Ohio QB Camps at UNC

Zack Stoudt traveled nearly 500 miles to work out for North Carolina on Saturday afternoon.

"It was great," said Stoudt. "It was a nice place. I did well. I talked to the coaches. It was nice.

"There was a lot of talent there at that camp. It was exciting to go down there and compete with all those guys and throw to the receivers that were there."

Despite living in Dublin (Ohio), Stoudt and his family are familiar with the Carolinas. Stoudt used to live in South Carolina and his sister currently attends UNC-Wilmington.

Stoudt, a 6-foot-4 200-pound quarterback from Dublin (Ohio) Coffman, worked mostly with offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach John Shoop.

"He was great," said Stoudt. "I liked him a lot; he was fun. He was a character - he was funny."

Following the camp, Shoop and Stoudt spoke one-on-one, where Shoop critiqued Stoudt's play and broke down UNC's recruiting situation at quarterback.

"He said I did a good job," said Stoudt. "He said they're going to have me come down for an official visit.

"He basically said everything, but offering me. They have two offers out to quarterbacks, right now. Basically something would have to happen to them [before they'd offer me]."

Stoudt then sat down with Butch Davis, who echoed Shoop's sentiments.

"He just said I did a great job and he talked about the [two quarterbacks with UNC offers]," said Stoudt. "He said ‘If something happens to those guys, you're right there so we'll keep in touch.'"

While he has plenty schools interested, Stoudt is awaiting that elusive first Division I-A scholarship offer. An unmemorable junior campaign is the main culprit for Stoudt's lack of offers.

Stoudt entered his junior season second on the depth chart behind a senior. In the fifth game of the season, he received the start only to tear his MCL. He returned in time for the playoffs, but split reps with the incumbent.

Thus, Stoudt is left to use the summer camping circuit to earn scholarship offers.

After camping at UNC, Stoudt camped at Louisville Sunday. The remainder of his camping schedule includes Alabama, Michigan State, NC State, and Tennessee and he's considering Wisconsin.

If Stoudt can come out of the summer with a few offers, he would like to end his recruitment early.

"Everybody would like to get their [recruitment] out of the way before the season starts," said Stoudt. "If I'm that fortunate to have all my choices and options before the season, then I'd definitely get it out of the way before the season."

With the combination of interest and uncertainty, Stoudt is approaching his recruitment with an open mind.

"The ones showing me the most interest are the ones that I'm interested in," said Stoudt. "Until I have a bunch of offers or I have a lot of choices, it will just come down to whichever school gives me the best opportunity to play and be successful. I don't have any favorites; I'm not leaning anywhere right now."

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