June 21, 2011

Caleb Rowe will stay in touch

Caleb Rowe, a pro-style quarterback from Greer (S.C.) Blue Ridge High, came away from his stay at NC State's one-day camp encouraged. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder is about to put the finishing touches on an extensive camping circuit that has gone through the region with stops at Wake Forest, Middle Tennessee State, NC State, Cincinnati, Clemson, South Carolina, Furman, Coastal Carolina, Liberty and Maryland.

"It's been very busy but that's all the camps I'm going to," he said. "I'm knocking them all out in [a little more than] one week."

Rowe camped in Raleigh on June 10 and was just embarking on his extensive tour along the east coast. He began the circuit with an offer from Gardner-Webb and was hoping to earn more tenders. He wasn't offered by the Pack, but liked what the coaches told him.

"I thought I did pretty good even though my shoulder was bothering me just a little," he said. "I really enjoyed the camp and had a lot of fun. I thought it went real good.

"I talked to Coach [Dana] Bible after and he said they would keep evaluating me and keep watching with a close eye, so I was pretty excited about that."

Rowe relished in the opportunity to see the facilities that NC State offers.

"We mostly stayed over by the football complex, but it was a lot better than I thought it was going to be," he said. "It was beautiful, very beautiful. The weight room was so nice, I thought the big statue out front was pretty cool, the field was real nice and I thought it was a beautiful campus also.

"[The facilities] were first-class, I thought they were very good compared to what I've seen [at other schools]. They are probably one of my top three at least."

Assistant Jim Bridge is leading the charge for NC State in Rowe's recruitment. Since The Wolfpacker spoke to Rowe after he had only visited a handful of his scheduled campuses, he was reluctant to come out with a top group or list of favorites.

"I'm not going to say that I like one school more than the others, I haven't really been to a lot of schools, but I really, really like NC State a lot. I don't have a number for the schools but I really like NC State."

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