One of the top signal callers in the state for 2017, Wren quarterback Jay Urich, has found himself the owner of some early offers and tons of interest from schools across the country already. The 6'4 prospect has taken some visits in recent weeks and has some more planned in the subsequent weeks ahead.
His most recent visit was with one of the schools who has already offered, Mercer. He talked about his trip to Georgia to check out the Bears as they hosted Wofford.
"My visit to Mercer was good. It was a rainy game but that didn't stop all the fans from coming. That really stood out to me. The coaches said that the ywere glad that I came down to see them and we just talked about the past games I played."
Another visit prior to the one at Mercer was to in-state South Carolina. Urich shared his thoughts about the trip to Columbia to see them host Kentucky.
"My visit to South Carolina was great! The atmosphere was one of the best I have been to. I have a good relationship with all of the coaches and it was just a good overall trip."
With head coach Steve Spurrier resigning today we asked Urich his thoughts about the outgoing coach and if it would effect his feelings towards the Gamecocks.
"It sort of shocked me a little. But it's what's best for him and that's what matters. I have a lot of respect for him and who he is not only as a coach but as a person. I'm excited for a new era of Carolina football. I think Steve Spurrier did phenomenal things for the program. I"m excited to see hat Coach Elliott will do with the rest of the year and looking forward to a new season of Carolina football!"
Along with Mercer and South Carolina other schools who've reached out to the 6'4 signal caller lately. He'll visit one this coming weekend too.
"East Carolina has been in contact a lot lately. I will be visiting ECU on Saturday versus Tulsa."
"I've been talking with coach Riley and he has told me that they really like my skill set. They want to get me up to a game to talk in person. I don't know too much about them at this point but I have heard the fan base is really good and I like coach Riley a lot."
Others who've been talking with him a lot he says are, "Vanderbilt and Penn State."
Despite a young offensive line Urich has managed to put together a solid junior season so far. He talked about things up to this point.
"It's been really good. We are 4-3 and now (3-1) in the region. We have a lot of positive momentum and I'm looking forward to finishing strong. I'd like to keep working on my mechanics and gaining more knowledge about different coverages."
So far Urich says he has a 54% completion rate with 1,486 yards and 11 touchdowns. He's also piled up 507 yards rushing and scored 5 touchdowns on the ground for his squad.
After his visit to ECU on Saturday Urich says he'll visit Vanderbilt the following Saturday when they host Missouri.
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