Monday, October 5, 2009

Pack's plan for recruit hinges on Wilson's status

N.C. State has presented two scenarios for next season to quarterback recruit Tyler Brosius of Tuscola High in Waynesville, according to Brosius' father.

Brosius, who is considered the top senior quarterback prospect in North Carolina, committed to N.C. State last week after backing out of a previous commitment to Virginia. Mike Brosius, his father, said Brosius' situation depends on current starter Russell Wilson's status with the Wolfpack next season.

Mike Brosius said N.C. State's coaches have told him there is a chance that Wilson will sign with a major league baseball team in 2010 and won't return to the Wolfpack for his redshirt junior season. That's a possibility N.C. State coach Tom O'Brien has been acknowledging since July because Wilson is expected to earn his degree in the spring.

If Wilson leaves N.C. State, Mike Glennon and Everett Proctor would be the Wolfpack's only returning scholarship quarterbacks. Glennon is the current backup as a redshirt freshman; Proctor is a freshman who's out for this season with a shoulder injury.

Should Wilson not return, Mike Brosius said, his son might have the chance to compete for playing time - possibly in the backup role - as a freshman. If Wilson comes back to school, Brosius probably will redshirt.

"I'm very comfortable either way, and he is too," Mike Brosius said. "He knows he's going to have to compete no matter what the situation is."

Brosius, who's 6-foot-3 and 228 pounds, is rated as the No. 21 prospect in the state by The Charlotte Observer. His father said he committed too soon to Virginia and became more interested in N.C. State as he learned more about it.

He said Virginia was "overwhelming" and "beautiful" and reminded Brosius of home. But he said his son now prefers to stay in-state where he will be closer to family.

"He just felt like (N.C. State) would be a better fit," Mike Brosius said. "Nothing against Virginia. That was an awesome place."

Ken Tysiac

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