High School, Charlotte, NC
Marquise Williams finished his junior season with 2,400 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing for a total of 40 touchdowns. Getting Williams into camp would be a coup for the State staff although he has not listed the Pack in his recent top five. He boasts better than a dozen offers with UNC and Virginia Tech being two of the main players.

Vad Lee...6-1, 195 pounds...Hillside High School...Durham, NC
Vad Lee finished his junior season with 2,013 yards passing for 10 touchdowns. He also rushed for 650 yards and 12 touchdowns. Although many project Lee as an athlete on the next level, this will be his opportunity to prove to the Wolfpack coaches he can stick at quarterback. Lee currently holds offers from State, UNC, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Maryland and South Carolina among others.

Cole Stoudt...6-4, 190 pounds...Dublin (OH) Coffman High School
Before an injury ended his junior season, Stoudt had completed 90-142 passes for 1,155 yards. He threw 16 touchdowns and only had one interception, leading the Shamrocks to an undefeated season at that point. His father is former Pittsburgh Steeler's quarterback Cliff Stoudt. Stoudt holds roughly 10 offers including Cincinnati, Arizona State, Colorado and South Florida among others.

Christian Brumbaugh...6-3, 195 pounds...South Fayette High School...McDonald, PA
As a junior, Brumbaugh led the WPIAL with 23 touchdown passes and finished fourth in passing yards with 1,593. He was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22. Brumbaugh reportedly holds offers from Akron, Bowling Green and Buffalo.

Neal Pawsat...6-3, 205 pounds...Macon County High School...Maysville, KY
Although his junior season was shortened due to injury, Pawsat finished the year with 1,427 yards through the air and 16 touchdowns. Although he has yet to land any offers, Pawsat has attracted interest from Illinois, Purdue, Kentucky, Toledo, Duke and Marshall among others.
Others to Watch

Sam Wood...6-3, 215 pounds...Fletcher High School...Neptune, FL

Lamar McKnight...6-2, 185 pounds...Oak Ridge (NC) Military Academy

Matt Flynn...6-1, 180 pounds...Lake Mary (FLA) High School

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