2011 Intro: Price Litton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- To improve his recruiting stock, Price Litton transferred to Providence Day School from Weddington High prior to last season.

"I'd been getting recruited pretty heavily for quarterback and that's the position I want to play in college," Litton said. "Basically I needed to get to a school where I was the guy everybody depended on and they looked up to me to lead the team. I needed to get the experience of the grass under my feet, too."

Following his sophomore season, Litton and his parents explored several options, including Summerville (S.C.) High and several private schools in Charlotte, until selecting Providence Day.

"We met Coach [Bruce] Hardin and he's a legendary coach, a great guy, very smart, and a good guy to learn from and play under," Litton said. "… It just turns out that [Providence Day] would be the best place for us and so far I love it. From an academic standpoint, it's really second-to-none."

During his freshman season, Litton attended Weddington High where he started at quarterback on the junior varsity team and backed up Anthony Boone, who signed with Duke in February, on the varsity level. He was brought up to varsity exclusively his sophomore season.

"My sophomore year they wouldn't let me play down to JV," Litton said. "Anthony was their guy, so I backed Anthony up and played a little receiver."

At Providence Day, Litton immediately earned the starting quarterback spot. In addition to utilizing his arm, Providence Day's offense asks a lot out of its quarterback's legs.

"Basically, we ran an inside and outside zone, and some play action and boot action off of it," Hardin said. "We ran him quite a bit on some reads, where he would read the end, or what we call ‘follow.' We ran some ‘follow' routes with him and he does an excellent job with that. Plus, we went to a little bit of a spread this year, because football is a game of numbers and we didn't have them when we got some linemen hurt. We spread them out so they wouldn't put eight or nine in the box. "

Litton ended his junior season with 1,400 yards and ten touchdowns through the air with 12 interceptions and 500 yards and five scores on the ground.

Before he even started a varsity game, Litton was receiving college interest – mostly because of all the camps and combines he attended as an underclassman.

"Price is a good size – he's 6-3, over 200 pounds," Hardin said. "He has a real strong arm and has learned this year to put a nice touch on the ball. The thing I like about him is he can run the football."

Unsurprisingly, Litton saw a sharp rise in his recruiting stock following his junior season.

"He's kind of a hot item in the ACC right now and with a lot of the SEC schools," said Hardin, who coached UNC assistant Everett Withers in high school. "I know Georgia has invited him down. Clemson constantly is calling about him. Even as far as Wisconsin, their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach has been on our campus. Notre Dame invited him up for the Notre Dame-Southern Cal game."

In addition to the aforementioned schools, Litton is receiving interest from Duke, North Carolina, NC State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

Price has yet to receive his first scholarship offer. But Clemson has hinted that an offer could be forthcoming.

Last summer, Litton camped at Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He plans to camp at Duke, Clemson, UNC, NC State, and Virginia this summer.

Over the fall, Price attended football games at Clemson twice, Georgia, UNC twice, Notre Dame, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. Over the weekend, he attended junior days at Duke and NC State.

With no scholarship offers on the table yet, Price doesn't have any favorite schools.

"As of right now, I'm really open to anything," Price said. "It's a once in a lifetime experience and I really want to enjoy it and have fun with it. I'm just open to anything right now. I want to take all five of my official visits and do all that."

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