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NC State gets QB transfer, UNC snags top recruit

Posted January 26, 2012

The future quarterback situations at North Carolina State and the University of North Carolina became a little clearer Thursday.

NC State will be solidified at the position for the next three seasons with the addition of transfer Pete Thomas from Colorado State. Meanwhile, UNC was able to steal the state’s top quarterback recruit form the Wolfpack in a change of heart that surprised many.

Thomas confirmed to the Ft. Collins Coloradoan Wednesday that he would be leaving CSU amidst a coaching change, telling the paper he would be attending NC State to finish his playing eligibility.

The announcement of Thomas’ transfer came a day before Page High School’s James Summers withdrew his commitment to NC State and instead committed to the Tar Heels. Summers is the top in-state and No. 32 overall ranked quarterback prospect in the country according to Scout.com.

Thomas will sit out this upcoming season due to NCAA transfer rules and will then have two years of eligibility after that. He will enroll in classes this summer and be able to participate in spring practice. Current NC State quarterback Mike Glennon will play out his final season during Thomas’ hiatus.

Thomas was a four-star recruit out of high school in El Cajon, Calif. and started as a true freshman at CSU. He played in 21 games for the Rams before injuring his knee late last season. As a freshman, Thomas threw for 2,662 yards and 11TDs while completing better than 62 percent of his passes.

The 6-foot-5, 225 pound quarterback had an offer from NC State coming out of high school but opted to go to CSU and play for coach Steve Fairchild. Fairchild was fired after a third consecutive 3-9 season in Ft. Collins and CSU hired former Alabama coordinator Jim McElwain to take over. Thomas also considered Vanderbilt and UCLA as transfer destinations.

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  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Jan 31, 3:39 p.m.

    From a post at PackInsider:

    To be honest from what I have heard from different people around the program is that Stocker and... View More

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Jan 31, 3:38 p.m.

    I'm sure this has NOTHING to do with Stocker committing to State.

    From what I understand, Stocker and Summers are the same QB, but Stocker is better at this point in time.

    Not sure why this wasn't even mentioned in the article. I guess WRAL prefers to spin this as a win for the Heels.

  • Dubble EE Jan 27, 12:51 p.m.

    Don't cloud the discussion with common sense, man.

    — Posted by shakennotstirred

    Maybe he gained the common sense that WulfPecker U sucks.

    — Posted by Dubble EE

    Doublee = troll. Never anything to add to a discussion, just insults and ignoring the facts.... View More

    — Posted by shakennotstirred

    PLUS 1

    — Posted by GC

    PLUS 2

    LOL!

  • Dubble EE Jan 27, 12:50 p.m.

    Way to go Fedora! He said he could recruit and he snagged a
    future NFL QB!

    — Posted by jbthehuntergroup

    You jokers kill me. Two or three of have already said that this kid will be an
    NFL QB.... View More

    — Posted by GC

    You said all of that to say what?

    Pointless.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Jan 27, 12:13 p.m.

    Sorry to lose that Summers guy. But so be it. Good luck to him.

  • pskunk119 Jan 27, 11:53 a.m.

    Good luck, James. Enjoy the sanctions!!!!

  • GC Jan 27, 10:47 a.m.

    QB decommits from State and commits to Carolina. He obviously heard the Heels won't get much... View More

    — Posted by DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT

    Yeah right...No one in the media nor experts covering the NCAA know what the sanctions will be yet this kid in high school does?

    And since this high schooler does supposedly know that the sanctions wont be bad

    he is keeping it all to himself?

    You should rephrase that maybe he believes the smoke that Larry the Hat is laying on him that UNC won't have many sanctions but Summers has no clue what's going to happen nor does anyone else until the NCAA actually announces them.

    Baby blue delusion continues to create fools.

  • GC Jan 27, 10:37 a.m.

    May have more to do with the fact that State landed a top QB transfer from CA earlier today and... View More

    — Posted by Deman

    Don't cloud the discussion with common sense, man.

    — Posted by shakennotstirred

    Maybe he gained the common sense that WulfPecker U sucks.

    — Posted by Dubble EE

    Doublee = troll. Never anything to add to a discussion, just insults and ignoring the facts.... View More

    — Posted by shakennotstirred

    PLUS 1

  • GC Jan 27, 10:33 a.m.

    Way to go Fedora! He said he could recruit and he snagged a
    future NFL QB!

    — Posted by jbthehuntergroup

    You jokers kill me. Two or three of have already said that this kid will be an

    NFL QB. Hilarious. Maybe you should wait to see if he will be any good at college

    football first. Everytime an athlete steps up to the next level its a whole new ballgame. The speed, skill, hand/eye coordination, reaction time shoots up exponentially. There is no absolute that this kid will be a superstar in college

    much less anointing him as an NFL QB already.

    If you NFL predictors really knew anything about sports you would understand that

    there are a heck of a lot more so called superstars that DON"T make it at the next level than do.

    This kid, who is still in high school, may turn out to be a NFL QB but we don't even know if that will be a great one in college yet.

    Take a deep breath and a cup of coffee and get back to reality.

  • heelsforever Jan 27, 10:25 a.m.

    What it was is Summers saw the writting on the wall that he would not be the starting... View More

    — Posted by lec0257

    He won't start in Chapel Hill next year either with Renner and Williams ahead of him. He will redshirt.

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