Southeast Raleigh High junior quarterback Dylan Parham said his commitment to N.C. State makes him want to work harder.
“There is so many areas where I want to improve,” Parham said. “I need to improve my accuracy and my throwing. I want to get better in reading defenses. I just want to become a better quarterback.”
Parham has been a quarterback for three years. He had played defensive back and wide receiver before he was moved to quarterback as a freshman. He played on the junior varsity that season and eventually won the varsity starting quarterback job during his sophomore season.
Last year, he passed for 1,773 yards and was beginning to attract national recruiting attention. He is 6-foot-5, weighs 200 pounds and is elusive. He moves well in the pocket and throws with velocity and accuracy.
He has learned to read coverages in coach Mike Thibodeau’s system. Parham has two or three options on most play calls.
“I love playing quarterback because you get to touch the ball on almost every play,” he said. “You can improvise some and make decisions about where the ball goes.”
Basketball rankings: Louisville, Duke and Florida State have men’s basketball recruiting classes that are ranked among the 10 best in the country by the recruiting site Scout.com. Louisville is No. 4, followed by No. 6 Duke and No. 9 Florida State.
Louisville has commitments from 6-9 Raymond Spalding (ranked No. 40 by Scout), forward 6-7 Deng Adel (No. 18) and shooting guard 6-3 Donovan Mitchell (No. 21).
Duke’s has 6-10 Chase Jeter (No. 9) and shooting guard 6-5 Luke Kennard (No. 23).
Florida State has four commitments: 6-6 Dwayne Bacon (No. 19), 6-4 Malik Beasley (No. 60), 6-5 Terance Mann (No. 99) and center Jean Marc Christ Koumadje (who is not ranked).
Virginia Tech’s commitment class is No. 21, and Wake Forest’s is No. 23.
The only North Carolina high school player in Scout.com’s top 100 is Kinston’s 6-8 Brandon Ingram.