Lighthouse Point (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons quarterback Michael Greco committed to N.C. State before the season so he could focus on his performance on the field. After a 4-5 season, Greco said that Cardinal Gibbons’ season was a disappointment, but his decision of N.C. State was not.
“I orally committed to N.C. State before the season,” he said. “I made my decision after camp, and I think their offense will be a good fit for me. They give their quarterback a lot more freedom, so it should fit well.
“We lost our last four games and finished 4-5, so it was a bit disappointing. My number weren’t that impressive either. I missed the first two games with a broken pinky on my throwing hand, but I’m fine now.”
Greco said he’s happy other teams have backed off recruiting him after he convinced them his N.C. State pledge was solid.
“I’m not getting too many calls anymore, and it’s a bit of a relief,” he said. “After they found out that I committed they pretty much started backing off.”
Despite his early season injury, Greco still looks to make big plays down the field, an attribute he admires in his two favorite pro passers.
“I really like making big plays and stretching the field,” Greco said. “I like Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick, because they’re always making big plays. That’s what I’m hoping to do in the future.”
Greco is the No. 8 ranked dual-threat quarterback in the nation, and is a member of the top 100 overall prospects in Florida. He said that he has no visits planned at this time.