Recruiting: Carroll QB's Stock On The Rise

Southlake Carroll QB Greg McElroy is seeing his stock rise more and more as schools across the country get a look at the talented signal caller. He spoke to Inside Texas about his recruitment thus far and his interest in Texas.

Greg McElroy backed up recent Missouri signee Chase Daniel last season in coach Todd Dodge's prolific Carroll offense, but that hasn't kept schools across the country from taking note of his skills.

McElroy currently has a total of six offers. "I have been offered by North Carolina, UTEP, Texas Tech, Ole Miss, SMU, and Kansas," he said. "I currently don't have a leader." Kansas was the first offer for McElroy. Ole Miss and Texas Tech are currently showing him the most interest. Also of note is that Texas, Stanford, Tennessee, and Alabama are showing him interest as well.

The 6-2, 212-pound rising senior is being recruited by Texas Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Greg Davis. "Coach Davis is currently recruiting me," McElroy said. "I've only talked to him once on the phone, but he has told me that Texas has only offered two QBs at this time, but I may get an offer. He just said to be patient."

McElroy also attended the Texas Camp on June 5th. "I had a chance to speak to Coach Davis and the entire coaching staff," he said. "We talked about everything from what I like about Texas to what I'm looking to do. The camp went real good. I met Deon Beasley, Montre Webber, and Mitch Mustain." Who stood out at the camp? "The two players that really stood out to me were Montre Webber and Damian Williams," he said.

What does Greg like about Texas? "I grew up watching Texas play," he said. "They've always been one of the dominant teams in the country and I believe they're going to win a National Championship within a few years."

Texas Tech is one of the schools showing McElroy the most interest. He is being recruited by Texas Tech's Safeties Coach Carlos Mainord. "Coach Mainord is recruiting me from Texas Tech," he said. "He's a real nice guy and very honest. He recruits my area and I've had a few conversations with him."

Greg feels that he would fit in well in the Texas Tech system. "Texas Tech runs a wide open offense," he said. "It's a great place to play QB."

When McElroy spoke to Inside Texas, he was just about to head to Knoxville, Tenn. to attend a Tennessee Camp. So far, McElroy has attended camps at Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas Tech. He also has plans to camp at SMU, BYU, and Stanford.

Last season, McElroy and his Carroll HS teammates finished a sparkling 16-0. They won the Texas 5A State Championship and were crowned National Champions by publications across the country. "This season I want to win a State Championship again," he said. "I want to have a successful season and not get caught up in the recruiting process. I just simply want to have fun winning." McElroy was 18-30 last season for 208 yards and 2 TDs. On the ground he had 40 carries for 175 yards and 3 TDs.

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