Quarterback Brent Schaeffer is one of the top available signal-callers in this recruiting class. He visited NC State this weekend, but was it enough to push the Pack even higher on his list?
"I really enjoyed the visit to NC State," said Schaeffer. "They've made it real clear that I'm the guy they want at quarterback this year. They have a couple of young quarterbacks, Jay Davis and Marcus Stone, but I've never been afraid of competition. It's going to be a battle for playing time, and everyone will have the same opportunity."
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound dual-threat quarterback from Deerfield Beach, Florida has offers from Tennessee, NC State, Kansas State, Auburn and several others. Who are his leaders?
"If I had to pick two it would be NC State and Tennessee," he said. "But I'm still looking at Kansas State, South Florida and Auburn too. I'm attracted to the offenses at each school, and at each place I could at least go in and compete for a starting job. Nothing has been guaranteed, but I trust my abilities and work ethic."
Schaeffer could also play other positions in college, but he wants to at least get a shot behind center.
"I consider myself a quarterback first and an athlete second. If I need to change positions to get on the field I'll be able to do that, but it's not something I'm crazy about. I've got a good arm and I think I'm versatile enough to be a big-time threat at quarterback in college."
Schaeffer is a 4-star prospect and is rated the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in the country.